School board honored during January

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 The students, faculty, staff and administrators of Bullitt County Public Schools are saluting this community’s elected education leaders during January in Kentucky’s 18th annual observation of School Board Recognition Month.

Mrs. Dolores Ashby, Mrs. Lorraine McLaughlin, Mr. Tim Wiseheart, Mr. Darrell Coleman and Mr. Roger Hayes are among the 872 school board members being honored across the Commonwealth this month by 174 local school districts.

“Our school board members do far more than show up at one meeting a month, cast a few votes and go home,” said Bullitt County Public Schools Superintendent Keith Davis. “Most people would be very surprised at the hours of preparation, of questions, of discussion of options and sometimes differences of opinion that our board members are involved in for all of the issues that come up at every meeting and work session. In addition, members spend time visiting schools, talking with teachers and attending evening events.

“Our district is working with a new state school assessment system that gave us cause to celebrate as well as presenting some challenges when the scores came out a few weeks ago,” Davis said. “The board members are key players with the teachers and principals as we work to move every child to college and career readiness. Our board members have spent many hours gaining an understanding of the new accountability system to prepare them to make the decisions that will support our district wide improvement.

“I’m proud to work side by side with this group of selfless colleagues. The people of our community should be just as proud,” Davis said. “I’d like to invite everyone to thank our board members for the important work they are doing.”

A resolution prepared by the Kentucky School Boards Association honoring board members is sent annually to the county judge/executive’s office along with city mayors.

Board members will be publicly recognized at their January 15th regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the central office.

Bullitt County Public Schools has over 13,000 students in grades kindergarten through 12. There are 25 school facilities, a certified staff of over 850 and a classified staff of over 850 working every school day to make the district the leader in educational excellence.