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The Bullitt County Board of Education will join public school systems across the Commonwealth in honoring a group of local leaders during the January observation of School Board Member Recognition Month in Kentucky.
Gary Wooldridge, Dolores Ashby, Sammy Allen, Lorraine McLaughlin and Tim Wiseheart are important players in the ongoing quest to ensure that the students of Bullitt County Public Schools receive the highest-possible quality of learning experiences from innovative teachers in safe and efficiently managed schools.
Sammy Allen and Gary Wooldridge have served on the Board of Education since 2005. Dolores Ashby has served since 2008 and was recently re-elected for a full four-year term; Tim Wiseheart also took office in 2008 and was re-elected in November 2010 for a full four-year term; Lorraine McLaughlin has been a board member since January 2009.
“Among the many qualities our board members demonstrate on a daily basis is their unwavering commitment to our students and our teachers and to finding the resources needed to foster an excellent classroom learning atmosphere,” said Superintendent Keith Davis.
“Some people assume school board service occurs once or twice a month at board meetings,” he said. “But when you look around at our academic team competitions, our school plays, our ball games, our fundraisers and other activities in our schools, you’ll see our board members in service there, too.”
The Bullitt County Board of Education is responsible for oversight of a $100 million annual budget that funds everything from buildings and buses to computers and salaries. Board members must balance the community’s tax revenues and the district’s financial needs, all during a time when state funding for education isn’t keeping up with those growing demands.
“This community is extremely well-represented by the citizens it has chosen for our school board,” Davis said. “I hope everyone will join me in thanking them for their service to our children and our future.”
The Bullitt County Board of Education will be presented gifts during its regular monthly meeting Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the central office.
Bullitt County Public Schools has nearly 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.