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Education

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: OCTOBER 2014

     The Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events for the month of October 2014. For more information call 869-8000 or visit the BCPS website.

    HOLIDAYS

    13

    COLUMBUS DAY -

    31

    HALLOWEEN - Friday

  • Plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables at Shepherdsville Elementary

     For the second time, Shepherdsville Elementary School has been selected to participate in Kentucky’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) implemented through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

    Over 500 students will enjoy a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables as a healthy afternoon snack during the 2014-2015 school year. The program is supported by about $20,000 in grant funds.

  • Bernheim looks good thanks to some friends

     CLERMONT - Bernheim Middle School Data Manager Rebecca Huffman believes landscaping spruces up a location.

    Seeing the weeds, older decaying mulch and gnarly tree limbs around the front façade area, Huffman decided it was time to refresh the area.

    “Work was needed,” she said. “It has been awhile since any landscaping was done.”

  • Retired Teachers to Rescue

     The Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association delivered school supplies to principal Sheri Hamilton of Nichols Elementary School.

    Carolyn Dennison, president of the BCRTA, and Janet Richardson, chairman of the community services committee of BCRTA, made the presentation of items.

  • Bullitt schools continue to see improvements in test scores

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The game is still not over but the Bullitt County Public School District is running ahead of many of its fellow educators.

  • NB’s Clark spend summer helping form new social studies standards

     HEBRON ESTATES - North Bullitt High School teacher Monica Clark spent her summer with 40 colleagues fleshing out new social studies standards that will be used by a generation of students.

    “This project was, by far, the most challenging and rewarding work that I have ever had the privilege to be a part of throughout my career as a social studies educator,” she said. “These new social studies standards will empower both students and teachers and will be transformational.”

  • Leadership week helps area elementary principals

     LEBANON JUNCTION - It’s no secret it takes good leadership to run an excellent school.

    And, this summe,r two Bullitt County school principals spent time studying just that.

    Crossroads Elementary principal Julie Skeens and Lebanon Junction Elementary principal Patrick Durham spent four days in Greensboro, N.C., at the Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Institute for School Principals.

  • TAX APPROVED: School tax rate to increase following 3-2 board vote

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - By a split 3-2 vote, the Bullitt County Public School Board opted to accept a proposed tax increase on real estate when bills are mailed out in the next few days.

    In accepting the 4 percent increase in tax revenue, which is the most allowed without being subject to public recall, the real estate property tax will rise from 61.8 cents per $100 of assessed value to 64.2 cents.

    For example, someone with a $100,000 home would pay $24 per year more in real estate taxes. 

  • Big work still in progress at Bullitt Central

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County’s first, and oldest, high school facility is in the process of a facelift worth bragging about.

    Construction is underway for a new campus building and other various improvements that will almost double the school’s building size.

    Bullitt East and North Bullitt have already received new college and career centers. Like Bullitt Central, each has a multi-purpose area and flexible classrooms.

    In addition to the similar upgrades, Bullitt Central also received a major renovation.

  • Parents can learn more about children’s meals at school thanks to new software

     Parents can learn everything about their child’s breakfast and lunch at school thanks to the new Nutrislice link available at www.bullittschools.org.

    On the website, look for School Meal Menus in Nutrislice on the For Parents, For Staff and BCPS Community pages.

    District School Food Services Manager Angela Voyles said Program Assistant Becky Willoughby invested quite a bit of time downloading information.

    “There is a lot of information for the public thanks to Becky’s efforts,” she said.