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Education

  • School board approves plan to bump pay for substitutes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — It is a rare day in the Bullitt County Public School System has a substitute teacher for every classroom that has a vacancy.

    From illness to professional development training to personal issues, teachers do miss time in their classrooms.

    With 425 individuals certified to be substitute teachers, it would seem that there should be enough to fill the vacancies which occur.

    However, Jennifer Wooley, the director of human resources for the Bullitt County Public School System, says all the vacancies cannot be filled.

  • Sheriff’s merit board will have to get own attorney

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Not considering the merit of the board, there must be funding if the agency exists.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Merit Board doesn’t look to be going away any time soon.

    And, as it remains in existence, it will need some money to fund things like a hearing officer and an attorney.

    Bullitt County sheriff Donnie Tinnell told fiscal court members that he didn’t have funds in his budget to cover the merit board expenses.

  • District helps others with works needs

     A computer system called TeamWorks which tracks work orders, inventory and maintenance has garnered attention from several Kentucky school districts.

    Eddie Clan, Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor for Bullitt County Public Schools, installed the technology after seeing it firsthand in Boone and Daviess Counties, districts with large pupil populations.

  • Grant-Jones named top health teacher

     Eastside Middle School’s Jodi Grant-Jones has been named 2017 Kentucky Health Teacher of the Year.

    “Totally shocked, but so honored” is how Jones described the feeling. She is the only Kentucky health educator in grades K-12 selected for the award. 

    Jones was honored Nov. 12 during KAPHERD’s fall convention in Lexington and will receive a Certificate of Recognition at the Nov. 27th meeting of the Bullitt County Board of Education.

  • Dec. 1-Jan. 15 time to make applications for in-district transfers

     Parents may make application December 1 through January 15, for a student transfer in accordance with Board Policy to attend an Elementary or Middle School identified as accepting transfers for the next school year. 

    Non-compliance with academic, attendance, or discipline requirements may result in forfeiture of future transfers or a return of the student to his/her school of residence. 

  • Vincent adds engineering knowledge to KDE

     Project Lead The Way Engineering Master Teacher Darrell Vincent has been selected to continue to serve on the task force working on Engineering curriculum, standards, and certifications with KDE.

    According to Mark Harrell, Engineering Consultant & Director of KYTSA, Career Pathways Branch, Division of College and Career Readiness, Office of Career and Technical Education, Vincent will work specifically with the Engineering Technology Education Curriculum Team.

  • Steinmetz selected state’s JEA director

     Bullitt East High School’s English Dept. Chair Larry Steinmetz has been named the State Journalism Director for the Journalism Education Association (JEA).

    Steinmetz has also been named to the executive board of the Southern Interscholastic Press Association (SIPA), a regional group which encompasses the southeastern United States.

  • Different areas now to be redistricted

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As usual, a potential Bullitt County Public Schools redistricting plan raised the ire of many residents, with a large crowd gathered Monday to protest the proposal.

    A redistricting plan was approved by the board, but it wasn’t the anticipated proposal most in attendance were prepared to challenge.

    By a split 3-2 vote, the board approved a plan with three changes. However, two of the more controversial proposals were removed while two more were added.

  • Newest session of Teen Court sworn into service

     A large group of high school students were recently sworn in for this year’s session of Teen Court. 

    Bullitt District Judge Jennifer Porter is again presiding over the youth group, which will hear real cases concerning their peers and will hand down real punishments. Kalynn Walls will again be the program’s coordinator.

  • Meeting to elect minority parent as part of superintendent search

     There will be a meeting for all parents who have children that attend the Bullitt County Public Schools for the purpose of electing a minority parent to the superintendent screening committee on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7:00 pm at the Bullitt County Public Schools Central Office located at 1040 Highway 44 East, Shepherdsville, KY. 40165.