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Education

  • Beam to invest millions into warehouses; schools work

      CLERMONT — A major expansion is planned which could mean that up to 15 new warehouses would be built to store and age Jim Beam bourbon.

    The investment could be as much as $585 million.

    Normally, that would be a tremendous increase in taxable property assessments, which would mean high dollars for governmental agencies such as the school district.

    However, under an agreement with Bullitt Fiscal Court, the county will actually lease the property to Beam Suntory through an industrial revenue bond issue.

  • CEDAR GROVE DARE

      Fifth graders at Cedar Grove Elementary recently completed their DARE requirements and earned their diplomas.

    Shepherdsville officer David Smith again served as the DARE officer.

    Essay winners were Alyssa Pennington, Riley Newberry and Lilly Harper.

    The graduates were:

  • Major changes in vaccinations required for admittance into school for 2018-19

     Important immunization changes are outlined in 902 KAR 2:060 for 2018-2019 school year.  Please note the following changes in order for your child to attend school:   

    *Effective July 1, 2018:  ALL students in kindergarten through twelfth grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school.  

    These 2 shots must be given 6 months apart. Please DON’T DELAY in getting these started. 

  • 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.