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Education

  • 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. 

  • Pension protest may cancel class

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If a special session is called in Frankfort by the governor to discuss his pension plan, Bullitt County educators may have an opportunity to voice their opinions.

    And, if their presence is needed in Frankfort, superintendent Keith Davis will have the ability to cancel classes.

    With little discussion, the Bullitt County Public School Board took less than five minutes to give Davis the right to call an emergency and allow classes to be canceled.

  • Survey online to allow input on school calendar

     Do you wish to have some input on what the 2018-19 Bullitt County Public Schools calendar will look like?

    The District Calendar Committee will take information from the calendar survey into account, along with other data, including identified student learning needs, when making its recommendation to the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    The survey is currently available online and will be open for input through Monday, Nov. 6, at 8 a.m.

    The public is encouraged to take the 2018-18 calendar survey at: https://goo.gl/forms/WgZnWvYxm2rJzcYil

  • Bullitt County makes progress in finding next superintendent

     Bullitt County Public Schools is making progress toward finding a new superintendent.  The Board of Education is in the process of establishing the superintendent screening committee. 

    Following the required procedures established in KRS 160.352, the following people will serve on the Bullitt County Public Schools’ superintendent screening committee:

    * Board Appointee: Darrell Coleman

    * Principal Representative: Troy Wood

    * Teacher Representative:  Lee Barger

    * Teacher Representative: Susan Vincentz

  • Fitness testing kids donated to Bullitt County schools

     Fostering the belief physical fitness is essential to a well-rounded education, over $15,000 in materials has been donated to Bullitt County Public Schools.

    PE educators from each facility picked up their Fitnessgram Testing Kits during September’s Teacher Planning Day.

  • Retired Teachers host activities

    The Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association observed a special statewide week in honor of all retired teachers on Oct. 16-20.

    A book drive was held and items collected at Old Mill Elementary on Thursday, Oct. 19. Also, on that day, a health and benefits fair was held at Bullitt Central.

    Community service chairperson Regina Jones delivered several boxes of school supplies to Lebanon Junction Elem.

  • Connector between 2 schools dies again

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A disconnection by the Bullitt County Public School Board will leave the Bullitt Alternative Center and Riverview Opportunities Center physically disconnected.

    A proposal to add a connector area between the two school buildings, both located behind Bullitt Central High School, did not pass as a result of a 2-2 tie vote, with board chair Debby Atherton and board member Randall Coleman against and Dolores Ashby and Lorraine McLaughlin in favor.  (Board member Diane Thompson was absent.)

  • EVERYONE LOVES A PARADE

     It was a wonderful day for a parade in downtown Shepherdsville as the annual Bullitt Central Homecoming parade drew one of the largest crowds in recent history.

    Gayle Korfhage, a Bullitt Central grad and retired Bullitt County principal, was honored as the grand marshal.

    There were a lot of people lining Buckman Street to watch the units and lots of candy to be collected.

    And the Cougars topped off the festivities with a victory over Nelson County on Friday night.