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Education

  • 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.

  • Goal remains simple - prepare youth for their future

     As I’ve written in this space more than once, it is our overarching goal to graduate 100 percent of our students ready to enroll in college without the need for any remedial coursework, ready for a career where they are able to earn a good living and be prepared to advancement, or both. 

    Our Board unanimously endorsed a policy stating this almost five years ago to apply to this year’s senior class.

  • Academies will allow more areas of expertise in learning

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- With the year started new beginnings.

    By next year, all Bullitt County high schools will be fully implementing career academies or “pathways” that will give students the opportunity to gain background in fields of study they might show interest in as well as possibly obtain certifications.

    Superintendent Keith Davis said the new programs will help students be better prepared for their future.

  • College, career programs have endless possibilities in county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The more she is on the job, the more excited Christy Coulter is about the possibilities of the college and career readiness program in Bullitt County.

    The push of students to attend college has been a longstanding mission of the education system.

    The need for a trained workforce in a diverse pathway of careers is new on the horizon.

    And, it is that newness of the career part of the equation that excites Coulter.

  • School board to seek input on tax proposals

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt County Public School superintendent Keith Davis knows that the funds generated by increasing property tax rates could be wisely utilized for student learning.

    But, he also knows that the efficient spending of the district could allow for the school board to vote for the compensating tax rate, which would be the same rate as this year.

    The public will have its opportunity to voice its opinion on the school tax rates. The public hearing will be held on Monday, Sept. 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the central office.

  • Issis excited to be part of BCHS YSC program

    Bullitt Central High School’s renaissance continues with new Youth Service Center Coordinator Jamie Issis.

    Her predecessor, Tonia Wiggins, moved to an adjacent facility as a counselor with the Bullitt Alternative Center

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: SEPTEMBER 2014

     The Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events for September 2014. For more information contact your school or call 869-8000, or visit the BCPS website.

     

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