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Education

  • Accountability is tough subject to fully understand

        The dictionary definition of accountability is an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.
        While this definition certainly applies (or should apply) in our politics, our families, or our churches, the word is used differently when it comes to what is known as school accountability.
        In education, school accountability revolves almost exclusively around student testing and is really a synonym of the word “rating.”

  • Refinancing might save $2 million

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Thanks to the bond market, Bullitt County Public Schools could have a few extra dollars to spend over the next few years.
        Over the course of the next few years, the refinancing of bonds originally taken in 2008 for the construction of two elementary schools may yield the district nearly $2 million.
        Both the school board and the school’s finance corporation approved resolutions allowing for representatives of Hilliard Lyons to pursue the refinancing of bonds.

  • NO PD work on election day in Kentucky

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Teachers needing to get those professional development hours completed won’t have to worry about doing it during Thanksgiving break.
        The Bullitt County Public School Board voted unanimously to remove Nov.23 as a possible professional development day and move it to the end of the year, which would now be May 30.
        Board chairperson Debby Atherton said she wasn’t comfortable with making a PD day during the holiday break.

  • Community has until Nov. 7 to give opinions on 2017-18 calendar

        It’s that time of year to start thinking about the 2017-18 Bullitt County Public School calendar.
        The community has until 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, to respond to the online survey.
        The results, which will be on the district’s website by 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, will be used by the calendar committee to make a recommendation to the Bullitt County Public School Board.

  • Bullitt awarded pre-school planning grant

        Bullitt County Public Schools has been awarded a Tier 1 Preschool Planning grant for $23,164.20 through the Kentucky Department of Education.
        The funds will allow the district preschool department to partner with childcare providers in providing school readiness training to increase students that are ‘ready’ for kindergarten (based on Brigance assessment data) when entering school.

  • BROOKS BETA CLUB

     In its first year, the Brooks Elementary Beta Club has hit the ground running.

    The members started off participating in the Light the Night Walk to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

    The club personally raised $317.77 toward the team’s goal of $2,852.25.

  • Best in the State: Local couple honored for their volunteer work at Shep. Elem.

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two nationalized Americans that adopted Bullitt County as their home have now been adopted by a local school.
        And their volunteer efforts at the school have led to an award from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
        Lebanon Junction residents Emilie and John Ward received the Senior Volunteer Service Award from Gov. Matt Bevin at the State Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.

  • KENTUCKY MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR

        MOUNT WASHINGTON—For the first time ever, a Bullitt County teacher has been named the top middle school teacher of the year.
        Eastside Middle’s Sarah Mills was presented with a check for $3,000 during a ceremony in Frankfort, sponsored by Valvoline.

  • Brooks students devise plan for bad weather if it strikes area

     BROOKS - Many of the county’s north end residents still recall the fateful day 20 years ago when a tornado made a path through the area.

    Or the storm in 2012 when a tornado all but destroyed a school complex in Henryville, Indiana.

    Brooks Elementary is located close to wear the 1996 tornado touched down. Although the building is fairly new, school officials still wanted students to be as safe as possible.

  • Work on BLMS may be back on table

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Getting good news about its most recent round of test scores was great for the Bullitt Lick Middle School community.

    Now, it appears, the oldest school in the district to not receive renovations could again be in line for improvements.

    Earlier this summer, the Bullitt County Public School Board opted to not move ahead with selecting an architect to begin work on plans for major renovations.