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Education

  • County considers closing schools for eclipse

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Students and teachers in Bullitt County may have plenty of time to prepare to watch the solar eclipse.

  • Two NB students face consequences in conduct code breaches

     HEBRON ESTATES - North Bullitt High School went on a soft lockdown Friday morning after a bullet was found inside the school.

    It was the second incident in two days at the school. Principal Chris Ver Dow notified parents on Thursday that a student was overheard saying they brought a weapon to school. Though no weapon was found, that student would face consequences per the Bullitt County Public Schools Code of Conduct.

  • BCPS OPENING DAY 2017

     A beautiful morning helped to greet students attending their first day of the Bullitt County Public Schools 2017-18 school year.

    For more 2017 BCPS back to school photos click here.

  • Davis to retire as superintendent at end of the current school year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — When he was named interim superintendent 11 years ago, Keith Davis saw the potential in the Bullitt County Public School System.

    He knew that as an assistant principal, a principal and director of finance in Bullitt County that there were pockets of great education.

    As the district went through a major construction phase, Davis knew that the low academic numbers must improve.

    Davis enters his final year at the helm of one of the most improved districts in the state of Kentucky.

  • District won’t take TRIP as questions still unanswered

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A brand new teacher education incentive program approved by the Bullitt County School Board in May has been suspended before it even started.

    A legal concern within the plans of the new Teacher Retention and Induction Program (TRIP) led to a split vote by board members to halt the program immediately, one week prior to a Boot Camp training event for potential participants.

  • Allen retires after taking MWMS to new heights

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Three hundred and fifty thousand miles.

    That’s how far Dr. Denise Allen has driven to and from work the past 12 years.

    In measures of time, that’s an estimated 5,760 hours or 720 eight-hour workdays, the equivalent of three years of work for an educator.

    That Lexington-based drive ended this summer though, when Allen retired as principal at Mount Washington Middle School.

    “I’ve spent 20 percent of my life here,” she said.

  • School year set to begin; staff, buildings are ready

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The buildings are ready.

    The staff is getting their rooms in place.

    And the bus routes have all been filled.

    The only thing left to do is ring the school bell on Wednesday morning as the 2017-18 academic year in Bullitt County is set to start.

    “It’s going to be a good year,” predicted Bullitt County superintendent Keith Davis, who is entering his 11th year at the helm. 

    For one of the few times, major construction is not underway as the nearly 13,000 students return to class.

  • Partnership with schools could give library cards to all students

      A working partnership exists between Bullitt County Public Schools and Bullitt County Public Library to ensure all 13,200 students have a library card prior to the 2017–2018 school year.

    Called the Take 5 initiative, the collaboration is designed to make sure that even if a parent or guardian cannot take their student to the library and sign them up for a card, the student will still have access to the materials they need to make their school year a success.

  • BTS...Middle, high schools see turnover

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Three new principals, a major construction project, some minor tweaks, and an emphasis on Chromebook technology are some of the major topics for students and families of Bullitt County high schools and middle schools.

    Chromebook technology was available to all BCPS high school freshman last year. This year further advancement will make its way into middle school, even into some elementary classrooms.

  • College students should make sure they are aware of meal plan costs

     FRANKFORT -- College students should take advantage of their meal plan.

    Many colleges require students to have a meal plan, especially if they live on campus. 

    Meal plans vary among colleges, but most will give students a certain number of dining hall meals per week. 

    Students may also be able to add flex dollars to use at the campus food court or other locations.