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Education

  • Reading is Important

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Reading is a key component to the education race, and students at Shepherdsville Elementary are booking it thank to the community.

    The school’s Family Resource Center began a Community Book Partnership event to raise funding for books.

    FRC coordinator Traci Gould was surprised when she figured out that east Shepherdsville student would receive a book each month for the entire school year.

  • Ex-teacher not guilty on charge of threat made to school

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A former Bullitt County high school Spanish teacher has been cleared of any criminal charge relating to an incident last fall.

    It took a Bullitt County jury just over 30 minutes to find Dusty Witherspoon not guilty of a charge of terroristic threatening.

    On Oct. 31, 2018, Witherspoon was charged with terroristic threatening and criminal trespassing due to an incident at Bullitt Central High School.

    While Witherspoon was cleared in the criminal case, she is appealing her termination by the school district.

  • School tax rate to be lowered

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Lowering the tax rate and still generating much-needed revenue seemed like a win-win scenario for the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    On Tuesday, the board unanimously voted to lower its real property rate for the next round of bills, which will be delivered within the next few weeks.

    The current real property rate of 73.2 cents per $100 of assessed property will be lowered to 71.6 cents.

  • New School Board Member Selected

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Shannon Cummings was literally “picked” to fill the interim vacancy on the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    Cummings will fill the vacancy left with the resignation of Lorraine McLaughlin earlier this summer.

    Four individuals submitted their names for consideration for the position, which runs through the end of this year. The same four names will be on the Nov. 5 election ballot to fill the final year of McLaughlin’s term.

  • Porter selected to lead BCPS’ mental health grant

     Stephanie Porter has been selected as the District Project Director of the $9 million Federal AWARE II Mental Health Grant.

    The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, received the Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education (AWARE) grant. The funds are being distributed to three districts in the pilot program.

  • BEHS earns national recognition from Special Olympics

     Through the leadership of teachers Tiffany Darnell and Katie Hoben, Bullitt East High School has been Nationally Recognized as a Special Olympics Unified Champion School.

    Bullitt East is the only Kentucky school in the 2019 Class of National Banner Unified Champion Schools. There are only three schools in Kentucky that have achieved this accolade.

  • BC FFA gets off to exciting start for 2019

     Bullitt Central FFA is excited to start our new year with a new officer team.

    We are all looking forward to being a big part of the community this school year. FFA has many events planned that gets our group out volunteering and doing hands on activities with the people in our area. We had several FFA members go to camp over summer break. They interacted with fellow FFA members across the state while learning about new ideas. They did group activities focused mostly on building relationships inside and outside of the school. 

  • School system part of $9M grant for mental health

     Bullitt County Public Schools is piloting with two other participating Kentucky districts a $9 million federal grant to increase awareness of mental health issues among Kentucky students.

    Newly hired District Mental Health Coordinator Stephanie Porter will supervise two Licensed Clinical Social Workers and 25 mental health counselors in providing services to students.

  • Jackie Roth brings much experience to position as new BCPS grant writer

      Jackie Roth has been writing, reviewing and managing grants for over 20 years and since last October was looking for something she thought her skill set would match within Bullitt County Schools.

    Less than a year later, she has landed the position of District Grant Writer.

    “I feel the grant writing position will allow me to use my experience and be a great new challenge for me,” she said.

    Roth is keenly aware that education budgets are already tight with some districts are  facing cuts in critical areas. 

  • Students learning how to lead at SES school

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Young leaders were led into school by community leaders at Shepherdsville Elementary.

    The school’s Family Resource Center organized the “Be A Gentleman” and “Girl Boss” clubs as a way to help students learn proper leadership qualities and skills.

    FRC coordinator Traci Gould scheduled Fridays as “Friday Tie Day” for the boys, while girls wear red scarves.