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Education

  • School Board asks commissioner to withdraw request

     The Bullitt County Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution on Thursday evening.

    The resolution is similar to one approved by the Jefferson County School Board to ask state education commissioner Dr. Wayne Lewis to withdraw his request for names of teachers who took sick time recently.

    The following is a copy of the BCPS resolution:

    RESOLUTION OF THE BULLITT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION CONCERNING A REQUEST BY THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION

  • State leader wants to take names of sick

    FRANKFORT -- The leader of the state Department of Education is looking for information relating to teacher absences over the past month.

    Commissioner Dr. Wayne Lewis is seeking information from 10 school districts, including Bullitt, light of a high number of teacher absences that have caused multiple districts to call off classes since Feb. 28, 2019, when protests regarding education legislation began. 

    The e-mail requested the following information:

  • Schools slowed by ‘sickness’

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — While classes were called off on consecutive days last week due to “sickness,” it doesn’t mean that activities weren’t still being conducted with staff from the Bullitt County Public School System.

    In Lebanon Junction, teachers gathered on Wednesday at the Turnaround Resource Center to serve around 40 meals and make crafts with their students.

    The teachers broke it down as two essential fronts: those fighting in Frankfort and those ensuring the community needs are met.

  • Alicia Doyle likes to relate to students

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Music on the boombox indicates it’s time to switch gears and Alicia Doyle’s third graders hurry to get to their proper places before the song ends.

    As the last notes finish, each student is sitting on his or her square on the mat in front of the smartboard, ready to work through math worksheets and test each other on the answers.

    Rather than watch from above, Doyle sits on the mat while helping those with questions.

  • BCPS closed Thursday, March 14

     Due to a significant number of teacher absences, Bullitt County Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The last day will now be May 30, 2019.

     

    Roby and Shepherdsville Elementary will be open for the district from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 1 to 18 years old for a free and hot lunch.

                *If a student needs food and transportation is an issue, please reach out to the family resource coordinator at his or her school.

     

  • School board continues to look at hardship, early graduation cases

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - An early graduation from high school and a hardship graduation are two separate situations, according to the Buliitt County Public School Board.

    The board heard a first reading on a policy change officially lining out the differences.

    Board chair Debby Atherton first mentioned concerns about the district’s hardship policy in February after four such requests were made.

    Atherton said there needed to be a distinction between the two, making certain future requests were more specifically determined.

  • Students honored for BEEautiful artistic work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local art students were collecting supplies like honey.

    Each Bullitt County High School received a little extra to help out courtesy of the Bullitt County Conservation District and the new Bees for Bullitt County organization.

    The two programs combined to donate supplies at each school in a contest of decorating beehive boxes.

  • Superintendents united in concern over bill

     SHELBYVILLE -- Ten superintendents from the north and central regions of Kentucky met Monday at the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative in Shelbyville in a unified show of support against House Bill 205, the proposed tax credit bill for tuition assistance. 

    If passed, superintendents say it could divert millions of dollars from public schools – money they say schools cannot afford to lose.

  • A peak into the future

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s not too early for Bullitt County’s middle schoolers to begin thinking of their college and career pathways.

    All eighth graders countywide were invited to attend field trips at the Bullitt County Area Technology Center and Riverview Opportunities Center.

    The purpose of the field trips were to allow each student a glimpse into the possibilities that away them in their upcoming educational years, said Bullitt County Public Schools College and Career Readiness director Lee Barger.

  • New funding allows all Bullitt schools to have resource centers

     Family Resource and Youth Service Centers were born from the Kentucky Education Reform Act nearly 30 years ago.

    Based on the number of students eligible for free and/or reduced lunch, these centers became a valuable resource at schools for the purpose of eliminating barriers to student learning.

    During initial and subsequent state funding, all but one Bullitt County elementary, two middle and one high school were able to obtain a center.