Friday, June 22, 2007

School News from around Kentucky

--School absences are a community issue in Madison County.

--Martin,Christian, Floyd, Todd, and Trigg County drivers win Kentucky school bus safety rodeo.

--Bryan Station High rehires fired coach.

--Kentucky Community and Technical College System expands virtual learning system.

--DARE making a comeback, content adjusted for bullying, gangs.

--Interactive classrooms to expand in Bowling Green Independent Schools.

--Kenton County School board moves forward with streamlined improvement plan.

--The Kentucky Court of Appeals reversed a Martin Circuit Court ruling to permit the involuntary transfer of a teacher who is a school based decision making council (SBDM) representative to another school following her election, but before her new term commenced.

--Shelby teachers say they feel "left out of the loop" in salary, benefits discussions.

--Clark County Schools seek big gains with small computers.

--Fulton Independent School Board opts to discontinue SBDM for its new one-school district.

--Former Trigg County High School Principal pleads guilty to lesser charge of harassment.

--Chair of panel formed to overhaul the state's retirement system says current employees and retired personnel shouldn't worry.

--After three rounds of postings, Lexington native hired as Lincoln County High principal.

--Hearing for former Monroe County teacher convicted of having sex with a 14-year-old middle school student postponed.

--Grayson County Board of Education voted to change the grading scale, abandons weighted scale.

--Boone County one of 20 districts in the state honored by SchoolMatch.

--Students participate in Camp Invention at Ludlow Elementary School.

--Gray Middle School 8th-graders learn construction hands-on.

--Poor people in Kentucky pay more for everyday expenses than their wealthier counterparts, study says.

--Several Pike County Teachers Rehired After Receiving Lay Off Notice.

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