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12 February Advocate homepage

Mmm..mmm good
If it takes a village to raise a child, does it take a full-time nutritionist to improve the eating habits of students? Harrison County schools are finding out that it does, with the board chairman saying the hiring was “money well spent.”

Eye opener
Henderson County High School uses a job fair-like open house to show students the possibilities for their postsecondary education, for internships while in high school, and for careers. And local employers get to interact with their future work force.

Get ready
Covington Independent leaders realized they’d need to do some drastic retooling to encourage students to believe they could go on to postsecondary education. The program they produced combines student support with more dual-credit college courses.

Inappropriate
It’s a word that covers a multitude of behaviors in describing student-teacher relationships that go too far, from a coach telling an off-color joke to an actual sexual relationship, perhaps facilitated by the use of social media. Reports of these cases are skyrocketing in Kentucky.

Learning from experience
How school personnel handle reports of inappropriate teacher-student relationships can reverberate for years to come – emotionally for the victim and financially for the school district. School system leaders who have faced these cases are sharing their lessons.

Wired school councils
Two school systems in Kentucky have discovered the benefits of using KSBA’s electronic meeting service districtwide, putting the school board and school councils on the same virtual page.

Bull’s-eye on bullying
The topic has been on the radar for the past several years at various conferences, but bullying prevention is finally getting a summit of its own. The sponsors, including KSBA, plan to make it an annual event.

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On the cover
Healthier foods — and a healthier sense of confidence to try them — are on the menu in Harrison County Schools. From left, second-graders Kaydee Mineer, Kenzei Simpson, Tomas Guiterrez and Leah Kiskaden eat a fresh lunch at Northside Elementary, one of the schools where the hiring of a registered dietician is making a difference.
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