14 September Advocate

14 September Advocate

Amid concerns about access, equity and consistency, a task force will be taking a close look at dual-credit programs and practices among Kentucky’s high schools and postsecondary institutions. Among the questions: what caused the significant drop in the number of dual-credit courses taken at community/tech colleges?
 
Kentucky school boards will use this year to learn how to use a new system to evaluate their superintendent. Some got a head start last year when they used a similar system, but a learning curve is likely for the multifaceted new model.
 
Want to set up a board training session in your own district with a local trainer? Be careful: the state education department is no longer rubber-stamping credits for such training after the fact.
 
 
But not with the usual diesel. The Crittenden County school district has been trying out propane-fueled school buses and is sold on the clean-burning vehicles. District officials say the buses are better for health, environment and the budget.
 
In the context of a school district’s multimillion dollar budget, $10,000 is a drop in the bucket. That didn’t stop Kentucky’s school systems from putting their $10,000 dropout prevention grants to good use, after their boards raised the attendance age.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Garrard County High School student Courtney Driskell works on vocabulary terms and a chapter assignment in her dual-credit U.S. history class, taught by high school teacher Sherrie Johnson. The district partners with Eastern Kentucky University to offer the course.
 
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The Kentucky School Advocate is published 10 times a year by the Kentucky School Boards Association. Copies are mailed to KSBA members as part of their association membership. One additional issue each year is published exclusively on KSBA’s website.
 
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David Baird
 
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Madelynn Coldiron
 
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Jennifer Wohlleb
 
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