15 May Advocate

15 May Advocate

Kentucky School Advocate

Kentucky School Advocate
May 2015
 
A program that gets parent participation rates of 87 percent to 98 percent? And at the high school level? Elizabethtown Independent’s Power Pact does just that each year, bringing in students and their parents to talk about their child’s future.
 
Campbell County Schools takes its mission of helping the whole child to heart. The district’s Comprehensive School Counseling Program offers wraparound services, and social and emotional supports. The program’s success makes it the spring 2015 Public Education Achieves in Kentucky (PEAK) winner.
 
One measure of how well a school is retaining its good teachers is to look at TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Learning and Leading) Survey results. Some schools that scored highly in that survey share the secrets to maintaining a tight-knit, happy staff.
 
Legislative leaders expect to continue discussions about how to address the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System’s unfunded liability between now and the start of the 2016 General Assembly in January.
 
Breckinridge County High School already had a successful intervention program but bumped it up another notch when it created a more intensive effort aimed at students who are failing two or more classes. And now their classmates are helping out, too.
 
School districts that participated in this winter’s nontraditional instruction days, aka snowbound days, give the system high marks. But they – and the Kentucky Department of Education – didn’t count on a host of unexpected benefits for parents, teachers and students. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In this issue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elizabethtown High School teacher Susan Ryan, far left, meets with incoming freshman Meghan Peterman and her Mom, Emily Manaugh, during the school’s annual Power Pact, which brings in students through their junior year to plan the next year and make sure they are staying on track, both for graduation and career and college.
 
About the magazine
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.
 
Executive Director
Mike Armstrong
 
Member Support/Communications Services Director
Brad Hughes
 
Advocate Editor
Madelynn Coldiron
 
Publications Coordinator
Jennifer Wohlleb
 
Account Executive
Mary Davis
 
 
 
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