“It is a pretty bare bones budget as it is. There is no fat. Any cut will be to education, and that is the only product we sell.” McCreary County Schools Superintendent Donnie Wright, left, on the limited options local leaders have in preparing a balanced budget for next school year. From the Whitley City McCreary County Voice.
“That really took us by surprise. We’ve been scrambling to make sure that our current GED students who won’t reach their 18th birthday by the time this law takes effect are aware that they need to finish this process.” Jessamine County Adult Education Director Mary Davis on learning that the law raising the mandatory school attendance age from 16 to 18 will require some dropouts to return to school. From the Nicholasville Jessamine Journal.
“We’re asking our teachers to do things they haven’t done before, to do the extra training and make the extra commitment. We feel like we’re just getting started. One thing about innovation is that it breeds innovation. We want to continue to push the envelope into new horizons, new territory to provide the best instruction possible to each and every student. We don’t see it as that we’ve arrived, but that we’re on the right track.” Eminence Independent Schools Superintendent Buddy Berry on the selection of his system as a District of Distinction by the national magazine District Administration. From the Eminence Henry County Local.
“This case is not about whether the (Christian County Board of Education) has the authority to close Lacy or any other school in its district. It does. In addition, and this is very important, this case is not about whether this court believes the decision to close Lacy by the (Christian County Board of Education) was a good decision or a bad decision. Area wise, Christian County is the second largest county in Kentucky. Unfortunately, someone’s child is going to have to ride a school bus longer than any of us would like.” Circuit Judge Andrew Self in part of his ruling that the Christian County Board of Education was within its legal right to close a small elementary school, an action that resulted in a lawsuit by a group of citizens.
“All in all, this is a political problem, and while we sought a legal solution to the situation, the board did enough to ensure that they followed the applicable rules that the court is not going to overturn the decision.” Attorney W. Lucas McCall to his clients, a citizens’ group that sued the Christian County board, essentially recommending the legal challenge be ended.
Both from the Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era.