“Until somebody locks us up and puts us in jail, as long as I’m on this board and it comes up, I?will support using the biggest place that we have in this community, in Jessamine County, for graduation.” Jessamine County Board of Education Chairman Gene Peel, left, on the body’s contract with a large local church for 2015 graduation ceremonies for the system’s two high schools. From the Nicholasville Jessamine Journal.
“The exciting thing is not the paying of the tax. No one likes to do that. But the thing about it is the investment that this is going to allow us to make, not only right now but for the next 20, 30, 40 years in our kids here in the county.” Clay County Schools Superintendent Amon Couch after his board voted in favor of a nickel tax to enable the district to upgrade and repair facilities. From WYMT-TV News in Hazard.
“I want all 720 students to be able to find a passion and pursue it. I don’t like that education is competitive. Learning is personal, and it is up to us to remove the barriers so that students can find what they are passionate about. I want them to get up in the morning and want to come to school.” First-year Bellevue Independent Schools Superintendent Robb Smith on his goal of “personalizing” education in his district. From the Covington River City News.
“I don’t know how to explain what was happening in my head because it was a mix between being scared and confused and mad that someone would do something like that — and that this is happening in my generation, and that this is the kind of world we live in now.” Fern Creek High School student Alexis Peiffer, a witness to last month’s shooting of one classmate by another at her school. From the Louisville Courier-Journal.
“Eventually we want to move what we are growing from the tower garden into our cafeteria so the students can eat fresh fruits and vegetables they had a hand in growing.” Eastern Elementary School (Barren County) Principal Will Compton on his school’s use of aeroponics – a process for growing food in a soilless or mist environment – in its garden. From the Glasgow Daily Times.