“It’s good to have children set goals early. The earlier we can provide support to parents and children, the better off they’ll be. Everything we do is aligned toward college and career readiness.” Campbell County Schools Assistant Superintendent Shelli Wilson on the new state requirement of skills screening for all kindergarten students. From the Fort Mitchell Community Press & Recorder.
“It’s about recognizing that each child has a special gift, a special leadership quality. We want to teach kids the leadership skills that will help them through middle/high school and into adulthood.” Glenn Marshall Elementary (Madison County) Principal Abby White on implementation of the Leader in Me, a three-year program to build students’ positive leadership skills. From the Richmond Register.
“With these inclusions, it’s a totally different ball game. They included 179 students. Our graduating class had 154 students in it. ACT picks up the scores of students who may have left the district for a variety of reasons, took the test their junior year and doesn’t delete them. For the first time ever, it includes all of those students (and those who received testing accommodations). So when you compare the trend data it doesn’t work. On a national level, it’s a small amount of students, but in our district it could be 20 kids out of 179 who most likely didn’t score as well and it skews the data.” Henry County Schools Assistant Superintendent Kricket McClure on the impact of changes in how schools’ ACT scores are calculated. From the Eminence Henry County Local.
“It would increase the number of kids we have involved, increase the marketability of our school and having programs comparable to Elkhorn and Bondurant helps us not lose kids.” Second Street School (Frankfort Independent) Principal Travis Harley on his request to the school board to add archery, baseball and softball sports options as one means of competing with middle schools in the Franklin County system. From the Frankfort State Journal.
“As the state auditor, as a taxpayer watchdog, it’s always good to catch people doing the right thing.” State Auditor Adam Edelen after giving the Montgomery County Schools a “clean bill of health” after an investigation into anonymous claims of wrongdoing in district financial management. From the Mount Sterling Advocate.
“We know many of the folks that visit our schools and their faces are familiar but we will ask everyone to show ID. Once we get school going, all schools will start holding on to the ID until you leave. We ask parents to be patient. We are just trying to do everything we can to keep kids safe.” Allen County Schools Safety Director Brian Carter detailing some security changes made by his district this year. From the Scottsville Citizen-Times.
“Yesterday, parking, it was kind of a shock and awe. I think it took everyone by surprise. Conservatively speaking, we’ve had, in the last two days, 700-plus cars for pickups. We’ve got eight buses now and they’re nowhere near capacity. That is the best option because at 3:05 p.m. today every bus had exited the property. I was hoping that some of those parents would see those buses leaving and would realize, hey, I can save myself 35-40 minutes just by using the buses.” Perry County Schools Finance Officer Jody Maggard on one aspect of opening the new East Perry Elementary School. From the Hazard Herald.