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Education

  • Area boards of education meetings

    The Nelson County Board of Education holds regular meetings on the third Tuesday of each month and working sessions on the first Thursday of the month. The meetings are typically held at 5 p.m. at the Central Office, 288 Wildcat Lane in Bardstown. Call the Central Office at (502) 349-7000 to confirm meeting times and locations. A list of upcoming meetings is also posted on the district’s website under the Board of Education tab and meeting minutes can be viewed online as well.

  • About school boards and councils

    An overview of the public boards of education and school system hierarchy

  • Bardstown City Schools bus routes

    Middle and high school routes
    Bus 1 Robbie Masden
     AM depart 7:25/ PM depart 3:25
    Route — W. Broadway Ave., Edlen Ave., South 4th St., Muir Ave., John Fitch Ave., South 2nd St., South 3rd St., McGee St., Robin Dr., Gilkey Run Rd., Parkview Dr., Eastview Ave., E. Broadway Ave., Oakley Ct., Wee Care Daycare (East Broadway).

    Bus 2 Pam Taylor
    AM depart 7:35/ PM depart 3:25

  • Nelson County Schools bus routes for 2017-18

    1209 — Bert Mattingly

  • The Next Step

    The morning started with teaching incoming students how to open combination locks. It was a relatively simple assignment, but one that would be important for Bardstown Middle School’s newest enrollees. Sixth grade means having their own lockers. Sixth grade means a new school, new teachers and new classes. But sixth grade also means entering a new educational and social setting for kids at a fragile time in their lives.

  • New principals joining Nelson County Schools

    In addition to a new interim superintendent, the Nelson County Schools district will also see new leadership in some of its facilities. Cox’s Creek Elementary, Old Kentucky Home Middle, and Nelson County High have each appointed new principals over the summer.

  • NCHS student receives scholarship to study abroad

    Conor O’Neill has never been out of the country, but the 16-year-old will soon be spending his junior year of high school more than 4,000 miles away across an ocean. The Nelson County High School student has jumped at an opportunity to take part in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange program (CBYX).

    “My freshman year, I noticed all of these foreign-exchange students coming into our school, and I asked myself how they did that and how I could do it,” O’Neill said. “I started looking into it and researching it a whole lot.”

  • Brown to lead county schools as acting superintendent

    Nelson County Schools, for the time being, will be under new leadership with a local investment. The Nelson County Schools Board of Education named Tom Brown as acting superintendent Saturday morning at a special called meeting.

    “Tom’s resume includes a longstanding presence right here in our community,” said board Chair Diane Breeding, reading from a prepared statement. “He knows our community well and is aware of the challenges in and of our district.”

  • Orr resigns as superintendent of county schools

    Nelson County Schools Superintendent Anthony Orr resigned his position Thursday evening, effective July 31, but will remain part of the school system in some fashion.

    At a special-called meeting of the Nelson County Board of Education, Orr handed representatives of the media a resignation letter.

    “When I was hired just over seven years ago, I was given a mission by the members of the board of education to move the Nelson County Schools forward on behalf of our children and our community,” he wrote.

  • Bardstown Board of Education briefs from July 18

    Grant to help with installation of indoor ADA playground

    Bardstown City Schools have received a grant from WHAS Crusade for Children for $33,000 to help fund an indoor, ADA-accessible playground at the Bardstown Early Childhood Education Center. Installation of the playground will likely take place over fall break.

    Bus garage move to begin soon