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Education

  • Concerns aired over county schools’ search for a superintendent

    The process of selecting the advisory committee to aid in the search for a new Nelson County Schools superintendent had just reached one of its first milestones when some parents began publicly voicing concerns.

  • Board approves instructional fee structure for schools

    A few changes have been made to the instructional fee structure for Nelson County Schools, including removing some fees from Nelson County High School so it aligns more with other school fees, such as those for Thomas Nelson.

    The supplies fee for concert band at Nelson County High was cut by 50 percent and is now $50. Instructional supplies remain the same at $20, and marching band supply fees were cut by $100, making the fee now $200. Parking permits at NCHS remain the same at $5.

  • Bardstown Middle School using alert system to keep parents in touch

    A new accessory has been added to the Bardstown Middle School uniform as students now sport lanyards and small cards around their necks. The cards contain QR codes specific to the student, allowing teachers and staff to communicate with parents in real time about student behavior.

    “Tiger Alert” was implemented at the beginning of the school year, and designed last year as the school looked for a way to improve upon its communication with parents

  • PHOTOS: Eclipse 2017

    Check out photos from Monday's eclipse and preparation!

  • Change coming to Horizons Academy

    Nelson County’s alternative school will see makeover, which district officials believe will help address concerns of discipline and improve student success.

    Director of Secondary Schools Kim Brown recommended the changes during a presentation at the Nelson County Schools Board of Education meeting Aug. 15. The reorganization, which was unanimously approved by the board, include creating two separate entities within Horizons to address discipline and academics.

  • NC school board to hold special meeting Tuesday

    The Nelson County Schools Board of Education will hold a special called meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Central Office, 288 Wildcat Lane, Bardstown.
     
    The agenda is as follows:
     
    I.                     Call to Order
    II.                   2017-2018 Instructional Fees

  • Board attorney acknowledges open meetings violation

    At the start of Tuesday’s meeting, Nelson County Schools Board of Education attorney Terry Geoghegan provided a public statement in reference to an open meetings complaint issued against the district.

    The board is accused of violating the Kentucky Open Meetings Act at its Aug. 3 working session for failure to specify a reason for entering into an executive session, which is closed to the public.

  • SRO program coming back to County Schools

    It’s possible that Nelson County Schools will have a uniformed officer in the hallways again in the near future, a resource community members listed as a top priority during summer district discussions.

    At its Tuesday night meeting, the board approved the recreation of a school resource officer program and a job description, which will allow the district to proceed with paperwork in becoming a licensed law enforcement agency of sorts, Chief Operating Officer Tim Hockensmith said.

  • NC school board urged to seek outside help in superintendent selection

    As Nelson County Schools starts the process of seeking a new superintendent, some parents are urging the district to seek help from an outside agency to guide the search and selection.

  • Bardstown City Schools approves tax revenue increase

    The Bardstown Independent Schools Board of Education has approved the 4 percent increase in revenue as proposed Aug. 1. With the increase in revenue, the rates will be 81.3 cents per $100 for real estate and personal property with a 0.1 cent added to recover prior year losses due to exoneration. Motor vehicles remain the same at 53.1.