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Education

  • Oldham Co. schools to get security upgrades

    Oldham County Schools will spend more than $1.5 million to beef up security at all of its facilities.

    The upgrades were unanimously approved by the Board of Education late last month.

    The bulk of the money will be used to add or enhance security measures at the district’s 18 school buildings.

    Upgrades include interior and exterior video surveillance; electronically secured entrances; access control entry systems; exterior door positioning switches; intercoms for visitor entry; and an emergency dispatch alert system.

  • OC schools, colleges establish dual-credit programs for students

    The average student graduates college with $27,000 in student loans – more than the cost of, say, a brand-new Toyota Prius.

    But Oldham County students can save on those expenses through a number of dual-credit programs offered at the district’s three high schools.

    Oldham County High School is partnering with Jefferson Community and Technical College to allow juniors and seniors to take selected classes beginning in the fall.

  • Second round of school redistricting forums set for next week

    Oldham County parents will have a chance to sound off on the school district’s redistricting plan at three public forums next week.

    The second round of Oldham County Schools’ redistricting forums will be held May 13, 15 and 16.

    In this round, attendees will be asked to give pros and cons on each of several attendance boundary alternatives.

    The draft boundary maps and other information will be posted online this week so those interested can view them in advance.

  • OC Schools to honor school lunch 'superheroes'

    Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, Oldham County nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate.

    To celebrate their hard work and commitment, the School Nutrition Association organizes School Nutrition Employee Week, this year May 6-10.

    To kick off the celebration, SNA has partnered with Jarrett Krosoczka, author of the “Lunch Lady” graphic novel series and Random House Children’s Books, to create School Lunch Superhero Day. 

  • OC Schools raises tuition 70% for non-residents

    Tuition for Oldham County students who live outside district boundaries will jump 70 percent for the 2013-14 school year.

    Families who live outside Oldham County are eligible to enroll children in Oldham County Schools, provided that tuition is paid and the selected school has capacity for additional enrollment.

    Some of the district’s non-resident students are children of Oldham County Schools’ employees.

    Members of the Oldham County Board of Education increased the tuition rate by 70 percent for the upcoming school year.

  • School board members back budget cuts

    The Oldham County Board of Education is standing behind the school district in its request to eliminate $3 million and more than 50 jobs from next year’s budget.

    Under the proposed 2013-14 budget, the district would start its fiscal year July 1 with less money and fewer employees.

    Most jobs will come out of the classrooms and the transportation department.

    The district will fund at least 14 fewer teachers in 2013-14.

  • South Oldham High earns two national rankings for top high schools

    South Oldham High School was named the state’s second-best public high school on the U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings, just behind duPont Manual in Louisville.

    SOHS is ranked 406th nationally on the report.

    U.S. News and World Reports evaluated more than 21,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards and how well they prepare students for college.

  • Parents share concerns at school redistricting forums

    Nearly 100 parents turned out to the third and final school redistricting forum Thursday night at North Oldham High School.

    The trio of forums is the first of three rounds of public meetings Oldham County Schools will hold to discuss a redistricting plan, which will take effect for the 2014-15 school year.

    District officials said decreased enrollment projections and a decision to close Liberty Elementary next year have created a need to redraw student assignment boundaries.

  • OC Schools to auction 37 school buses

    Oldham County Schools will auction more than three dozen school buses this spring.

    The Board of Education Monday approved the sale of 37 out-of-service buses in a bidding process through the Kentucky Interlocal School Transportation Association, a nonprofit collective of school districts that facilitates the sale and purchase of new and used buses.

    Of the 37 buses to be sold, 26 are still operational. The buses range in model years from 1993 to 1999.

  • High school graduation dates set

     

    Graduation dates have been set for Oldham County’s four high schools.

    Commencement ceremonies for North Oldham High, South Oldham High and Oldham County High will take place June 1 at Broadbent Arena.