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Education

  • 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.

  • New school board policy clears way for redistricting

    The Oldham County Board of Education has adopted guidelines that pave the way for students to redistrict.

    Oldham County Schools’ officials plan to redistrict students of all ages before the 2014-15 school year.

    The new policy, adopted Monday, states that school attendance boundaries will be drawn based on six factors identified as “desirable” by county residents.

    The factors include:

  • Auditor requires school districts to report superintendents’ benefits

    Oldham County Schools’ Superintendent Will Wells has complied with a state request for financial information from him and other Kentucky school leaders.

  • Centerfield Elementary principal to retire March 28

    For a dozen years, students have been greeted by name at Centerfield Elementary by the smiling face of Principal Diane Morgan. 

    But now, after 27 years in education, Morgan is stepping down at the end of March.

    “I feel I’ve done the very best work I can do for these kids and these families,” said Morgan, who oversaw a major renovation of the school last summer because she wanted to leave the building better than she found it.

  • School redistricting forums are March 26-28

    Parent input will play a major role in determining which Oldham County school students will attend as part of a new redistricting process.

    The process is unlike any other in the area and will begin with an initial round of public forums March 26-28.

    Because of changing enrollments and facility changes, Oldham County Schools officials are planning to redistrict students before the 2014-15 school year.

  • Buckner Elementary student leads project

    Buckner Elementary student Kennedy Park asked her principal if she could start a drive for stuffed animals to be collected through Kosair. 

    They are to be given to officers when they go to transport children. Park is going to try and get 1,000 collected so the special Bear Patrol truck comes to pick them up. 

    “This was totally kid-initiated,” said Principal Lisa Cheek. “She didn’t even tell her teacher about it — she went straight to the top.”

  • Plans to spray, swipe South Oldham school for flu germs Saturday are canceled

    Plans for volunteers to spray and swipe South Oldham Middle School surfaces with disinfectant on Saturday, Feb. 2 are canceled.

    An army of parent volunteers planned to attack student desks, lockers, door handles and other surfaces at SOMS with disinfectant spray and Clorox wipes to decrease spread of the flu and other viruses.

    SOMS parent Daryl Baer coordinated efforts to rid the school of germs.

    "We do our best to stay on top of it in our homes," Baer said, "but our kids are the school more hours than at home."

  • Officials will redistrict students for 2014-15 school year

    Oldham County Schools officials are planning to redistrict students before the 2014-15 school year.

    Decreased birth rates have lowered enrollment projections and school board members voted to close Liberty Elementary while postponing the building of a new elementary school late last year.

    Tracy Harris, the district’s communications director, said administrators understand the difficulties and frustrations that can arise from redistricting.