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Education

  • New assessment results rank Oldham County School district seventh in state

    After the biggest change in state assessment in almost 30 years, the first round of Unbridled Learning scores are being released state-wide today.

    Oldham County is the highest-ranked county district in the state and the seventh-highest ranked overall. The top six schools are all independent districts.

    The new accountability system awards recognition levels based on percentiles.

    As a district, Oldham County is one of just two county districts in the state's nine Districts of Distinction, the highest recognition level.

  • Former Mustang honored for academic, athletic successes

    The University of Evansville is proud to announce that North Oldham High School alum Brandon Causey was honored at the Heritage Federal Credit Union Student-Athlete Academic Honors Breakfast on Sept. 27 in UE’s Eykamp Hall. 

    At the event, the University of Evansville was announced as the recipient of the 2011-12 Missouri Valley Conference All-Academic Award, given to the school whose student-athletes post the highest cumulative GPA.

  • South students attend leadership conference in Washington D.C.

    Raven Byars, a South Oldham High School junior, and her Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Diane Poe, recently returned from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Capitol Leadership Training, held Sept. 30- Oct. 3, in Washington, D.C. 

    As the Kentucky FCCLA vice-president of finance, Byars had the opportunity to participate in the leadership academy program. 

    This powerful leadership development and certification program focuses on team building, service, professionalism, planning, communication, networking, and ethics. 

  • UPDATE: Oldham teacher suspended eight days without pay

    Officials from the Oldham County school district recently suspended a middle school teacher for more than a week without pay for violating district policies. 

    According to documents from the Oldham County Board of Education's Sept. 24 meeting, East Oldham Middle School teacher Kevin Cox was suspended eight days without pay.

    Cox, the school's band director, was suspended from Sept. 4 through Sept. 13.

  • Republicans host candidate forum

    School board candidates had a chance to speak publicly at a forum last week, ahead of an important November election.

    Four of the five board seats are contested this year and many consider it an important time in Oldham County Schools’ history as construction is set to begin on Brownsboro Elementary and the district continues to tap into financial reserves to avoid raising taxes.

    Although school board positions are non-partisan, the Oldham County Republican Party hosted a forum for candidates Sept. 25.

  • Are they ready? College and career readiness the focus of 2009 standards now in effect

    College and career readiness is now a benchmark for high school students across the state, and local officials say Oldham County students are off to a good start.

    The new standards, part of Senate Bill 1 from 2009, are designed to increase college completion and job attainment for high school graduates.

  • Two-thirds of AP students in Oldham Co. pass exams

    Oldham County students passed more than 1,500 advanced placement exams in 2012, making them eligible to earn college credit before graduating high school.

    Students passed two-thirds of the 2,287 tests issued with a 3 or higher on the AP exams’ five-point scale.

    Most Kentucky public universities will accept a 3 or better for college credit.

  • 4 of 5 school board seats are contested in November election

    Presidential and congressional candidates are dominating the airways this election season, but expect to see signs cropping up for candidates for local offices as the Nov. 6 election approaches.

    The deadline for candidates to file for the general election was Aug. 14.

    Four of the five Oldham County Board of Education seats are contested, and no candidate is running unopposed.

  • Oldham's graduation rates slip

    Oldham County Schools graduation rates fell last year, according to a report released last week by the Kentucky Department of Education.

    But district administrators said the number doesn’t accurately reflect graduation rates because of a change in the way rates are calculated.

    Oldham County’s district-wide graduation rate for 2010-11 fell to 85.6 percent — falling nearly 3 percentage points from 2009-10.

  • Despite $220,000 deficit, school board keeps tax rate

     School district tax rates will remain the same, despite a $220,000 projected deficit.

    Oldham County Board of Education members unanimously agreed Aug. 10 to keep the current rate of 68.9 cents per $100 of property value.

    Retaining the current rate will cause the district’s revenue to be $219,000 less than the 2012-13 estimated budget, said Randy Davis, the district’s assistant chief financial officer.