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Education

  • Black and white and scanned all over

    Little black barcodes dot the Goshen Elementary library, where they’re taped to shelves, doors, desks and even book spines. 

    To the naked eye they just look like, well, barcodes. But scanned with a smart phone, the barcodes bring up text, videos and other information.

    They’re quick response codes — barcodes that can hold data for 4,300 alpha-numeric characters in one small square.

  • Brownsboro elementary changed to top district priority

    Plans to build a Brownsboro elementary inched forward Nov. 9 when the district’s local planning committee voted to make the project a top priority in the district facility plan.

    Committee members voted 18-2 to raise the Brownsboro school priority from 2a to 1b, a change school officials say will make about $1.9 million available in state funding previously restricted because of the prioritization.

  • South Oldham Middle in the running for $50K grant

    South Oldham Middle School hopes to gain a $50,000 grant from The Clorox Company to replace worn out computers and upgrade the school's technological infrastructure.

    Voting takes place now through Dec. 9.

    People 13 and older can vote online or text “clorox6642” to 44144.

    Standard messaging and data rates may apply.

  • Missed goals leave students at three Oldham schools eligible to transfer

    Students at three Oldham County schools are eligible for transfers to other Oldham schools after the schools failed to meet No Child Left Behind act goals for the 2010-2011 school year.

    Parents of students at Crestwood Elementary, Locust Grove Elementary and Oldham County Middle received letters recently regarding transfer eligibility.

    The transfers come after Adequate Yearly Progress reports were released by the Kentucky Department of Education in September. 

  • Officials question sewer service to new Brownsboro school

    There’s a new stink about the proposed Brownsboro school as officials debate who should provide sewer service to the property.

    Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court will now decide whether to extend its interlocal agreement to provide sewer service to the Brownsboro school campus.

    If the court decides not to provide sewer lines to the school, Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel said he’s prepared to annex the area into city limits and provide sewer service. 

  • Fake cigarettes banned at NOHS

    Electronic cigarettes have officially been banned at North Oldham High School, according to an email bulletin to parents Tuesday.

    Principal Lisa Jarrett said “e-Cigs” have been a topic of discussion for about four weeks.

    Jarrett was approached by a student and his parent about using electronic cigarettes in school as he attempts to quit smoking. 

  • Students celebrate drug-free living

    The students at East Oldham Middle School are celebrating Red Ribbon Week with an exciting presentation by "The Seven Project." Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of Americans during the last week of October every year.

  • Two fraudulent enrollment cases heard in court

    Two parents charged with falsifying student enrollment appeared before a judge Wednesday afternoon.

    Charles Lauron, 51, waived his right to a pre-trial hearing and Judge Diana Wheeler ruled to pass his case on to a grand jury on Dec. 1.

    Lauron is charged with owing the school district just over $26,000 after enrolling his son in Oldham County schools for eight years despite living in Lyndon.

  • Grand jury to hear Claggett case

    "This is a very unusual and bizzare case," said Judge Janice Martin Wednesday, after spending the better part of two hours trying to unravel the time line of Donna Claggett's life.

    Claggett, of Goshen, was charged in August with theft by deception by the Oldham County School system.

    She is accused of owing the county $24,000, because someone else enrolled their child at Liberty Elementary in 2004 and used her address.

  • Three more parents charged with false school enrollment

    Charges against three additional parents were filed in Oldham County District Court Tuesdays as the county's fraudulent enrollment cases pile up. Investigations for the 2011-12 school year currently number 43 families with 63 children. As of Wednesday evening warrants had not been served to the three defendants.