• Brownsboro Elementary priority change draws fire

    An upcoming Oldham County Board of Education meeting has drawn protests from residents, but Superintendent Paul Upchurch said they are unfounded.

    The Local Planning Committee meeting, scheduled for Oct. 13, has one item on its agenda: raising the priority of the planned Brownsboro elementary school.

    Upchurch said the change will make available approximately $1.9 million in state funding previously restricted because of the prioritization. That state funding will keep the school system from using taxpayer money for a bond issue, he said.

  • Students named national semifinalists

    The annual National Merit Scholarship and National Achievement Scholarship programs announced semifinalists in recent weeks.

    Semifinalists for both programs are chosen based on Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying scores, and represent less than one percent of the top U.S. high school seniors. 

    The achievement scholarship recognizes African-American students, while the merit scholarship is open to all students.

  • Education Briefs: Sept. 29, 2011

    First month student enrollment exceeds projection

    Data for the first month of the school year showed 57 more students enrolling in Oldham County schools than projected. Enrollment at elementary and middle schools is slightly down this year compared to last year, but high school enrollment is up.

    Michael Williams, director of pupil personnel, said the increase in high school enrollment is due to the size of this year's ninth grade class.

  • Oldham students highly ranked

    Despite Tuesday’s release of No Child Left Behind interim report scores, Oldham County students continue to outperform state and national averages in a number of other areas.

  • Access and assistance

    Tucked in the Oldham County Schools Arts Center is a valuable resource for county residents: the Adult Education Center.

    The center served over 500 people last year through its adult and community education programs, and director Suzette Ertel hopes those numbers continue to grow.

  • Parent forums planned Sept. 19-22 to discuss new curriculum standards

    Officials from Oldham County Schools will host parent forums later this month to discuss educational changes that come with Kentucky’s Senate Bill 1.
    The forums will cover what parents need to know regarding new language arts and math curriculum standards and the state assessment system.
    Forums are scheduled:

  • Title IX review continues

    Two Oldham County high schools have three months to make a plan addressing Title IX.
     On July 27, the Oldham County Public School System was sent a monitoring letter from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights in response to reports submitted by the school district and General Counsel Anne Coorssen.

  • Oldham County Schools contests $30K in storm water fees

    Officials from Oldham County Schools are awaiting an attorney general's opinion on the constitutionality of paying storm water management fees from school funds.

    If constitutionality is upheld, Oldham County Schools will be ordered to pay in excess of $30,000 in fees for the 2010 fiscal year.

  • Former superintendent Haselton will continue as dean at UofL

    The University of Louisville has named Blake Haselton as interim dean of the College of Education and Human Development, effective immediately and continuing through 2014.
    Haselton has served as the college's interim dean since 2008 while the university conducted a search to fill the post. 

  • Helping Hands: Students give neglected cemetery some TLC

    The annual Pewee Valley Cemetery Cleanup project began when a student from Covenant Classical Academy noticed two things while walking along Maple Avenue: the Confederate Cemetery across the street was immaculate, but the other cemetery, known as “the Black cemetery” was grossly neglected.