School board brainstorms ways to increase public engagement, hears makerspace presentation


On Friday, Bardstown City Schools Board of Education will have a special-called meeting at noon at the central office to enter into an executive session per KRS 61.810 (1)(f) for consideration of superintendent.

The location of tonight's meeting was changed to the Appleby Elementary Cafeteria.

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"I'm concerned about... the expectation that having a resource officer is going to solve all our problems, when in fact it's not", he said. Dintermith, a former venture capitalist and now education advocate, spent a year traveling across the US, during which time he visited school districts in all 50 states.

"The best way... would be to rotate from one school to the next", Elkington said, referring to the SRO's presence in the coverage area, and Greenlaw added that it should not be predictable or made public.

The project plan chosen involves renovation of the current high school A building, construction of a new B building, demolition of the existing 90-year-old B building and construction of a new intramural field at the site of the building that will be razed.

Superintendent Hank Stopinski said he did not have an estimate of the impact for a home valued at $100,000 with this increase to the tax levy because the 2018-2019 assessments have not been completed yet. "I think there's a lot of opportunities to improve how teachers are empowered". Ed Rendell's decision to use federal stimulus money to plug state education funding holes, followed by Rendell's successor Gov. Tom Corbett slashing state education spending. After months of meetings to discuss facilities planning, the board members' views on the issue had didn't need to be restated.

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"It's our effort to get some of our high school kids back in classes", said Superintendent of Schools Linda Goewey. Less than ten years after the renovation of the high school, the enrollment had increased to the point where the building was woefully overcrowded.

"Obviously we'd be looking for some grant funds", Elkington said. "Trostle continued", In collaboration with the input we received from our community participants, teachers, staff, and Administrative team, we are confident Chris's passion for learning and his dedication to maximizing every student's success will serve our district well.

The proposed increase would put the tax rate at 29.6201 mills, Bill Stone, the district's director of business affairs, said.

In other action, the board voted unanimously to hire Christa Donnelly to be Franklin Elementary School's new assistant principal.

As it stands, the School District of Mystery Lake doesn't have an account on either Twitter or Facebook, which, Land believes, would be an invaluable tool in making important information much more accessible to parents.

Each week students will count and weigh the amount of waste they produce during lunch and then address what they can do to to produce less.