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Education

  • LaRue adopts new policy for missing and tardy students

    Schools want their students to attend all classes and be on time for several reasons. 

    Obviously, a student who is not in class will miss the instruction. But school districts also receive funding based on average daily attendance, and the more students who are on time and attend all classes, the more money the schools will receive to help those students achieve.

  • Personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Monday:

    Employment of:

    • Bob Bright as principal at LaRue County Middle School effective June 21.

    • Heather Ratliff as language arts teacher at LaRue County High School effective July 1.

    • Vicky Wright and Andrea Gribbons as language arts teachers at LCMS effective July 1.

    • Eric Marcum as instructional assistant at LCHS and Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

  • Infinite Campus helps parents stay on top of students' progress

    Parents with Internet access no longer have to wonder about how their children in LaRue County Schools are doing on tests or homework.

    They can access that information directly through an Internet program called Infinite Campus.

    The only requirement is that parents must have access to the Internet and they must have signed up at one of the district schools.

  • School calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Aug. 5 – First day of school

    LCHS

    Registration

    Registration for all LCHS students is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 22 at the LCHS media center. Be prepared to pay textbook fees of $60 and laptop fees of $20. Laptop fees may be paid up through fall break.

    LCHS SBDM Meeting

    LCHS will have a special called SBDM meeting 4:30 p.m. July 28 in the conference room. Meeting dates for the remainder of the year will be set.

    Freshman orientation

  • Camp Invention puts creativity, teamwork to the test

    Classrooms at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School buzzed with activity last week as students in grades one through six developed problem solving and teamwork skills while having hands-on fun. 

    The 61 students put their creativity – individual and collective – to work on activities that complemented the academic principles they were learning. 

  • School calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Aug. 5 – First day of school

    LCHS

    Registration

    Registration for all LCHS students is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 22 at the LCHS media center. Be prepared to pay textbook fees of $60 and laptop fees of $20.

    Freshman orientation

    LCHS freshman orientation is 6-7:30 p.m. July 29 in the auditorium.

    Open House

    Open house for all LCHS students is 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 17. For more information, call the school at 358-2210.

    ALES

    Registration

  • Open Library keeps students sharp during summer

    “All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been - it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.” -Thomas Carlyle.

    The 19th century Scottish writer, essayist, historian, and teacher Carlyle knew the value of reading good books. So do Melissa Pearman and Machelle Durham, LaRue County Schools’ family resource center coordinators, who are operating Open Library at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

  • School attendance rate remains high

    LaRue County’s School Board heard a report from Amanda Reed, curriculum specialist, during the June 21 meeting.

    The report shows LaRue County’s attendance rate has been consistently above the state rate which reached its highest rate in 2008-09 at 96.16. The district is also consistently below the state rate in retention (students repeating grades), with 0.91 percent in 2008-09.

  • Taylor County voters say no to nickel tax proposal

    A nickel tax proposal by Taylor County School District was voted down last week.

    Voters said no to the tax in Tuesday’s special election with 2,276 voting “Against” the tax and 2,144 voting “For” the tax.

    Results from the first few precincts showed the “For” votes pulling ahead. But as the final precincts came in, the “Against” votes steadily took over.

  • Laptop Initiative passes 4-1

    The LaRue County School Board voted Monday to place laptop computers in the hands of each LaRue County High School student.

    The Laptop Initiative failed to pass in March after Superintendent Sam Sanders requested a unanimous vote “to bring the board together.” Four board members voted in favor with Norbert Skees casting a “no” vote.

    At the March meeting, Skees read a statement giving reasons for his vote against the initiative. They included budget and technology concerns, liability issues and a possible tie to childhood obesity.