District explains use of jail trusties at bus garage
Mary McMahan, mother of two students, told the Madison County School Board on Thursday she thought some school district expenses were questionable.
Of especial concern, she said, was the purchase of meals for detention center trusties who work at the district’s bus garage.
Eastern awards 1,444 degrees at fall commencement
Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,444 degree candidates at its fall commencement Saturday.
A morning ceremony recognized degree candidates from the colleges of education, health sciences and justice & safety. The afternoon ceremony honored candidates from the colleges of arts & sciences and business & technology.
School board members 5-0 on every measure at meeting
Perhaps for the first time in recent history, the Madison County School Board voted unanimously on every action on the agenda during its Thursday meeting at Madison Central High School.
The string of agreements began with the 5-0 approval of amendments to the District Facility Plan, a comprehensive review and evaluation of the school district’s facilities.
Silver Creek Elementary presents: ‘I Need a Little Christmas Vacation’
Originally scheduled for Tuesday evening, Silver Creek Elementary’s Christmas program “I Need a Little Christmas Vacation” has been moved to 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at the school. The show is free and the community is invited to attend, said Principal Martha Scarberry.
EKU online enrollment up 37 percent
Nearly 2,000 students are earning their degrees online from Eastern Kentucky University, an increase of 37 percent since last fall.
The most significant growth was in online graduate education, which saw enrollment increase by 59 percent due to elevated interest and the addition of new programs. Enrollment in online undergraduate degree programs increased 25 percent over the last 12 months.
Mayfield teaches community about ‘Christmas Around the World’
Hallmark needed third-grade Mayfield Elementary students to create holiday cards to teach the community about Christmas traditions around the world, their teachers told them.
With this fictional challenge in mind, students went about researching, creating, assembling and selling their own custom-made Christmas cards over the past nine weeks. The proceeds from the card sale will help fund a trip to the Louisville Zoo in April.
Berea College hosts first rural education summit
More than 100 rural leaders gathered at Berea College on Nov. 20 to take part in the college’s inaugural Rural Education Summit.
The two-day event featured keynote speakers, expert panels, discussion groups and a tour of the Berea College Promise Neighborhood.
Berea College Farm Store offers local produce, hands-on experience
Shoppers browsed over a rainbow of vegetables, read labels in the rows of locally produced honey and sampled goodies from the on-site bakery Saturday at the newly opened Berea College Farm Store.
Kindergarten meeting addresses transportation questions
Madison County Schools conducted an all-day kindergarten informational meeting Monday night at Madison Middle School.
Administrators were there to answer parent/caregiver questions, most of which were about student transportation.
All-day kindergarten details available on district webpage
At its Nov. 14 meeting, the Madison County School Board voted 4-1 to adopt a kindergarten implementation plan recommended by Superintendent Elmer Thomas. But to make room for the anticipated influx of students, the plan included several changes.
The district created a page on its website to answer some of the questions parents/caregivers may have regarding the changes.
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