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District Energy Savings in a Decade = $5.5 Million ENERGY STAR

Since partnering with the Kentucky Energy Efficiency Program for Schools (KEEPS) in November 2006, Bullitt County Public Schools has saved over $5.5 million in energy costs.

SBDM Council Additional Parent Representative Sought

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Our student population is above 8% minority (9.08%) and, keeping with the law (KRS 160.345), we must have a special election for our Site Based Decision Making Council to elect a minority representative.  Based on KRS 160.345(2)(b), a minority is defined as American Indian; Alaskan native; African-American; Hispanic, including persons of Mexican Puerto Rican, Cuban and Central or South American origin; Pacific Islander; or other ethnic group underrepresented in the school.  Based on KRS 160.345(2)(b), a parent is defined as: A parent, stepparent, or foster parent of a student OR a person who has legal custody of student pursuant to a court order and with whom the student resides.  The parent, step-parent, foster parent, or legal guardian must be a minority, as well as the child. If no minority parent is elected or wishes to serve, the position should be listed as vacant.  There is a 6 hour training that must be completed prior to the first meeting.

 

Michele Grey Named 2017 Kentucky DARE Teacher of the Year Michele Grey

Old Mill Elementary School fifth grade educator Michele Grey whole heartedly believes in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.

Physical Fitnessgram Kits Donated to District PE Teachers with Fitnessgram Kit Items

Fostering the belief physical fitness is essential to a well-rounded education, over $15,000 in materials has been donated to Bullitt County Public Schools.

Nominate Your Student's Bus Driver!

Please take the time to nominate your child's bus driver for Bus Driver of the Month for the East Area if you think your child's driver is deserving of this recognition for October. Click on the link below.https://goo.gl/forms/1Hs80CB76vufkGlo2

Very Important Papers coming home from the FRC.

Very Important Papers coming home from the FRC. Please fill them out and return them at your earliest convenience.

Open Enrollment Information Kentucky Employee's Health Plan Logo
Special Information about bus 1663

Reminder that Bus 1663 will be impacted by sewer repairs on Meadowview Drive, Fairlane Drive, and Evans Lane starting on Monday, September 18, 2017, and continuing for several days. Students living on these streets will need to be car riders or be transported by parents and meet the bus at the parking lot of First Baptist Church.

Sepember 2017 Newsletter

May 12, 2017 -- Repeated on September 4, 2017

 

Dear Old Mill Families and Friends:

 

I am repeating an e-newsletter that went out on May 12, 2017, concerning safety rules for our school including the cafeteria which seems to be an area that continues to be an area of concern. It is imperative that visitors abide by our safety protocols and school food service regulations from the state and district.

In addition to what I have below, I need to address picture taking in the school. There are confidentiality regulations for some classifications of students. Because of this, visitors are not allowed to take pictures during the school day in the classroom or cafeteria. These are captive times and visitors would have no way to know which students cannot be photographed. However, cameras and video cameras are welcome at after school events such as concerts, family nights, and class basketball nights. Families are bringing their children here willingly for evening events which are considered legally as public events; therefore, there are no restrictions on picture taking and video taping.

We have seen evidence of picture taking during the school day such as lunch time in the cafeteria and then the pictures are posted on Facebook which is a federal, state, and district violation of some children's rights. Therefore, please do not bring picture taking devices or use Smart phones to take pictures or videos of students during the school day at Old Mill.

 

Mt. Washington Public Library Donates Furniture to Old Mill Elementary School Old Mill Elementary School students in Sara Thornsberry's class do their school work while sitting on furniture donated by the Mt. Washington Public Library

The recent opening of a new public library in Mt. Washington was of great benefit to Old Mill Elementary School.

Adrienne Usher Selected Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning Adrienne Usher

Current Director of Elementary Education Adrienne Usher has accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning following the retirement of Brenda Pirtle.

2017-2018 Student Assignment/Street Listings School Bus
Bullitt County Public Libraries Working to put Library Cards in the Hands of All Students BCPL Logo

A working partnership exists between Bullitt County Public Schools and Bullitt County Public Library to ensure all 13,200 students have a library card prior to the 2017–2018 school year.

Lisa Lewis Named District Director of Finance Lisa Lewis

Lisa Lewis is the new Director of Finance for Bullitt County Public Schools following the departure of Denise Smith after 10 years.

Summer Food Service Program Summer Food Service Program
All 13 Bullitt County Preschools Earn 5-Star Ratings Moving Forward logo

Parents of preschool age children should be pleasantly aware that all 13 elementary schools have earned a 5 STAR rating for their preschool class from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Wax Museums Allow Students to Become History Maryville Elementary School Wax Museum

Where else can you see George Washington, Rosa Parks, Col. Harland Sanders and Amelia Earhart in the same room?

2017 Young Authors School and District Winners 2017 Young Authors

Dozens of elementary and middle school students wrote their way to honors during the district’s 2017 Young Author ceremony.

Foundation Reboots Annual Fundraiser Foundation Logo

The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education hopes a few tweaks to their annual spring fundraiser increases participation and revenue.

District Recruitment Fair is April 18 2016 District Recruitment Fair

The fourth annual District Recruitment Fair is Tuesday, April 18th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at North Bullitt High School.

District Network Engineer Andrew Hobbs Honored by Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) Andrew Hobbs received the Outstanding Technical Support Award from KySTE

Andrew Hobbs, Network Engineer for Bullitt County Public Schools, was recognized with the Outstanding Technology Support Award during the closing of the 2017 Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) conference.

2017 TELL Kentucky Working Conditions Survey TELL Kentucky

From now through March 31, school-based certified educators in all 173 Kentucky school districts will be able to share their thoughts about the working conditions in their schools through the 2017 TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Kentucky Survey.

2017 TELL Kentucky Survey

January 2017 is School Board Recognition Month Board of Education

Across the state this month, local school board members, including those in the Bullitt County school district, will be saluted by their administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month.

Students Honored for Red Ribbon/Safe Schools Posters, Essays and Anti-Bullying Efforts District Red Ribbon/Safe Schools Ceremony

The district annual Red Ribbon/Safe Schools awards ceremony recognized dozens of students who drew posters, wrote essays or created videos depicting their stance against harmful substances, peer pressure and bullying.

Elementary and Middle School Special Open In-District Transfer December 1, 2016-January 15, 2017 Moving Forward

Bullitt County Public School officials have identified six elementary and four middle schools open for transfers for the 2017-2018 School Year

Child Abuse, Neglect and Dependency Training

Child Abuse and Neglect Image from Kentucky Department of EdChild Abuse, Neglect and Dependency Training (click on the words for the link to the Kentucky Dept of Education page)

State law now requires all school employees and administrators to complete Child Abuse, Neglect and Dependency Training.  District deadline is January 18th, 2017. 

Ashley Byrum Named District Grant Writer Ashley Byrum

Getting grant funds for a sizable school system is the focus of new district grant writer Ashley Byrum.