Official Says Floyd County School Cut Proposal Won’t Mean End to Phys Ed, Music and Art Activities

Officials have suggested cutting art, music and physical education programs in order to off-set a three million dollar budget deficit.

Bill Briscoe oversees the district’s administration and operations. He says even though the programs will be cut, the subjects will remain open to students in some way.

Kentucky Schools Commended For Fighting Obesity

Nearly 300 Kentucky schools have earned special recognition from First Lady Michelle Obama and the US Department of Agriculture for efforts to fight childhood obesity. Despite that, Kentucky has one of the highest childhood obesity rates in the nation. According to one study, 37 percent of Kentucky’s children are overweight or obese.

School Board Committee Reviews Superintendent Search Firm Proposals

The committee asked for bids from search firms last month, after choosing not to renew Superintendent Sheldon Berman’s contract, which expires at the end of June. The committee will choose two or three finalists and conduct interviews with representatives from those firms next month.

School Board Candidates Discuss Mayor’s Race, Charter Schools

Six candidates for two contested seats on the Jefferson County Board of Education met for a debate Monday night.

Among the questions asked of the candidates was how they would work with the next mayor.

School Board Discusses Delaying Assignment Plans

The Jefferson County Board of Education has delayed a vote on when to implement the new middle and high school student assignment plan. Berman has offered a compromise. He suggested the board implement the middle school plan next year, but delay the high school assignment plan another year.