In August, the Board of Education approved a two-year School Safety Strategic Plan aimed at strengthening safety efforts throughout the district. The $415,000 plan covers four focus areas, including mental health, safety drills and protocols, supervision and security—with seventeen stated goals and specific action plans.
The Boyle County Education Foundation, Inc. has launched a fundraising effort in support of the new Boyle County Schools Theatre for the Performing Arts. The goal for the Take a Seat campaign is to raise $125,000—the cost of purchasing and installing the theatre’s 500 seats. Campaign gifts of $250 will be recognized with an engraved plaque affixed to a seat.
Over the next few weeks, Boyle County elementary schools will be making a difference by participating in Start with Hello Week. Organized by the Sandy Hook Promise Organization, the initiative is a youth violence prevention program aimed at teaching students the skills they need to reach out to those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation.
This school year, Junction City Elementary (JCES) and Perryville Elementary (PES) schools will offer breakfasts and lunches to all students at no cost through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the National School Lunch Program. The CEP is a provision under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that eliminates the need for schools in low-income areas to collect applications for free and reduced-price meals.
Last night, the Boyle County Board of Education held the first reading of a three-year School Safety Strategic Plan. The draft plan, prepared by the Boyle County Schools’ Safety Strategic Planning Committee, outlines recommendations to add school resource officers, introduce a new visitor management system, expand safety trainings and enhance mental health support structures.
The Board of Education approved Perryville and Junction City elementary schools' participation in the USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), at Thursday’s special called board meeting.
The Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 calendar at its regular monthly meeting on December 21.