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LaRue County Schools proposes 2019 tax rates Total Real Estate Tax Rates

Shortly after the start of the school year, all Kentucky school districts must determine local school tax rates. The LaRue County Schools Board of Education is considering proposed 2019 tax rates of 51 cents per $100 of assessed value on real property and 51 cents per $100 of assessed value on personal property. 

The district is committed to keeping community members informed about our schools’ funding needs as well as how local taxes affect our schools. As an education provider, a resource for families, a major employer and a catalyst for preparing our youth for college and career, our school district is an asset to everyone in the LaRue County community.

District leadership, including our elected Board of Education members, need to know about the support and concerns of our community as well.

Community members are encouraged to find answers to common questions here. If you have additional questions, please contact the superintendent’s office at 270-358-4111 or your board representative.

The Board of Education will listen to public comments on the proposed tax rates at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, in the LaRue County High School media center. A special board of education meeting will follow, where the board is expected to vote on the 2019 tax rates.

Boone named interim principal at LaRue County Middle School Christina Boone

LaRue County Schools instructional supervisor Christina Boone has been selected as interim principal of LaRue County Middle School.

 

FFA Members Excel at State FFA Convention FFA Members Excel at State FFA Convention

The Kentucky Association of FFA held its 90th Annual State Convention on June 11-13, 2019, at Rupp Area in Lexington, Kentucky.  Fifteen members of the LaRue County FFA chapter attended the State FFA Convention this year, but several others were recognized for their previous accomplishments.

LCHS Students Earn Over $1 Million in Scholarships U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie congratulates Anthony Adkins on his appointment to West Point Military Academy. Adkins was also named LCHS Outstanding Senior of the Year.

LaRue County High School’s Class of 2019 earned well over $1 million in scholarships announced during Senior Awards Night held May 8 in the high school gym, according to Clarissa Thomas, guidance counselor.

During the ceremony, students were recognized for enlisting in the military, earning local and college scholarships, passing college and career exams, and attaining other accomplishments.

“We have an amazing community who is very supportive of our seniors,” Thomas said. “Many scholarships are donated by local organizations and families.”

Shelia Skaggs Earns District's First Fred Award First Fred Award

“I believe my mission with the district is making sure that no child is hungry so they can learn,” said the Hodgenville Elementary School nutrition manager. “Just knowing I can make a difference in a child’s day gives me my greatest satisfaction.”

 

The School Safety and Resiliency Act/Impact on LaRue School Hallway

SB 1 will increase student safety in Kentucky schools by increasing students’ access to behavioral health services, fostering a supportive learning environment, and applying proven strategies to address physical safety. I applaud the bipartisan collaboration and teamwork displayed to allow this bill come to fruition. We can never do enough to make our students and staff safe.

Students find their ‘Sources of Strength’ Sources of Strength

On a recent Monday morning at LaRue County High School, as each student approached the main entrance, official greeters swung open the double doors and offered a cheerful “good morning.”  The day’s greeters, superintendent David Raleigh and Chris Price, the high school’s former assistant principal and current principal at Hodgenville Elementary School, earned smiles, nods and high fives.

LaRue County Students Win NCWIT Awards NCWIT Award

Five LaRue County High School students are recipients of National Center for Women and Information Technology awards.  Those students include senior Sarah Cooper, sophomores Jada Hunter-Hays and Katherine Massie, and freshmen Audrey Engle and Giselle Adams.  The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high school level for their computing-related achievements and interests.

On Educating LaRue - Interactive Hall of Fame LCHS students who have developed an interactive “Hall of Fame” program accessible online are, from left, T.J. Reip, Tristen Locke, Biven Turner, and Gavin Whitehouse.

On entering a doctor’s office the other day, I came across a former high school student of mine whose last name I just could not pull up from memory. Paula (I saw that name on her jacket) remembered me even though at least 35 years had passed since she was my student. Once I returned home, with her last name still not popping into focus in my mind, I sought the help of a website that Jorge Venegas’s students at LaRue County High School with athletic director David Dawson, have developed that gave me what I was looking for in a nanosecond.

JOB SHADOW: STUDENT SPOTLIGHT / Hunter Howell HUNTER HOWELL

LaRue County Schools is piloting a new program to empower students to strengthen their college and career plans and make more successful transitions to life after high school. All high school students will engage in six hours of job shadowing by March 29 to learn about potential careers. To showcase the benefits of job shadowing, we’re sharing the experiences of LCHS students.

LaRue County celebrates Lacy Hatfield Lacy Hatfield

Award sponsors, district staff, and students honored Lacy Hatfield as the 2019 LaRue County Schools LG&E-KU and WHAS-TV Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership (ExCEL) Award winner February 6 at Hodgenville Elementary School.

JOB SHADOW: STUDENT SPOTLIGHT / Clay Cecil Clay Cecil

LaRue County Schools is piloting a new program to empower students to strengthen their college and career plans and make more successful transitions to life after high school. All high school students will engage in six hours of job shadowing by March 29 to learn about potential careers. To showcase the benefits of job shadowing, we’re sharing the experiences of LCHS students. 

LCHS Students Complete State Registered Nursing Assistant Program Nursing Students

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, state registered nursing assistant positions are estimated to grow 21 percent between 2012 and 2022.

Approximately 321,200 new jobs will be created during this period, making state registered nursing assistant certification even more useful.

JOB SHADOW: STUDENT SPOTLIGHT / Jake Walters JAKE WALTERS

LaRue County Schools is piloting a new program to empower students to strengthen their college and career plans and make more successful transitions to life after high school. All high school students will engage in six hours of job shadowing by March 29 to learn about potential careers. To showcase the benefits of job shadowing, we’re sharing the experiences of LCHS students.

Wall of Fame Wall of Fame

Anyone attending an event in LaRue County High School’s gymnasium may have noticed a 55-inch television monitor upon entering.

Thanks to the efforts of LCHS Athletic Director David Dawson, the school’s Hall of Fame Committee, and Jorge Venegas’s technology students, that one piece of hardware allows visitors, through a mere touch, to access the history of LCHS athletics.

Hep A Vaccinations: Mission Accomplished Hep A Compliance

As far as LaRue County Schools’ 2300-plus students being in compliance with state-required hepatitis A immunizations, it’s “mission accomplished” according to Rip Collins, the district’s director of pupil personnel.