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5347 Benton Rd.     Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: 270-538-4000
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Board of Education Highlights May 2020
Tuesday May 12, 2020

Board approves stipend to recognize staff’s essential work during COVID-19 
To recognize the work of classified employees whose jobs required their physical presence in their school buildings, cafeterias or bus routes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, board members agreed to amend the 2019-20 salary schedule to provide a stipend in recognition of their service.
The stipends are based on the extent to which each classified employee worked at their assigned school district location from March 23 through June 30, 2020 as follows:
• 10-19 days, $100 stipend
• 20-29 days, $200 stipend
• 30+ days, $300 stipend
In accordance with state guidelines, the district has been operating within a flexible telecommuting work plan for staff whose duties could be fulfilled from home since March 23 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Even so, some staff members were essential to continuing minimum basic operations of the district during the COVID-19 pandemic. Examples of classified employees and duties that may qualify for the stipend include, but are not limited to: meal prep and packaging, meal delivery, custodial and disinfecting work, preservation and maintenance of facilities and equipment, and activities necessary to school business, such as accepting deliveries, processing mail, answering phone calls, etc.
To qualify for the stipend, employees must submit a verification of work to their immediate supervisors. Work done from home, or via telecommuting does not qualify for the stipend. 

Board approves McCracken County Schools profile of a graduate
This year district leadership gathered input from staff, parents and the community to create a clear picture of the skills and characteristics we hope to instill in every graduate of McCracken County Schools. Board members approved the resulting “True North of a McCracken Graduate” Tuesday night. The cognitive, personal and interpersonal competencies MCPS strives for its students to develop by the time they graduate include:
• Strong Work Ethic 
• Flexibility & Adaptability
• Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving
• Effective Communication 
• Emotional Intelligence 

Board approves purchase of Edgenuity online learning platform for grades 6-12
Tuesday night board members approved the purchase of Edgenuity, an online learning platform for students grades 6-12.
Edgenuity will help streamline online learning during Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI), supplement core and elective classes, and support credit recovery, personalized learning and test readiness. District leadership selected Edgenuity for these purposes after attending multiple online trainings to analyze its effectiveness and applicability for our students. The district will provide professional development to train teachers grades 6-12 to use the program. Funds for the platform and related trainings will come from external state and federal grant funding sources.

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5347 Benton Rd. Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: 270-538-4000
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504/ADA | Director of Special Education and/or Director of Personnel
5347 Benton Road
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 538-4000
Title IX | Director of Pupil Personnel
5347 Benton Road
Paducah, KY, 42003
(270) 538-4000
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5347 Benton Road
Paducah, KY 42003
phone:  270-538-4000
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