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Board of Education Meeting Highlights- January 2020


Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020




Board members recognized for their service to McCracken County Public Schools

McCracken County Schools joined the state’s 172 other public-school districts Thursday night in marking Kentucky’s 25thobservation of January as School Board Member Recognition Month. 

“Members of the McCracken County Board of Education are responsible for making decisions aimed at ensuring that every child in their district has a chance to be successful both in school and in life,” Said David Webster, president of the Kentucky School Boards Association.

“To do that, members must oversee a $76-million budget, keep up with changing education laws and policies, and spend hours on professional learning and state-mandated training.”

As Webster put it, it’s a time to thank school board members for serving in a role that’s becoming increasingly complex. Board Chair Chris Taylor, Vice Chair Melanie Burkeen, and board members Steve Shelby, Kelly Walker and Tiffany Watson are among the more than 850 school board members across the state being recognized this month for their service.

Click here for Board Appreciation "Thank You" video.  



Board recognizes two teachers for earning National Board Certification

Thursday night board members recognized April Griggs of Reidland Elementary and Jennifer Shidal of McCracken County High School for earning their National Board Certification. Griggs and Shidal join 3,831 National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) nationwide, including 13 in McCracken. In order to become a NBCT, teachers must complete a rigorous, performance-based, peer-reviewed process demonstrating their impact on student learning and achievement. Twenty-three other teachers are following Griggs’ and Shidal’s footsteps toward becoming NBCT, too.

Griggs and Shidal are the first teachers in MCPS to complete their coursework for NBCT through the National Board Academy. In 2016, the MCPS Board approved to cover the cost of one of the four required NBCT components for 5 teachers. The incentive program was created to increase the number of NBCT teachers throughout the district. 

Board sets regular meeting dates for Feb. 2020 to Jan. 2021

Board Policy states that “at its first regular meeting in January, the Board shall schedule and identify the date, time, and place of each regular meeting, including those for November and December.” Thursday night board members did just that. Their agreed-upon dates and times are as follows. All meetings will start at 5:30 p.m. at the board office:

=      Thursday, Feb. 27

=      Tuesday, March 24

=      Thursday, April 16

=      Tuesday, May 12

=      Thursday, June 18

=      Thursday, July 16

=      Thursday, Aug. 20

=      Thursday, Sept. 17

=      Thursday, Oct. 29

=      Thursday, Nov. 19

=      Thursday, Dec. 17

=      Thursday, Jan. 21

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