District News

Meal delivery paused for two weeks

Carrollton, Ky. - April 3, 2020 - Meal delivery in the Carroll County School District is being paused for two weeks, starting Monday, April 6.

 

As of time of publication, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Carroll County School District employees.

 

“It breaks my heart to do this, but we have to suspend our meal deliveries for the time being,” said Superintendent Danny Osborne. “Every day brings with it a new level of awareness of how serious our situation is here. At least for the next two weeks, we are pausing our meal deliveries in order to do everything we can to limit the chances of COVID-19 transmission.”

School closure extended — May 4 first day back

Carrollton, Ky. - April 2, 2020 - May 4 is the new return-to-school date in the Carroll County School District. This is two weeks beyond April 20, the previous date. 

 

In a conference call with superintendents from across the state, Gov. Beshear requested that schools remain closed until May 4 due to COVID-19, also known as “the coronavirus.” Gov. Beshear also emphasized the importance of social distancing. 

 

“We have been wrestling with these closures for weeks now, and I am thankful for how our community has handled the semester,” said Superintendent Danny Osborne. “However, I am sad for our students, especially our seniors. This is supposed to be a time of fun and friendship as they finish their K-12 careers. Instead, this. I am looking forward to the day that COVID-19 is a memory, but we just aren’t there yet. In order to ensure the safety and health of our students and our community, we will remain closed until May 4.”
 

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School closure extended, April 20 new return date

 

Carrollton, Ky. - March 20, 2020 - Schools in the Carroll County School District will remain closed for a week beyond April 13, making April 20 the first day for students to return to school. In a March 20 conference call with superintendents, Gov. Beshear requested that schools remain closed until April 20 as a result of the spread of COVID-19, also known as “the coronavirus.”

 

“I am disappointed that we will remain out of school for another week, but this is the right thing to do,” said Superintendent Danny Osborne. “Safety is and always will be our first priority. Our teachers, staff members and parents are working hard each day to ensure that our students continue to learn during this closure. I am proud of the work that everyone is doing, and we will continue to deliver meals to our students as we are doing now.” 
 

A message from Superintendent Osborne

Dear Fellow Citizens of Carroll County:


I am beyond saddened for the hardship that closing our schools has caused to our families and to our community. Nothing that I say can take that hardship away, and I promise that we will return to school as soon as we safely can.


The teachers, administrators, and support staff of our school district are all educators, and we entered this profession in large part because we love seeing our students each day. With our NTI process in place, we have shifted instruction online and remote, but we all know that nothing can replace a good day of school.


Nonetheless, we, along with everyone in our community, are making the best of the current situation. I am confident that we are going to emerge on the other side of this a better school district, and a better community.


I want to take a moment to recognize some special members of our school family who have made us proud throughout this COVID-19 situation.

Meal delivery expanded, eleven locations

We are expanding our meal delivery, starting Tuesday, March 17!

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Carroll County School District schools will be closed Monday, March 16, through Friday, April 10

12 March 2020

 

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members:

 

Carroll County School District schools will be closed Monday, March 16, through Friday, April 10, in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, also known as “the coronavirus.” All extracurricular activities are cancelled for this period of time.

 

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District Security Risk Assessments

 

Carrollton, Ky. - March 3, 2020 - During the first two weeks of February, Carroll County Schools received visits from the Office of the State School Security Marshall for Security Risk Assessments. The purpose of the assessments was to work with district schools to ensure that students and staff are in the safest environment possible.

 

“Overall, we were pleased with the results of our Security Risk Assessments,” said Superintendent Danny Osborne. “This is a testament to the ongoing work of our staff, especially our chief operations officer, Mark Willhoite. Safety is our first priority, and we are lucky to have Mr. Willhoite leading the charge here.”

 

In recent years, the Carroll County School District has implemented numerous safety-related improvements to its facilities and day-to-day operations:

Educational Excellence Foundation of Carroll County seeks parent, community directors for 2020-2021 Ed. Ex. Logo

Carrollton, Ky. — February 28, 2020 The Educational Excellence Foundation of Carroll County, Inc. — a nonprofit organization — is accepting nominations for two parent-directors and two community-directors for its board. Nominees for parent-director must have a student in the Carroll County School District.

 

Terms begin July 1, 2020, and last for one year. All directors serve as volunteers. Individuals may nominate themselves.

 

The Educational Excellence Foundation of Carroll County was founded to support educational initiatives in the community.