It is hard to believe that today is November 1st and the Holiday season is right around the corner. This has already been an exciting year and we have many areas to celebrate.
First, let me congratulate our students, teachers and principals for their marked improvement during this past springs’ assessment. We understand that there is room for improvement in every area, but we should celebrate remarkable improvement in gap, growth, and academic achievement. The emphasis of continuous improvement across the district is paying big dividends.
Second, let me recognize all of our staff for their dedication to our students and families. At a time when you, as well as public education, are under attack, you continue to put forth your best effort in providing a safe and secure environment for our students every day. Continue to take PRIDE in your work! The citizens of this community appreciate your efforts.
Finally, with the passage of the “Recallable Nickel”, we have begun the process of addressing many of the facility issues in our district. Planning for the new Estill County Area Technology Center is underway and construction should begin sometime next summer. We are currently in the beginning stages of addressing renovations at Estill Springs and a new roof for our middle school. These three projects are priorities for our board and should be completed before Fall of 2018. These projects are just the beginning of our facility improvements totaling approximately $20 million over the next 3 to 5 years. The citizens of this county should be proud of their sacrifice and our students are thankful for your support.
Let us keep up the good work going on in our district and continue to focus on our district vision, which ensures that “Every Child Succeeds”.