The Largest Community

The Largest Community

So, Friday night found me sitting alone in the stands at Robert Doyle Stadium about an hour before kickoff of the SCHS Homecoming game against Bullitt East. I'm almost always early to events because I like to get in, get settled, and appreciate the atmosphere as the excitement and crowd build and the atmosphere did not disappoint Friday night.

Pension Shortfall Affects Us All

Pension Shortfall Affects Us All

The Pension Performance and Best Practice Analysis conducted by PFM Group Consulting, LLC has been released with recommended options for closing the pension shortfall. While there is no denying the impact these recommendations could have on all state employees, current or retired, it is important to note that action taken on many of these recommendations will impact all of us.

Funding Our Schools

Funding Our Schools

I don’t make any claims to be the most exciting fella you’ll ever meet. I’m not up on the latest tv shows, movies, top 40 music, which NFL teams look good, and I only found out who won the Mayweather/McGregor fight because it was on NPR this morning. If you catch me at the water cooler I’m most likely to tell you about the lecture I watched last night on measuring the geometry of the universe with cosmic microwave background radiation…or I’ll start talking to you about where school revenues come from. I’m sure those of you who don’t work with me will be disappointed to miss out on my elementary understanding of cosmology but luckily you can read about school revenues here!
 

A Local Look at Charter Schools

A Local Look at Charter Schools

I’ve had my eye on developments with HB520, its signing into law by our governor, and Kentucky’s Department of Education as they promulgate regulations for enacting the law. My fellow local district Board of Education members and I will likely be reviewing charter applications for the 2018-19 school year. The more I study, the less I sleep as the date those applications may be submitted emerges from the haze on the horizon......