The Jessamine County School Board spent several hours last weekend meeting with school council members from each of the district's schools, touching base on the good, the bad, and the support still needed across the county.
Each school-based decision making council, made up of school faculty and elected parent representatives, presented their accomplishments, challenges and support requests to the board, and then had informal conversation about their talking points, Superintendent Lu Young said.
"(There were) No real surprises, except that we were really pleasantly surprised about the level of consistency about the initiatives going on throughout the district," she said. "They are being very strategic about individual children, especially those in achievement gap areas, free and reduced lunch and special needs."
The district will soon lose grant money funding technology resource teachers in schools, and council members urged the district to continue funding that program through its budget. They also asked for continued support for math and literacy coaches at secondary schools, and for help funding text books at the high school level.