Young said she was delighted with the extension and complimented the board members for their help and guidance.
"I'm excited about this, but I can't believe it has been four years already. They (board) are wonderful to work with and they give me such good guidance that makes my job so much easier," Young said. "There is such a good balance of backgrounds on the board and everyone puts the children first."
In other business Monday, the board heard a report from Deputy Superintendent Owens Saylor about the district taking part in the Advance Kentucky program.
The program is designed to develop AP level skills for students in middle school and eventually as early as elementary school, Saylor said.
"The program is not really pre-AP, that's not its design. It will prepare the students for the rigors of AP classes by raising the level of curriculum and learning at the middle school levels," Saylor said. "By building an AP level kind of rigor program in the middle schools will translate itself on into the high school starting in grade 9 and on into grade 10 and then over time we could raise the rigor level that we are already experiencing at a much greater rate."
Saylor said the ultimate goal was to have every child in the system prepared to be able to take the AP classes, if they so choose, when they reach high school.
The school system is in the running for a Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation grant which would pay for the Advance Kentucky program.
Even if it is not chosen for the grant, Saylor said after seeing some of the materials from the program he and superintendent Young believe the program is important enough that it needs to be funded in next year's budget anyway.
"We had a chance to see some of the materials and our superintendent says it is some of the best level rigor work that she has seen in curriculum in a long time," Saylor said. "We feel so compelled by this that whether we get this grant or not, we would like to move forward and try to find the money in our budget and purchase these materials and get this started in our district."