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School is cancelled on Monday, August 21

There will be no classes in Crittenden Co on Monday, August 21.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused to parents that must make child care arrangements.  We felt this was the best decision when attendance, supervision, safety and possible logistic challenges were factored into the decision equation.  Our teachers are delivering lessons connected to the Eclipse event this week and we will be sending home a pair of approved viewing glasses with each student on Friday.

We look forward to seeing our students tomorrow, WED Aug 16

First Day for Students is tomorrow Aug 16 and we look forward to seeing everyone.  Our Sneak A Peek, Back To Bash and Mission Launch were huge successes and it was great to see everyone after a substantial summer break.


Please note that we have decided to cancel school on Monday, August 21, the Eclipse Day. After careful deliberation and conversation we felt this was the best decision given the unknown variables that come with this event.  We will decide later on whether to make this day up on a Teacher Planning Day or add it onto the end of the calendar.  Our teachers will treat as a teachable opportunity and will deliver lessons related to the eclipse this week and how to safely observe this celestial event.  Hopefully this will give parents and caretakers enough time to make arrangement for childcare.


Our Opening Day Event this morning was a huge success with outstanding messages from Chip Southward and Chris Cook focusing on we have the  most to learn from our mistakes and failures.  Embrace the Struggle was the core message.  Thanks to the Marion Methodist Church for grilling and serving our lunch today.  A true blessing.

Special Election to decide the Nickel Tax is set for Sept 12

Our BOE voted last night to move forward with an election on Sept 12 to allow the voters of our community to decide on the Nickel Tax (5.9 cents) tax to generate the revenue to replace the 1949 Middle School with a new High School.  Folks have today to register if they're not already registered to vote on Sept 12(the law requires voters must be registered 30 days in advance of an election).  If you wish to register please visit County Clerk Carolyn Byford's office in the court house or visit  GoVoteKy.com   or  Elect.ky.gov   to get registered.  More information will follow on the Nickel.

Special Called BOE Meeting

Crittenden County Board of Education

Special Called Board Meeting

August 10, 2017

6:00 P.M. – Rocket Arena Conference Room





1.                  Call to Order


            2          Consider approval of the Agenda for the August 10, 2017 Crittenden County Board of Education Meeting


3.         Remarks by Citizens


4.         Superintendent Updates


5.         Board Action Items

            A.        Consider approval of a special election on September 12, 2017

            B.        Consider approval of the ballot language



            6.         Adjournment



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Family Resource Youth Service Center Coordinator selected!

Crystal Wesmoland has accepted the FRYSC Coordinator position for Crittenden County Schools.  She is a 2003 Graduate of Crittenden County HS and a 2008 Murray State U. Graduate.  Welcome to our Leadership Team!

Back to School Events

CCES Sneak A Peek is set for Thursday, August 10 : 5:00-6:00; 6:30-7:30

CCMS Back To School Bash is Monday, August 14 from 4:30-6:00

CCHS Mission Launch is set for Monday, August 14 from 5:30-7:30

Special Called BOE Meeting set for Monday August 7 @ 4:00pm

Crittenden County Board of Education

Special Called Board Meeting

August 7, 2017

4:00 P.M. – Rocket Arena Conference Room





  1. Call to Order


                2          Consider approval of the Agenda for the August 7, 2017 Crittenden County Board                       of Education Meeting


    3.         Remarks by Citizens


    4.         Board Action Items

                A.        Consider approval of tax rate

                B.        Consider approval of the petition verification by Crittenden County Clerk                          Carolyn Byford

                C.        Consider approval of the ballot language



                5.         Adjournment

August 1 BOE Working Session

Crittenden County Board of Education Agenda

Working Session

August 1, 2017 @ 6:00

Rocket Arena Conference Room


  1. Superintendent Update and Discussion
  2. Crittenden County High School Update: Graduation Recognition
  3. BOE Discussion Items

Air Source Technology, Inc.

We will be testing Crittenden County Middle School on Monday July 31.  The testing is by Air Source Technologies and their bio can be found by clicking here,  Air Source Bio.

July 27 BOE time change noted!

Please note the regular BOE meeting time has been changed from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at Rocket Arena Conference Team to allow the Admin Team to travel from an out of town training.

Day of Learning set for August 21

The future's so bright, they've got to wear shades!...And on Aug. 21, they will!


Many of you have asked why Crittenden County Schools have decided to be in session on Aug. 21, when a total eclipse will affect our area, while other schools are closing. After thoughtful consideration, the following are reasons we feel Crittenden County schools are the best places for our Rockets when the eclipse arrives:

  • A Learning Opportunity For The History Books! Our teachers have amazing lessons already in the works for our students. In fact, the entire school day will be one of hands-on learning, questioning, and, of course, outside viewing.
  • Safety First! We've ordered more than 1300 pairs of eclipse viewing glasses for our students and staff. Viewing the eclipse without proper eye wear can be damaging. We want our students to stay safe while taking part in this historic scientific event.
  • Small Town Perks! While congested roadways and crowded areas are expected in some Kentucky cities, the heaviest incidents of this are expected in cities and towns directly off of interstates. Problems transporting students to and from school on this date are not expected. However, our transportation department has vigilantly planned for any potential delays.


Of course, we believe parents are our students' first teachers, and we know that many of you want to share in this exciting event with your children. We will be posting information, resources, and Web sites related to the eclipse, its stages and the learning opportunities it presents, in the days leading up to this historic event. We invite you to access these and share them with your children, preparing them for what will occur and helping them to make sense of what they experienced.


Together, we can #bethedifference. Crittenden County Schools...Launch. Lead. Learn.


Certificate of Compliance

Eclipse Resources

If you cannot open any of the links below, copy the link and paste it in your search box or highlight the link, right click and select “open link.” I have tried each link and they should open for you.


To find more information about ECLIPSES, visit the following websites:

·       Main NASA website:  http://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/

| Total Solar Eclipse 2017


Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk. NASA created this website to provide a guide to this amazing event. Here you will find activities, events, broadcasts, and resources from NASA and our partners across the nation.


·       Interactive Map:  http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2017Aug21Tgoogle.html

NASA - Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 Aug 21


This page is part of the NASA Eclipse Website. It uses Google Maps to create an interactive map of the <!-- *** #01 Total Solar Eclipse of xxxx --


·       MAP:  http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/epo/educators/2017eclipse.html

·       Cartography:  http://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/maps-cartography

Eclipse Maps | Total Solar Eclipse 2017


Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun&#039;s tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun&#039;s disk. NASA created this website to provide a guide to this amazing event. Here you will find activities, events, broadcasts, and resources from NASA and our partners across the nation.


·       Time Frame:  http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEdecade/SEdecade2011.html

NASA - Solar Eclipses: 2011 - 2020


This page is part of NASA's official eclipse home page. It lists all solar eclipses over one complete decade.


·       Eye Safety:  http://www.nasa.gov/content/eye-safety-during-a-total-solar-eclipse

Eye Safety During a Total Solar Eclipse


NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.


·       NASA’s Eyes App for Computer:  http://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/nasas-eyes


Information about the SUN:

·       NASA’s information about the Sun:  http://www.nasa.gov/sun

·       Download and Play with Solar Data:  http://www.helioviewer.org

Lessons:  http://nasawavelength.org/resource/nw-000-000-004-124

Elementary Activities (site grade levels determined by another organization):

·       K- focused lessons about the Sun:  http://www.eyeonthesky.org

·       Make a Sun on Paper Activity:  http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/sun-paper/en/

·       Edible Model of the Sun:  http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2007/materials/solar_cookie.pdf

·       Scale Model of the Sun and Earth:  http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2007/materials/solar_pizza.pdf

·       Playing with magnetism; Exploring Magnetic Field:  http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/artemis/pdf/odenwald_mag_lessons.pdf

·       Layer of the Sun Diagram:  http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/511965main_aurora_educators_guide.pdf


Middle School Activities (site grade levels determined by another organization):

·       NASA Wavelengths and Sunspots:  http://www.nasawavelength.org/ and http://esseacourses.strategies.org/module.php?module_id=143

·       Build a Sun Clock:  http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/sunclock.html

·       Solarscapes-Plot and Analyze Sunspots and Sun’s Period of Rotation:  http://www.spaceweathercenter.org/resources/05/05.html

·       Eclipse Simulator:  http://knowitall.org/sites/default/files/Path_of_Totality-ilovepdf-compressed.pdf

·       The Last Total Solar Eclipse…Ever!  Math (Activity 34) (rest of guide is good too):  http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/Solar_Math.pdf

·       The Sun and Magnetic Field:  http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/docs/UnitPlanSecondary.pdf

·       Space Faring:  The Radiation Challenge MS:  https://www.nasa.gov/pdf/284277main_Radiation_MS.pdf

·       Matching Magnetic Activity:  https://soho.nascom.nasa.gov/classroom/matching_activity.html


High School Activities: (site grade levels determine by another organization):

·       Change Pairs-Analyze and Compare Images Taken by Solar Dynamics Observatory:  https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/swx/assets/docs/Change_Pairs.pdf


·       An Eclipse of the Sun from Space-Transit Math Activity 33:  https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/Transit_Math.pdf


Other (not NASA Sites)

·       UC Berkeley STEM Resources, Eclipse Events, Educator Workshops, Multicultural Education:  http://multiverse.ssl.berkeley.edu/Learning-Resources

·       National Informal STEM Education Network:  http://www.nisenet.org/events/other/solar-eclipse-august-21-2017

·       Library Network Resources:  http://www.starnetlibraries.org/2017eclipse/

·       The Night Sky Network:  http://bit.ly/NSNEclipse

·       Solar Eclipse Music Playlists:  American Astronomical Society:  https://aas.org/education/outreach/eclipse-2017


Closing Day 2017

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CCES Principal

Jenni Gilkey has been selected as the new CCES Principal.

She has 22 years in education serving students as a Special Education, Regular Classroom Educator, Curriculum Specialist and Assistant Principal.

Please submit your questions regarding the proposed Nickel tax below



Thank you for your inquiry.  Responses will be provided in a timely manner.




Special Called BOE Meeting

Crittenden County Board of Education

Special Called Board Meeting

June 15, 2017

5:00 P.M. – Rocket Arena Conference Room



  1. Call to order
  2. Consider Approval of the June 15, 2017 Agenda
  3. Consider Approval of the purchase of property located at 420/424 West Bellville St, Marion KY.
  4. Adjournment

Follow up to community questions on Second Recallable Nickel

I want to clarify some questions I've received about our proposed new HS.


The tax is 6 cent(Nickel Equivalent) Tax, not 6%.

The property tax increase on a $76,000(Avg CC) home would be $45.60.

The property tax increase on a $76,000 CC home that qualifies for the 2017 Homestead Exemption is $23.46

The property tax increase on a 100 acre farm would be about $22.44 / year

The property tax increase on a 251(CC Avg) farm would be about $56.33 / year

The property tax increase on 1250 acre farm would be about $280.50 / year

The proposed site for the new HS would be in the parking lot in front of the football field, not on the football field.

The BOE can decide to construct at another location but there are NO plans to build on the football field.

There is NO State emergency fund that will replace the MS building if it's condemned.

Why build a new school vs renovation?

The following letter addresses community concerns over building a new HS vs renovation.  The letter is written by RBS Architect, Craig Thomas over comments made at the June 1 Tax Hearing at Rocket Arena Conf Room. The letter essentially explains that the cost of renovation exceeds the cost of new construction.  KDE requires new construction when the renovation cost exceeds 80% of new construction. RBS Letter

Cool On-Line Summer Learning Spots

June 1 Tax Hearing @ Rocket Arena Conference Room 6:00 pm

Protocol for speaking at the BOE Tax Hearing:

Please complete a registration card if you wish to speak and BOE Chair, Mr. Chris Cook will recognize you and give you an opportunity to speak to the BOE.

We will honor everyone's time tonight so each person will have 3-4 minutes to express their opinion on the Recallable Second Nickel

Each person will get to speak one time so everyone has the opportunity to speak.

We are requesting that folks wishing to address the BOE approach the podium or stand at their seat.

No one should approach the BOE.

We are broadcasting our forum over Facebook Live tonight, so please be respectful and follow the guidelines we have provided.

The Special Called BOE Meeting will follow the Tax Hearing.

Image of the proposed new HS


Top 10 Reasons for replacing the middle school with a new high school


Our 1949 middle school is 68 years old and the electrical, plumbing, heating/cooling, windows, alarm and bell systems require updates

The seven exterior entrances and interior doors that open into the hallway create safety and security concerns.  KDE requires that interior doors open into the classroom which provides more security.

The classrooms in the 1949 middle school are undersized which interferes with hands-on and active learning.  Project based learning is limited by the lack of space inside the classrooms.

More rooms are needed for School Nurses, Mountain Comp Care, 21st Century (Crosswalk and Bridgeway), College/Career Readiness Coach, Community Work Transition Program Coordinator and Special Education Resource rooms.   These programs provide critical support for our students.

Water, moisture and humidity issues plague the building as evidenced by the consistent damage to carpet, library and textbooks from  leaking windows. 

Air quality continues to be an issue with the antiquated boiler and chiller system which doesn’t allow for purification of air.  Students and staff experience a higher rate of respiratory and asthma symptoms. Climate control is difficult to regulate for the chiller and boiler systems.

The state will equalize our second nickel with a $3.1 million match.  The state currently equalizes the second nickel for 52 school districts even though WE ALL pay state taxes.

A new building will allow our district to expand Career Pathways for our high school students so they can compete for jobs with confidence as we support their efforts to achieve college and career readiness.

A new school and updated facilities will generate pride in our school district and community which will attract new residents and industry to our community that will have a positive impact on our tax base and property values.  More students will be inclined to settle back here and lead our city/county government, commerce, health care and education systems.

Due to KDE classroom regulations, renovating the middle school is not feasible, since we’d be required to increase classroom size by converting 18 classrooms into 12 larger classrooms then we would have to build 6 more classrooms and an administrator suite to accommodate the 300+ students.  All the electrical, plumbing, HVAC, sprinkler, alarm and bell systems would require upgrades in the aging 1949 facility. 

Regular June BOE meeting rescheduled

The Regular BOE meeting scheduled for June 20 has been rescheduled for Monday June 19 at 6:00 in Rocket Arena Conference Room.

Summer BOE Meeting Dates @ Rocket Arena Conf.Room

Thursday, June 1  Advertised Tax Hearing with Special Called BOE Meeting to follow.  6:00

Tuesday, June 6  BOE Working Session @ 6:00

Thursday, June 20 Regular BOE Meeting @ 6:00

Thursday, July 27 Regular BOE Meeting @ 6:00

Tuesday, August 1 BOE Working Session @ 6:00

Best attendance rate in 12 years!!

Congratulations CCSD, we finished the school year with a 95.13% attendance rate which is the best rate in the past 12 years!

Congratulations 2017 Seniors!!

Congratulations to our 2017 graduating Seniors!

Baccalaureate Service is set for Wednesday May 17 @ 6:00 pm

Class Night Ceremony is set for Thursday May 18 @ 6:00 pm

Graduation Ceremony is set for Friday May 19 @ 6:00 pm

We are proud of you!!

Proposed Second Recallable Nickel Information

This chart below explains the additional nickel equivalent tax amount for homes and farmland, which are calculated differently.



Additional Tax


Homestead/Disability Deduction($37,600)


$50,000 Home



$50,000-$37,600= $12,400


$76,000 Home(avg Home)



$76,000-$37,600= $38,400


$100,00 Home






Homes are assessed at 100% of their value where farmland is assessed for the value of their soil, which on average is about $374 per acre.  Class 1 soil is assessed at $701/acre and Class 7 soil is assessed at $159/acre. According to PVA, Ronnie Heady, there is no Class 1 soil in Crittenden Co.



Property Assessed @$374/acre (avg)

Additional Tax

100 acre farm



251 acre farm(avg CrittCo farm)



1250 acre farm

$ 467,500



This additional revenue from our property tax will increase our bonding potential from  $4.75 million to $10.9 million which would allow us to replace our 1949 MS with a new HS and renovate the current HS to accommodate MS students and staff.

April Facility Forum Scheduled

The Crittenden County BOE has scheduled a second Informational Facility Forum for Thursday, April 20 from 5:00-6:00 in the Crittenden County Middle School Library.  The BOE is interested in giving our community another opportunity to express their support or opposition on this very important and critical issue.  Supt Clark will provide a slide show  We will assemble a panel to respond to questions and give our community members 3-4 minutes to speak to the BOE.  The forum will conclude at 6:00 at which time a Special Called BOE Meeting will take place.

April BOE Meeting Schedule

April 11 @ 6:00 - BOE Working Session in Rocket Arena Conference Room

April 20 @ 6:00 - BOE Regular Meeting at Crittenden County Middle School

April 25 Meeting has been cancelled and rescheduled for April 20

Crittenden Co 4H-YELP Travels to Frankfort

Crosswalk Learning Center is Coming Back!

Great news! Crittenden County High School has been awarded the 21st Century Grant again, which will bring Crosswalk back at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.  The initial Crosswalk grant expired at the end of the 2016 school year.  The school district was notified this week that the continuation grant was successful with acquiring the funding to keep Crosswalk for at least five more years.


We are excited that Ms. Cheryl Burks will again lead the program! Crosswalk provides assistance to students after school.  There are also many student-interest programs that will be coming back.  Students, we will be talking to you!  We want to know what kinds of programs that you would be interested in having. This is your program!


No news posted

BOE Appreciation Pic. Thank you students!

BOE Appreciation Pic. Thank you students!

Crittenden Co BOE Member Bill Asbridge accepts Energy Star Status at KSBA

Crittenden Co BOE accepts Energy Star Status

Facility Plan Informational Forum set for March 14 @ 5:30 with BOE Special Called Meeting to follow at 6:00

The cancelled February 28 Regular BOE Meeting has been rescheduled as a BOE Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, March 14 following the 5:30 Facility Forum in Rocket Arena Conference Room

2 Hour Delay, today, March 1

Crittenden Co Schools are operating on a 2 hour delay today to allow these severe storms to pass.

Board Meeting 2-28-17

The regular scheduled Board Meeting for tonight (2-28-17) has been canceled.  It will be rescheduled for a later date.

ROCKET Academy Scholarship Donation

Bingham Lodge #256 makes a donation for Dual Credit Courses

District 5 BOE Vacancy- CLOSED

This vacancy is closed as of WED, Feb 22 at midnight.


Please note that the BOE Vacancy for District 5 has been verified by KDE and will begin accepting applications.  Qualified applicants can pick up an Application, Background Check form and Resident Verification form from the BOE Central Office at 601 West Elm St or online at http://education.ky.gov/districts/legal/Pages/default.aspx

All required forms must be mailed directly to:

Kentucky Commissioner of Education, 5th Floor, 300 Building, Sower Boulevard, Frankfort KY 40601

Applications must be postmarked by Wednesday, February 22.  Qualified applicants will be contacted within 15 days of receipt of your application.

February BOE Working Session Changed

Please note that the February 7 BOE Working Session scheduled for 6:00 at Rocket Arena Conf Room has been rescheduled as a Special Called Meeting on February 9 at the Crittenden County BOE Central Office at 6:00.

No School Days for Crittenden County in January

Please note that the following school days have been taken in January.

January 5- No School-  NTI/Rocket Way Snow Day- Will not be made up.

January 6- No School- We will make this day up later in the School Calendar.

January 27-No School- Lady Rockets BB All A Tournament- Will be made up later in the School Calendar.

Class A Region 2 Champs

Class A Region 2 Champs

Congratulations CCHS Girls BB Team, 2nd Region Class A Champs

Our girls will play Sayre in the first round of the Class A Tournament in Frankfort on WED, Jan 25 at 5:30 cst. Our Cheer Team will be competing as well during the tournament. We are proud of our kids.  Go ROCKETS!

MLK Day, Monday Jan 16, No School

BOE Meeting changed

The BOE working session scheduled for Tuesday, Jan 10 has been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan 12 at 6:00 as a special called meeting at Rocket Arena Conf Room.

No School in Crittenden Co for Friday, Jan 6.

No School for Friday and No Learning Packets.  Just make sure your Rocket Way Snow Day #1 Packet is complete when you return to school.

No School today JAN 5, Complete RocketWay Snow Day. Packet #1

Students complete your paper Rocket Way Snow Day #1 packet or you can find your lessons on your teacher's Google site.  Also we there may be some technical difficulties with our one call system this morning so please share our announcement.

District Chromebook Initiative

Crittenden County Schools is proud to initiate our Chromebook plan for Crittenden Co Middle and High School students.  The high school rollout was initiated on December 15 and will conclude on February 3.  The middle school will initiate a daily Chromebook plan in January but all students will have access to their own personal Chromebook to complete projects and lessons.  The middle school principal and SBDM will determine at what time students may become Take-Home users.


This is an exciting time for our students and staff and the goal is to Empower and Engage students in 21st Century Learning skills like Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Collaboration and Communication.  Teachers are also piloting Chromebook Touch devices to design lessons that involve the learner so that our students are producers of information and not just consumers of information.


Here are some details that may be of importance to parents and students:


All MS/HS students will be assigned a Chromebook.  They will be a Day User or Take Home User.

Students will be assigned the same Chromebook each year.

$20 Tech Fee for all students will help us sustain this project.  

50% repair charge for those that pay the Tech Fee.  100% repair charge for all others. Chargers=full price

We will have a few loaner devices that students may borrow while a device is repaired.

If your device is lost or stolen you must report it immediately to a school official.


Infinite Campus Outage

During the Holiday Infinite Campus will be migrating our server to a cloud based service.  This will start Friday afternoon (12/23/16) and will be completely unavailable until next Thursday, (12/29/16).  This also includes Parent Portal.

2017-2018 School Calendar Amended

Crittenden County BOE voted last night to align our 2017-18 Fall Break with the  other counties that attend the Caldwell Area Tech Center.  So the 2017 Fall Break was moved from Oct 2-6 to October 9-13.

Be watching for the next #ChromeConnect rollout date after the winter break!

If your high school child has not received his/or her Chromebook, the school will be offering additional opportunities.  Stay tuned!

ROCKET Way Snow Day Update

I’d like for our community and parents to know that our teachers have sent home 5 Rocket Way Snow Day Learning Packets for all students in the event that school is cancelled due to inclement weather.  I want to encourage parents to place these packets in a place that can be located later when you get  a Rocket Way Snow Day call. Please note that NOT every Snow Day will be a Rocket Way Learn from Home Snow Day so please listen carefully to your ONE Call messages on those days and it will be posted on our District Website and on the Crittenden Press Website.  Please call the school if your child has not brought home their learning packet.

2016 Spring Testing Results

Spring 2016 Testing News    


Crittenden County School District is pleased to announce that the district is Proficient again!  The Proficient classification reflects the combined efforts of all three schools on state testing requirements for the Spring of 2016.  


Crittenden County Elementary School and Crittenden County High School both earned Proficient classifications.  


Crittenden County Middle School’s classification is Needs Improvement.  The achievement portion of the calculation, which is one-third of the score, increased from 2014-2015.  However, the gap and growth scores decreased from the former year.  


Crittenden County Schools are always working to continuously improve.  There is a strategic plan that is driving instructional decisions as well as management decisions in the district.  All schools are pointed toward a common direction of improvement in student learning, and we are excited about the future of the district!

Congrats CCMS STLP, 3rd in the State !


CCMS Chess Team finishes 6th in the Nation

Congratulations to our CCMS Chess Team for finishing 6th out of 32 teams last week in Indianapolis.  We are proud of our team and Coach Don Winters for representing Crittenden County so well.  Crittenden missed 4th place by 1/2 of a point.  More information can be found in my Supt Blog and in the Crittenden Press this week.


CCMS Chess Team National.jpg

Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner, Dr. Stephen Pruitt, visits Crittenden County Schools.

Congratulations! Crittenden County School District has earned a Proficient rating for the second straight year.

Crittenden County High School has earned a Proficient/Progressing rating as well as the status of High Progress School. This means our high school is in the Top 10% of improving schools.

Crittenden County Elementary has earned a Proficient/Progressing rating.

Congratulations to our entire community and school staff for making Crittenden County a great place to Teach and Learn!

Notification of Right to Request Teacher Qualifications

Parents and Guardians:

     The educators in  Crittenden County are committed to providing a quality instructional program for your child.  This posting is just one of the ways of keeping you informed of the education commitment of our schools and our district.

     Our district receives federal funds for Title I programs as a part of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).  Under NCLB, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child's teacher(s). If you request this information, the district will provide you with the following:

1. Whether the teacher has met the state requirements for licensure and certification for the grade levels and subject matters in which the teacher provides instruction;

2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;

3. The college major and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and

4. Whether your child is provided services by paraeducators, and if so, their qualifications.

     If you would like to request this information, please contact Diana Lusby by phone at (270)965-3525 or by email at Diana.lusby@crittenden.kyschools.us.  Please include your child's name, the name of the school your child attends, the names of your child's teacher(s) and an address or email address where the information may be sent.  Thank you for your interest and involvement in your child's education.


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