The Metcalfe County School System is one of a select few school districts statewide that has been identified as a leader in improving college and/or career readiness and has increased proficiency levels to close achievement gaps.
As a result, officials with the Kentucky Department of Education will visit the school district later this month to talk to teachers and administrators at Edmonton Elementary, the middle school and the high school.
Pat Hurt, superintendent of Metcalfe County schools, shared the news with school board members during a special-called school board meeting earlier this week. During the meeting, she read an e-mail she received from Kate Shirley Akers, PhD, research analyst with the Kentucky Education Commissioner’s office.
In the e-mail, Akers said, “I would like to congratulate you on a successful completion of the 2011-12 school year and a great start to the 2012-13 school year. Your leadership and your staff’s dedication to improving student outcomes are admirable and we at the Kentucky Department of Education feel that other districts throughout the state can learn from the work going on in your district.”
Hurt told everyone she had to read that portion of the letter a second time “because it is such a huge compliment to us.”
Hurt continued that Akers said Metcalfe County has been “identified as a statewide leader in improving college and career readiness and increasing proficiency.”
For the full story, read the Nov. 2 print or e-Edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.