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2022-2023 Kentucky Summative Assessment (KSA) Results for

2023 Kentucky State Assessment Results:

  Math Proficient Math Distinguished Reading Proficient Reading Distinguished
Elementary 31% 12% 26% 22%
Middle 26% 10% 30% 15%
High 27% 11% 32% 14%

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Coffee with the Superintendent
JOHN WRIGHT

Hardin County Schools Superintendent Teresa Morgan is hosting three community “Coffee and Conversation with the Superintendent” sessions over the next few weeks. 

“This is an opportunity to visit with our community stakeholders about the great things taking place in our schools and answer some questions,” Mrs. Morgan said.  “Anyone is welcome to visit with us.  I’m looking forward to visiting with members of our community.”

The “Coffee and Conversation with the Superintendent” sessions will occur in Radcliff, Elizabethtown and Glendale.

  • Apostoli Coffee, 158 W. Vine Street, Radcliff - July 9, 2024, 8 - 9 am
  • Tony York’s on Main, 201 E. Main Street, Glendale – July 19, 2024, 8 am - 9 am
  • Social on Main, 110 S. Main Street, Elizabethtown – August 13, 2024, 11:30 am - 1 pm

Attendees are welcome to purchase refreshments, food, etc. from the venue where the “Coffee and Conversation with the Superintendent” is taking place. 

HCS ACCEPTING 2024 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI NOMINATIONS
JOHN WRIGHT

Hardin County Schools is taking applications for its 2024 Class of Distinguished Alumni.

CLICK HERE for the 2024 nomination form.

“This is one of our best events each year,” HCS Superintendent Teresa Morgan said.  “I encourage everyone who has a connection to Hardin County Schools to nominate an HCS alum who has excelled in his or her chosen profession or has made outstanding contributions to his or her community.  Our alums are important to us and this is a fantastic way to honor them.”

The deadline for nominations is July 26, 2024.  Nominees must have graduated from any of the current or former high schools in Hardin County Schools no less than five years ago (2019).  The district will honor the class on September 26, 2024, at the Hardin County Schools Early College and Career Center. 

new raise graphic for website
JOHN WRIGHT

The Hardin County Board of Education voted unanimously at its meeting this evening to give a six-percent pay increase to Hardin County Schools certified/degreed staff and various classified employees.  Other classified/hourly employees will see raises ranging from one to four dollars per hour.

“Our staff is extremely dedicated to the success of our students,” Board Chair Dawn Johnson said.  “The state’s biennium included an increase in SEEK (Support Education Excellence in Kentucky) funding.  We are using all of those funds on this pay increase.  We are adding Board funds to allow for this larger increase.  We wanted to show our staff how much we truly appreciate their work.”  

“The Board knows that our staff members do great things each day in and out of the classroom.  They deserve this increase.  It gives us more opportunities to recruit and retain the best and brightest employees.” 

SEEK is the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s school funding mechanism.  State funds will increase by 3% for the upcoming fiscal year.

“We appreciate those who represent us in Frankfort and who truly advocate for public education,” Hardin County Schools Superintendent Teresa Morgan said.  

“It is a privilege to be able to provide this raise to our staff,” Mrs. Morgan added. “They are so deserving.  As we visit our schools and work sites, we are humbled by the level of dedication and hard work of those who contribute to the success of our district.  Our county is growing and new businesses and industries are constantly arriving.  Therefore, we must stay competitive with our salaries.” 

“I’m part of a statewide coalition to sustain the education profession.  In addition to higher salaries, educators and support staff deserve appreciation and respect.  Our coalition is working to do that.”

The 6% raise is the highest percentage raise that has been given to staff - at one time - since the 1990s.  This school year, a first-year teacher with a bachelor’s degree makes $42,672 annually.  With this increase, a first-year teacher with a bachelor’s degree will make $45,232 next school year.  

The district will conduct a career fair that includes on-the-spot interviews on Wednesday, June 5 (11 am to 1 pm) at the HCS Early College and Career Center, 200 University Drive, Elizabethtown.  

CLICK HERE to see a draft of the 2024-25 salary schedule.

 

GCB Redistricting graphic
JOHN WRIGHT

The Hardin County Board of Education voted Thursday evening to transition approximately 165 GC Burkhead Elementary School students to Cecilia Valley Elementary School and Lincoln Trail Elementary School for the next school year (2024-25).

Approximately 105 students GC Burkhead students who live on or adjacent to Hodgenville Road (Highway 210) and Lincoln Parkway will attend Lincoln Trail in 2024-25.  Approximately 60 GC Burkhead students who live west of Ring Road will go to Cecilia Valley next school year.   

“Our community is growing,”  Board Chair Dawn Johnson said.  “More people choose to live, work and learn in Hardin County, Kentucky.  This growth is not only a result of Blue Oval SK.  Many factors are contributing to our county’s prosperity.”

“We knew that enrollment at our schools would climb,” Hardin County Schools Superintendent Teresa Morgan said.  “However, we didn’t think it would happen so quickly.”

HCS received a detailed report from Davis Demographics (an organization with a long history of helping school districts with population growth) before spring break.  The report places a strong focus on the number of homes and apartments under construction in each school district as well as the number of current school-age students.

GC Burkhead Elementary School is over its capacity of 750 students.  The district proposed the transition to the two different schools to accommodate additional growth and stay within the building’s enrollment capacity.  

Factors that led to the decision include:
 

  • Other single-family dwellings and multi-family complexes are rising quickly in the GC Burkhead Elementary School district
  • There is room for enrollment growth at Lincoln Trail and Cecilia Valley.
  • Both schools are within easy drives or bus rides from those areas of the county.  
  • The Lincoln Trail and Cecilia Valley districts have yet to see considerable growth, making it more accommodating for re-districting from GC Burkhead
  • Students will continue to flourish academically, socially, and wholistically at both schools.  
  • Both schools have the same safe learning environments and the same high academic standards parents and students have come to expect with Hardin County Schools.  The same extracurricular activities are also available.  

Some other points of note include:

  • GCB Burkhead Elementary feeds both East Hardin Middle School and West Hardin Middle School.  The transitioning students who are currently set to attend East Hardin will still do so and students who were set to attend West Hardin will still do so for grades six, seven and eight.  Both sets of students will still attend Central Hardin High School for grades nine through 12.  
  • Students currently enrolled in the fourth grade at GC Burkhead will have the opportunity to remain at GC Burkhead for the fifth grade but they must provide their transportation.  However, those families also have the opportunity to enroll that student at Lincoln Trail.  
  • Lincoln Trail and Cecilia Valley will be conducting open houses for the students who will be transferring there from GC Burkhead.

Parents of the students who will transition to either Lincoln Trail or Cecilia Valley were sent an email this morning and will also receive a letter in the coming days.  Both the email and letter provide a link to a form parents can use to ask questions.  That link is https://bit.ly/gcbredistrict24,  

There is also a very small area that is currently districted to Creekside Elementary that will be districted to Lincoln Trail Elementary starting next school year.  This area is a small artery road that is the farthest away from Creekside and is adjacent to the area that will be redistricted to LTES starting next school year.   There are currently five students that live in that area who will be transitioned to LTES next school year.