Category Archive: Jessamine County Board of Education

Jan 14

Leadership elected for two-year term of Jessamine County Board of Education

Prior to Monday’s work session, the Jessamine County Board of Education held a special meeting to elect its leadership for the next two years. Eugene Peel was unanimously chosen as chair after a motion from Debbie Hood and a second from Hallie Bandy. Peel has been on the board since 1985, serving as chair from 1985 …

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Jan 14

Jessamine County Board of Education talks about impact of East Nicholasville Bypass

The Jessamine County Board of Education looked over the right-of-way plans for the East Nicholasville Bypass during Monday’s work session. Standing at center is chief operations officer Val Gallutia. From left around the table are board chair Eugene Peel, board member John Branscum, newly named vice chair Hallie Bandy, Gallutia, board member Debbie Hood and deputy superintendent Matt Moore. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

The state transportation cabinet’s plan to end a bike trail on a paved bus road in the East Nicholasville Bypass project has school administrators and board members concerned. Jessamine County Board of Education attorney Howard Downing spoke to the board at Monday night’s work session about the two sections of land near East Jessamine Middle …

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Jan 09

Jessamine County Board of Education chair defends vice chair against OEA’s findings

The chair of the Jessamine County Board of Education has defended vice chair Amy Day in a letter to the editor of The Jessamine Journal. A report issued by the Kentucky General Assembly’s Office of Education Accountability (OEA) in September and received by The Journal this week concluded Day had violated her oath by attempting to influence …

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Jan 07

State investigation finds Jessamine County Board of Education vice chair attempted to influence personnel decisions

An investigation by a state agency has found that the vice chair of the Jessamine County Board of Education violated her oath in attempting to influence personnel decisions, specifically those regarding coaches at East Jessamine High School. The final report from the Kentucky General Assembly’s Office of Education Accountability (OEA) was completed Sept. 24, 2014; …

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Dec 16

Jessamine County Board of Education honors chair Peel, retirees from 2013-2014

Jessamine County Board of Education chair Eugene Peel, center, stood with his family after he was honored for his 30 years of service Monday night. From left are superintendent Kathy Fields, son Brian Peel, grandson Austin Drury, Peel, wife Sandra T. Peel, grandson Aaron Drury, daughter Vicki Jeane Drury and son-in-law Steve Drury. Unable to attend were Peel’s grandson Adam Curry Drury and granddaughters Brianna and Emily Peel. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

The Jessamine County Board of Education honored a 30-year board member Monday night along with 21 employees who retired last year. Eugene Peel was first elected to the board in November 1984 and took office in January 1985. He is currently in his second stint as board chair. Board officials surprised him Monday night with …

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