Category Archive: Jessamine County Board of Education

Oct 28

Jessamine County Board of Education pulls West Jessamine High School baseball field trip off agenda

The West Jessamine High School baseball team’s annual spring-break trip to Florida is in jeopardy after the Jessamine County Board of Education pulled the item off its agenda Monday night. The board has scrutinized the trip the past three years for concerns related to cost, travel and supervision, but board members have approved it each …

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Oct 27

Video of East Jessamine High School junior Alex Slade’s storytelling at school-board meeting

East Jessamine High School junior Alex Slade performed a storytelling Dr. Seuss piece for the Jessamine County Board of Education on Oct. 27. See video below.

Oct 15

Settle resigns position on Jessamine County Board of Education

A school-board member has resigned just months before her term expired after she moved out of the county. Fran Settle submitted her resignation Monday, Oct. 6, superintendent Kathy Fields said last week. Settle had moved to Mercer County, Fields said. Settle occupied the seat representing the 5th District on the Jessamine County Board of Education. …

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Sep 26

Wrestling proposal fails by 3-2 vote at East Jessamine High School council meeting

David Ashford, left, expressed his support for the addition of a wrestling program at East Jessamine High School during a school-council meeting Thursday afternoon. At right is district deputy superintendent Matt Moore. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

Wrestling parents got the up-down vote they have sought Thursday night, but it did not go in their favor. A parent coalition led by David and Kristin Ashford has been campaigning to add wrestling as a sport in Jessamine County high schools for the 2014-2015 school year. Members of that coalition have appeared at council …

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Sep 24

East Jessamine, West Jessamine high-school graduations set for 2015 at Southland

Graduation ceremonies are scheduled for the class of 2015 at East Jessamine and West Jessamine high schools, much earlier than the decision came for the class of 2014. The Jessamine County Board of Education approved a contract Monday with Southland Christian Church to use the facility for graduations May 29, 2015, with an alternate date …

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