Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 30

McNeal, Young talk about Wilmore principal’s position at new elementary school

Wilmore Elementary principal Andrea McNeal, left, did stretching exercises with Lucas Labrillazo during a physical-activity event at the school in March 2012. McNeal was announced Wednesday as the principal for the new elementary school that will open in August 2013. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

Jessamine County’s new elementary school will be headed by a very familiar face — the current principal at the district’s highest-performing school. Wilmore Elementary principal Andrea “Andi” McNeal was named the principal of the new school Wednesday. The school is currently under construction off Union Mill Road and is slated to open in August 2013. …

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Nov 29

Wilmore’s McNeal named principal of new Jessamine County elementary school

Andrea McNeal will be the first principal at the not-yet-named elementary school off Union Mill next year. Lu Young sent out the announcement yesterday; the short story on the website is below. I’ll have a story in next week’s paper after I talk with Ms. McNeal. This is the first principal change in the district …

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Nov 29

Jessamine County FFA food drive nets 16,000 items

Kentucky agriculture commissioner James Comer spoke to an assembly at West Jessamine High School on Tuesday at the conclusion of the Jessamine County FFA chapter's food drive. (Photo by Cory Bridges/Kentucky Department of Agriculture)

Jessamine County FFA celebrated the completion of its annual food drive last week at West Jessamine High School, with a special visit from agriculture commissioner James Comer The drive raised 16,311 items this year from East Jessamine High School, West Jessamine High School, Jessamine Career and Technology Center and the district office, in addition to …

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Nov 29

Jessamine County school board eyeing Aug. 8 start date for 2013-’14 year

The school year could start earlier than usual in 2013 as district officials try to avoid having a two-week break right before high-stakes testing. The Jessamine County Board of Education saw a draft calendar for the 2013-2014 school year with a start date of Aug. 8, 2013, at its work session Monday night. The board …

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Nov 29

Taking the charge: District asking schools to develop standards for parent athletic costs

The Jessamine County school district is looking at developing a fee schedule for athletics after board members examined widely varying numbers for parent expenses across schools and sports. Coaches are asked to provide parents with an estimated figure for out-of-pocket costs before each season. The school board looked at a compilation of these projections for …

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