dcps3 300

OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/24/13) -- The 2012-2013 annual financial report presented to the Daviess County Board of Education indicated that Daviess County Public Schools finished the 2012-2013 school year with $13.78 million, up $1.1 million from the previous year. The public schools were also up $246,000 in tax revenues.
 
Apollo High School topped the list of Daviess County schools with the largest amount of money left over when the school year was finished, with roughly $49,700.
 
The financial report was one of several topics discussed at a board of education luncheon on Tuesday.
 
“We should commend them for being financially judicious,” said board member Dianne Burns Mackey.
 
Teachers will return to school August 5 at 8 a.m. Awards will be given for “Excellence in Education” to elementary, middle, and high school teachers showing exemplary instructing in the classroom. An award will also be given for office employees who have also shown excellence in the school district.
 
An administrative retreat is planned for this Thursday and Friday at Owensboro Christian Church. Administrators can expect to learn methods to maintain student achievement, improve teacher quality, to meet the expectations of all students, and to maintain a high level of “customer” satisfaction, board members were told during the meeting Tuesday.
 
Owens Saylor, Superintendent, reported that MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) scores have improved in the 2012-2013 school year. MAP tests growth in reading and math within one year for students in grades kindergarten through eighth. Saylor said reading levels went from 58.9 percent to 65.1 percent reading on-grade level. Math scores went from 64.2 percent to 73 percent on-grade level.
 
In other business, the board discussed a new SEED fund that will be set up for the Daviess County High School Marching Band. The program is looking to purchase uniforms for their 140 members. The uniform costs add up to about $30,000 and will come out of an untouched portion of a district arts budget. The SEED fund will be used to match the money in the fund.
 
Policy Revision #09.2 (Student Welfare and Wellness) was discussed. This policy discourages food rewards. Any food, deserts or other, has to be for instructional use.
 
The Daviess County Board of Education will hold its regular meeting at its office on Thursday, July 25 at 6 p.m.
 
Taylor Riley
SurfKY News

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Owensboro Board of Commissioners Commission Meeting Sept. 1

OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/28/15) — The Owensboro Board of Commissioners will hold a Commission meeting at 5 p.m., on Tuesday,… Read More

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru Aug. 27, 2015

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/28/15) — The Hopkins County Health Department released the following restaurant/kitchen… Read More
1 DOW 16,643.01
-11.76 (-0.07%)    
2 S&P 1,988.87
+1.21 (0.06%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,828.33
+15.62 (0.32%)    

Most Read This Week

August 24, 2015 10746

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 6010

Alleged Burglar Calls 911 to Report Fire

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4941

UPDATE: Four Dead, Two Survive Boating Accident

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 4423

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 3988

MPD Coducting Sobriety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 15318

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 10746

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 28, 2015 1077

Two Webster County Residents Injured in Hopkins…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 1060

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 820

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 727

All Occasions Formals to Host Celebration to…

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 28, 2015 506

Two-Vehicle Accident Results in Possible Injuries

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 504

Rep. Montell Proposes Bill to Stop Sweeping of…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 441

Alleged Passed out Parents Face Charges of…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 420

Rep. Gooch, Others Argue against Burden Caused by…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 408

TVA Seeks Input on Study for Closing Coal Ash…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 371

Kentucky High School Football Schedule

by Steve LeMaster