Superintendent's message

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By The Staff

“Our district received an e-mail on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 at 11:05 am from the Commissioner of Education, Dr. Terry Holliday, with the subject-heading, ‘Information about President Obama’s back to school message.’ We met with our principals on Friday, Sept. 4 to discuss the President’s speech. We were encouraged by the commissioner that “the decision to allow students and/or school staff to view the broadcast is one that should be made locally...” The commissioner stated that “because some Kentucky school officials have indicated that they have received requests for alternative activities from parents who do not wish their children to view the broadcast or webcast, I encourage you to provide those if you plan to allow students and/or staff to view the message...” Since it was a local district decision, our administrators met and it was decided that we would record the speech and make it available to all our schools. This would allow time for the schools to have communication with parents and to have input on whether their child could or could not watch the speech. Some schools have already shown the speech and some have decided to include the speech as part of Constitution Day.”

-Andy Dotson