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Ballard County Middle and Ballard Memorial High schools to remain all-virtual until Jan. 4, per governor's order
Ballard County Middle and Ballard Memorial High schools will remain on all-virtual instruction until Jan. 4, per the governor's order. 
The leadership team will meet the week of Nov. 30 to discuss the feasiblity of opening Ballard County Elementary School on Dec. 7, also per the governor's order.  
District to remain on all-virtual instruction through Thanksgiving holiday; leaders will meet Nov. 24 to decide on the following week
The leadership team at Ballard County Schools met with Purchase District Health Department staff on Nov. 13 and determined that for school and community safety, the district should remain on all-virtual instruction through the Thanksgiving holiday.
Although the number of cases and quarantines at school have dropped, numbers in the community are higher than ever, according to Ballard County Health Department site manager Melissa Ballard, RN.   
Annual Veterans' Day program goes virtual; link provided below
Please click this link to access our Veterans' Day program. You will be able to access it starting at 9 a.m. 
Thank you to all veterans for their service!  
District food delivery procedure changing
Ballard County Schools will remain on all-virtual instruction through Nov. 13. The district will provide five days of breakfast and lunch meals for each child, to be delivered to his/her primary household mailing address as it appears in the Infinite Campus student information system. However, there will be changes from the district’s previous meal delivery procedures:  
District to remain on all-virtual instruction next week
 The leadership team at Ballard County Schools met Friday morning, and due to the number of quarantined staff, decided to remain on all-virtual instruction through the end of next week (Nov. 13). For the additional safety of students and families, the group also decided to suspend all district athletic activities for the week, including both games and practices.  
Ballard to host 3rd District volleyball tournament on Tuesday
The 3rd District volleyball tournament will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Green Palace. The semifinal match between Graves County and Mayfield begins at 5:30 p.m. The Lady Bombers will play the winner of that match in the championship, approximately 30 minutes after the semifinal match concludes. 
There will be some tickets available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.  
Family Resource-Youth Service Centers outline Santa's Helpers program for this year
Family Focus and Teen Focus have been helping families with Christmas expenses for several years, and want to continue the program. Here is an outline of the guidelines for this holiday season:  
New state regulations for parents/guardians to report COVID-19 positive students take effect today
A new state regulation goes into effect on Monday, Sept. 28, requiring parents and guardians to notify schools of any student’s positive test results within 24 hours. There are two ways to make that report:  
Child in virtual learning tests positive; district discusses state's new COVID-19 reporting requirements for parents
A child who is a virtual-learning student at Ballard County Elementary School tested positive on Sept. 22 for COVID-19. The child had not been attending school in person.
The Purchase District Health Department is handling all case investigation and contact tracing, with cooperation from Ballard County Schools. Individuals who were in close contact with the student will be contacted by PDHD and will receive instructions. Their contact tracing is continuing at this time.  
LaCenter First Baptist Church will open to students for internet access on Friday
First Baptist Church La Center will open its fellowship hall for the next two Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be free access to the internet for any Ballard County students. The church is located at 421 Broadway; the fellowship hall and parking lot are easily accessed from Olive Street.  
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Mon Dec 14 2020
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Mon Jan 11 2021
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Statement of Non-Discrimination

Students, their families, employees and potential employees of the Ballard County School District are hereby notified that the district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex, or disability, in employment, vocational programs, or activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations.

The Ballard County School District offers the following career and technical education programs for all students, regardless of race, color, or national origin, and including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability, in grades 9-12: Agriculture, business, family and consumer science, health, industrial maintenance, and welding.

Persons seeking further information concerning career and technical education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact Assistant Superintendent David Meinschein, 3465 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024; 270-665-8400, ext. 2004. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies should be directed to Superintendent Casey Allen, 3465 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024; 270-665-8400, ext. 2001. The person designated to coordinate Title IX compliance is Athletic Director Stephen Queen, 3565 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024; 270-665-8400, ext. 2301. The person designated to coordinate Section 504 is Director of Special Education Terri Wehmeyer, 3383 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024; 270-665-8400, ext. 2101.

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