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Community Education sponsoring Cajun cooking classes Community Education sponsoring Cajun cooking classes
     Ballard County Community Education will sponsor two Cajun cooking class, taught by former Ballard coach and instructor Kevin Chatellier. There will be two classes on Tuesday nights, March 3 and 10, at Ballard Memorial High School in the family and consumer science classroom. Time will be from 6 p.m. until about 7:30.

The classes are free, and the public is invited to attend.  

District seeking candidates for finance officer
Ballard County Schools is seeking candidate for its district finance officer position. The job would begin on July 1, although the successful candidate would need to be trained for 60-90 days prior to that date.

By Kentucky regulations, school finance officers must have a bachelor’s degree, and at least one of the following: 12 hours of accounting coursework, four years of work experience in accounting or finance, and/or two years of experience in finance in a school district. The successful candidate reports directly to the superintendent.  

BCPS registrations set for April 17-18; please call for appointment
       Ballard County Preschool - Head Start will hold spring registration for new students on April 17 and April 18 for children who are or will be 3 or 4 years old by Aug. 1, 2020.

All registrations are by appointment only, and will be held at BCPS, 3383 Paducah Road, Barlow. Appointments may be made from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 17, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 18. Parents/Guardians are asked to please call 270-665-8400, ext. 2101, from 1-3 p.m. to schedule an appointment; children will be given their developmental screenings while adults complete the registration packet.  

Register now for graduated license class to be held at BMHS on Feb. 3
Students who need to fulfill their Kentucky Graduated Driver License requirement can register now for the "Alive at 25" class that will be held at Ballard Memorial High School on Feb. 3 from 4:45-8:45 p.m.
The class is free. To register, please visit www.kentuckysafedriver.com, or call 502-699-2295.
 
Families reminded about weather make-up day schedule
So far, the weather has been more fall/spring-like than winter, but officials at Ballard County Schools are keeping their fingers crossed. The next bad-weather day will be made up by making the last day for students a full day of instruction, instead of a half-day. For more information, and the entire make-up calendar, please click below.   
Get a head start on college - dual credit course meeting will be held Feb. 6
There will be a meeting about dual credit courses on Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria at Ballard Memorial High School. All students who will be juniors or seniors in the 2020-21 school year and their parents are invited to attend.  
Sickling named ASAP Star Award winner Sickling named ASAP Star Award winner
The Ballard County Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention has recognized outstanding community members and/or businesses that have made contributions to the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drug usage for several years. This year, the Star award is being presented to Ballard County Middle-Ballard Memorial High School media specialist Kristin Sickling for her efforts in promoting a drug-free community through her work with the Purchase District Health Department. 
CDB presents donation to district from Bomber-branded debit cards CDB presents donation to district from Bomber-branded debit cards
Citizens Deposit Bank presented a check for $2,000 to Ballard County Schools at a recent home basketball game.  
Parrott signs to play baseball at Kaskaskia College Parrott signs to play baseball at Kaskaskia College
Ballard Memorial High School senior Brady Parrott recently signed to play baseball at Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Ill. "We are very excited to have Brady as a member of our baseball program. He has a tremendous future and we look forward to working with him over the next two years," said Kaskaskia Head Coach Mitch Koester. "He is a great kid that comes from a great family." 
Rehkemper named an MSU FFA All-Region Star Rehkemper named an MSU FFA All-Region Star
Ballard Memorial High School senior Ryan Rehkemper was named a Murray State University FFA All-Region Star at a campus event on Dec. 3. The Stars program is designed to promote leadership and excellence in the FFA. 
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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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