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District changing quarantine time for asymptomatic students
Ballard County Schools is changing from a 14-day to a 10-day quarantine for exposed but asymptomatic students, effective immediately. This change is in accordance with current CDC guidelines.  
Apply now for state rent, utility relief
Kentucky residents now may apply for relief for rent and/or utilities back as far as April 2020, as part of the state’s new eviction relief fund. The intention is to keep Kentucky renters housed, allow landlords to get substantial payment of back rent, and reduce the volume of eviction cases.  
Board office move an exercise in patience, good stewardship Board office move an exercise in patience, good stewardship
The Ballard County Board of Education office has moved to remodeled office space inside the Ballard County Career and Technical Center. The members used the new, larger board room for its Feb. 1 meeting.
Until this move, the board office had been located in the same converted private residence since 1972. Moving out of the old house was first discussed in the long range facility plan in 2015.  
Ballard Bullets Athletic Club accomplishes goals; youth sports now to be coordinated by district coaches
When its board of directors founded the Ballard Bullets Athletic Club in 2017, the goal of the organization was to bring a renewed focus to youth sports in Ballard County. As of Feb. 1, the club no longer will be in a management role, but rather will transition to a supporting role for youth sports. Little league sports now will be coordinated by members of the coaching staff at Ballard County Schools. 
Sign-ups for spring sports will be held Feb. 20 and 27 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and on March 4 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the BMHS gym at 3561 Paducah Road, Barlow. Available teams will be tee ball for boys and girls, ages 4-6; baseball for boys, ages 7-13 and up; and softball for girls, ages 7-13 and up.  
District calendar for 2021-22 is approved
The Ballard County Board of Education approved the district calendar for the 2021-22 school year at its Feb. 1 regular board meeting.
Bomber Bash, the district-wide orientation and registration event, is set for Saturday, July 31. The first day for students will be Tuesday, Aug. 10. Dates for fall break are Oct. 4-8; winter break will be Dec. 20-31. Spring break is scheduled for April 4-8, 2022.  
Feb. 1 BOE meeting to be held in new office location
The regular February meeting of the Ballard County Board of Education will be held Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. in the new board office location at 11 Vocational School Road, Barlow.  
New band director getting in the groove New band director getting in the groove
Ballard County's new band director, Nolan Case, had a busy December: He graduated from Murray State University, got married, and got his first full-time teaching job. In this first three weeks here, the new teacher said he and the students were getting to know each other, and deciding how to make the program their own.  
Ballard Board of Education office has moved to BCCTC
The district office of the Ballard County Board of Education has moved from its long-time location to renovated offices in the Ballard County Career and Technical Center.
The move was completed on Jan. 22. All district-level services have moved to the new location, including human resources, insurance and accounts payable (Tina Jones), and payroll (Jennifer Head). The offices of the superintendent Dr. Casey Allen, assistant superintendent Dr. David Meinschein, and directors of pupil personnel (Bob Wilson) and transportation (Darrell Sullivan) also are located there.  
2021-22 BCPS registration set for March
Ballard County Preschool - Head Start will hold spring registration for new students on March 26 and 27 for children who are or will be 3 or 4 years old by Aug. 1, 2021.
All registrations are by appointment only, and will be held at BCPS, 3383 Paducah Road, Barlow. Appointments may be made from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parents/Guardians are asked to please call Preschool Director Terri Wehmeyer at 270-665-8400, ext. 2101, to schedule an appointment.   
BCMS academic team takes first runner-up at regionals BCMS academic team takes first runner-up at regionals
Members of the Ballard Memorial Middle School academic team took the first runner-up spot at the Region 1 Governor’s Cup competition, held virtually on Jan. 16. Coach is BCMS teacher Jeanna Staples.  
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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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