Dear Parents, Faculty, Staff, and Students,
All of us at the Knott County Board of Education are excited about the new school year and hope it is the best one yet for our students, parents, and school personnel. I look forward to meeting all of you. My staff and I have worked diligently this summer developing new district initiatives as well as improving on those we already have in place.
This year our district is undertaking a new way of providing free meals to ALL students in our district. The Community Eligibility Option (CEO) that Knott County has adopted for this year will provide free breakfast and free lunch to all students who have a lunch application on file. Though all students will receive the option this year, it is critical that we have a good return of lunch applications so that we can continue this in the future. In the face of a struggling economy we feel this could be one of the best opportunities that we have ever provided for Knott County Students.
Knott County Schools will continue its focus on improving curriculum and instruction. We will continue to target student learning and intervention. Teachers in each school will continue working in Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) to collaborate on student learning targets, sharing strategies and activities for successful ongoing assessments. Teachers will identify when kids are struggling and then employ interventions to help them with difficult content and concepts.
I think I can speak for all of our faculty and staff members in saying the most important part of our school district is the students we serve. We want to provide them with a safe, happy environment, as well as an excellent education that will prepare them for the road ahead. As Superintendent of the Knott County School System, I believe the more schools and families are joined as partners in educating young people, the greater the chances for success. It is so important for parents to rest assured that their children will be cared for and kept safe on their way to school, that time is well-spent during the school day, ant that we return them safely home in the afternoons. All of us with the Knott County School District are committed to making sure this happens.
I am excited about the 2012-2013 school year.
Kimberly King, Supt.