315 Park Ave
Hazard, KY 41701
Message From The Superintendent
Superintendent Jonathan Jett
As Superintendent of Perry County Schools I am committed to ensuring every student is college and/or career ready upon completion of high school. In order for this to become a reality our Comprehensive District Improvement Plan must reflect this focus. The plan must also be a living document that drives every decision we make as a district. Our Comprehensive District Improvement Plan goals are as follows:
Increase the percentage of proficient and distinguished students to 50% for elementary, middle and high school in reading and math.
Increase the percentage of college and career ready students from 44% to 52% by May 2014.
Increase the graduation rate from 83% to 85% by May 2014.
Increase the average combined reading and math profiency ratings for all students in the non-duplicated gap group from 32% to 46% by May 2014.
Increase capacity in all system participants through professional growth.
In addition to these annual goals we also establish goals through 10 day plans. These plans are reviewed through our district leadership team meetings bi-weekly. In order to maintain growth across our district we must also develop long range goals as a school district. At this time we are in the beginning stages of strategic planning for Perry County Schools.
Our district motto is "We Expect Success". This means success for everyone. In order for everyone to be successful we must have shared accountability throughout our school system and work together to ensure everyone receives the support they need to become successful.
Points of Interest
Points of Interest
*I wanted to touch base with everyone regarding exit criteria. It is important that parents understand that we have just completed the first assessment for exit criteria and students will take another one at the end of the year. Teachers should talk with parents about the deficit areas that their children have related to exit criteria. It is important for parents to know that we are going to make every effort to remediate these students throughout the year. Attendance seems to be a common issue with students who may possibly be retained. Teachers and school staff should stress the importance of attending school on a regular basis. The purpose of exit criteria has never been to retain more students. The purpose has always been to ensure students are prepared to go on to the next grade level.
*Perry County School District has partnered with UPike to offer dual credit courses to high school juniors and seniors for the 2014-2015 school year. This is a great opportunity for our students to receive college credit while taking classes at our high schools. There is a $25.00 registration fee which is significantly less that paying tuition at any state or private college.
*ACT Boot Camps are taking place at Perry Central to better prepare students that plan to take the ACT in the upcoming months. The prep days are content specific and begin on February 7th at 8:00a.m. and will continue for the next 4 Saturdays. If you have any questions please contact the high school counselors. This is open to all Buckhorn and Perry Central students.
The Perry County School district will promote a positive culture void of ex-cuses through effective communication.
All stakeholders (i.e. board members, central office staff, school administrators, teachers, students, community members and parents) will work within clearly defined, transparent, roles/job descriptions resulting in sustainable systematic action plans.
Pertinent data must be produced by any stakeholder requesting resources, and resources must be continually monitored for effectiveness through data analysis.
All Perry County students will internalize their goals/benchmarks and co-lead a curriculum that prepares them for the next level.
Within our educational community, each member will hold other members and themselves accountable and will not experience an environment where fear serves as a barrier to success.
Perry County students raising the standard for lifelong learning.
The vision of Perry County Schools is to ensure student success, as measured by college and career readiness, through the building and sustaining of appropriate systems for continuous academic achievement and lifelong endeavors.