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Inclement Weather Information

Unpredictable winter weather may necessitate Boone County Schools to alter daily schedules or routines within the district.  To be prepared please make sure your child’s school has up-to-date phone numbers and emergency contacts for your family.  Also, have child-care arrangements already in place should the need arise to close school early, delay or cancel school.

Boone County Schools have a great team working tirelessly to make decisions on closing or delaying school, always keeping the safety of our students as the top priority.  As early as 3:00 a.m., if snow, freezing rain, sleet or other dangerous precipitation presents our Director of Transportation and Assistant Superintendent for Operations set out to inspect the road conditions. They drive designated routes, checking the roadways that are typically the most dangerous when snow covered.  The team considers safe travel not only on streets but sidewalks, parking lots, and  driveways.  Other conditions to consider include the outside temperature, wind chill factor and the amount of precipitation fallen or falling. The Assistant Superintendent for Operations contacts the county public works department to check on road clearing progress.  Once enough information is gathered and shared with the Superintendent the team focuses on one question:  Would you feel safe transporting students in a school bus in the current or predicted conditions?

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Hope for Boone County

KYFAME Program for Seniors

Do you want to earn between $50,000-$80,000 a year by the time you are 20 years old? Do you want to earn an Associates degree and be debt free? If so, the KYFAME program might be for you. Please join us on Monday, December 4th at 6:30 in the Boone County High School library for an informational session.

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Strong Fathers

Florence Elementary hosted its Strong Fathers event on Wednesday. The fathers (mothers & grandparents) and their students participated in games and activities designed to foster teamwork and encouragement. The Strong Fathers program is in place to help encourage the involvement of fathers with their children's education.

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KyAEA Art Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Cooper High School teacher Rachael Burris, who has been named the Kentucky Art Education (KyAEA) High School Art Educator of the Year!

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Afghan Children's Songbook Project

Dr. Louise Pascale has been spending her day at Boone County High School, sharing the story of her commitment to bring back traditional children's songs to Afghanistan. Through war and oppression, music and singing had been nearly eradicated in Afghanistan. Dr. Pascale created a book of traditional songs while in Afghanistan as a Peace Corp volunteer in 1966. She now uses that book to champion a movement to revive this element of the Afghan culture. Dr. Pascale shared the stage with artwork created by BCHS students that were inspired by her work. Afghan Children's Songbook ProjectAfghan Children's Songbook Project

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Kentucky Kids Day

The students at Thornwilde Elementary took part in Kentucky Kids Day today! There were lots of activities and several special guests including Omar Cummings (FC Cincinnati), Nick Elleman (NKU tennis player), Happy Feet Soccer, members of the Thomas More tennis & baseball teams, Black~n~Bluegrass Roller Girls, and Gapper from the Reds!

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Diversity Education Conference

Dozens of teachers and administrators from Boone County Schools participated in the Bowles Center for Diversity Outreach's annual Diversity Education Conference.  This year's theme was "Importance of Enhancing Diversity in Education" and was put on in partnership with Heritage Bank.  There were several break out sessions with presenters from around the state, a workshop and a panel discussion, all involving topics of cultural and ethnic diversity in education.

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Aviso De No Discriminación

Aviso público
Junta educativa del Condado de Boone
(Boone County Board of Education)

Se notifica por este medio a los alumnos, sus familias y los empleados/empleados potenciales del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Boone (Boone County School District) que el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Boone no discrimina por raza, color, origen nacional, edad, religión, estado civil, sexo, discapacidad o información genética en programas de empleo, programas vocacionales, o actividades y que brinda acceso equitativo a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos para jóvenes, establecidos cumpliendo con las leyes y reglamentaciones estatales y federales. La falta de dominio del inglés no es una barrera para la aceptación y participación en programas y actividades, incluidos los programas de carreras y educación técnica.

Ryle Tournament of Bands

Over the weekend, Ryle hosted its annual Tournament of Bands.  Ten marching bands from across the state came to compete, with Madison Central being named the champion.  The Ryle marching band capped the night with an exhibition performance as the host school.  Proceeds from the tournament will be used for the school's music education program, instruments and guest professional clinicians.

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Our Mission

District Mission:  Representing and in partnership with our stakeholders, the Boone County School District recognizes that all children can learn and dedicates itself to providing a challenging educational environment that allows each student to achieve to his or her highest potential as a learner and citizen.

District Vision:  Every graduate ready for college, career, and life



  • 2018 Kentucky Teacher of the Year: Kellie Clark-Cooper High
  • 2017 Kentucky High School Art Educator of the Year: Rachael Burris
  • 2017 KASA District Administrator of the Year: Jerry Gels
  • 2017 Kentucky PTA Honorary Life Recognition:  Dr. Randy Poe
  • 2017 Kentucky Director of Pupil Personnel of the Year: Mike Ford
  • 2017 Golden Apple award winners: Ryan Bowman-Cooper High, Elizabeth Gibbons Koch-Florence Elementary
  • 2017 Rotary Teachers of the Year: Jessica Isaacs-Imagineering Academy and Mary Claire Cockrell-Alternative Center for Education
  • 2016 PLTW Middle School Gateway Teacher of the Year: Todd Hanley-R.A. Jones Middle  School
  • 2016 Storer/Toyota Business Engagement Collaboration: Dr. Karen Cheser, Deputy Superintendent
  • 2016 Helen Carroll Champion of Education award: Sue Sorrell-Conner High 
  • 2016 Golden Apple award winners: Melissa Dunn-Yealey Elementary, Kyle Holloway-Erpenbeck Elementary, Elizabeth Kamradt-Conner Middle and William Kidwell-Gray Middle
  • 2016 Rotary Teachers of the Year: Chad Caddell-Stephens Elementary, Michelle David-Cooper High, Julia Hansel-Conner Middle 
  • 2016 KET Innovative Teacher Award: Regina Egbers-Gray Middle
  • 2016 KMEA State Elementary Music Teacher of the Year Award - Betty Webber-Erpenbeck Elementary
  • 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award – Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe
  • 2015 F.L. Dupree Outstanding Superintendent Award – Dr. Randy Poe
  • 2015 Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky – Deputy Superintendent Dr. Karen Cheser
  • 2015 National Woman Administrator Award Finalist – Deputy Superintendent Dr. Karen Cheser 2015
  • A.D. Albright Outstanding Administrator Leader – Connie Crigger, Mann Elementary School Principal
  • 2015 Greater Cincinnati Teacher of Excellence – Alexandra Shepherd, Burlington Elementary School
  • 2015 Rotary Teachers of the Year: Valorie Cooper-Burlington Elementary School and Eric Blankenship-Conner Middle School
  • 2015 National Outstanding Biology Teacher Award – Lenny Beck, Boone County High School
  • 2014 Rotary Teachers of the Year: Kelly Reed-Boone County High School, Karen Wiebe-Camp Ernst Middle School and Lisa Willoughby-Mann Elementary School
  • 2014-2015 Kentucky Counselor of the Year – Chris Deel, North Pointe Elementary School
  • 2014-2015 (72) National Board Certified Teachers 2015 Teacher of the Year Semi-finalists: Stacie Kegley, Longbranch Elementary & Victoria Yeomanson, Cooper High School
  • 2014 KASA Administrator of the Year – Erika Bowles, Longbranch Elementary School Principal
  • 2014 Kentucky PTA Outstanding Educator – Jim Detwiler, Stephens Elementary School Principal
  • 2014 National American History Teacher of the Year – Doug Logan, Ockerman Middle School
  • 2014 NTSA Distinguished Teaching Award – Tricia Shelton, Boone County High School
  • 2014 3C Outstanding Educator Award – Victoria Yeomanson, Cooper High School
  • 2013 Superintendent of the Year – Dr. Randy Poe, Boone County Schools 2013 KASA Administrator of the Year – Karen Cheser, Boone County Schools Deputy Superintendent
  • 2013 KASA Administrator of the Year – Tim Hitzfield, Conner High School Principal
  • 2013 Blue Ribbon School – Mann Elementary
  • 2013 Siemens Fellow – Melissa Stolz, R.A. Jones Middle School
  • 2013 Oasis Award Winner
  • 2013 Florence Rotary Club Teacher of the Year - Akrivi Watson, North Pointe Elementary
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Boone County Schools8330 US Highway 42
Florence, KY 41042
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