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Introductory Message To Staff Matt Turner

I am very excited and honored to serve as your next superintendent.  Please click on the image below for my introductory message to you.

 

Matt Turner video

 

Obviously, the re-opening of our schools in August has been the focus of almost all our work this summer.  Our district team and our principals are working hard and meeting regularly to plan and prepare for our re-opening.  Very soon I will send you more information and also ask your thoughts and views on how we can best serve the needs of our students in a way that is safe for both students and staff.  The best conduits of information will be your principals or supervisors and the SBDM councils at your schools – be sure to stay in touch with them and also keep them informed of your ideas, thoughts, and concerns.

 

Sincerely,

Matt Turner

District School Re-entry Plan books
In preparation for school re-entry in August, the District is collecting crucial information that will best inform our decision-making and planning. Our ultimate goal is to select the best strategies and instruction models that will keep students safe and provide optimal learning experiences. Our planning is informed by what we learned – both positives and negatives – from the spring emergency Non Traditional Instruction. We are committed to improving upon that experience for the benefit of all Boone County students. This will not be easy. There are barriers and unknowns to overcome. But, with your assistance, we will succeed. ALL Parents, students in grades 6-12, and teachers will be receiving a survey in the next few days inviting you to share your ideas and opinions regarding school re-entry. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. We will continue to keep you informed about our progress. Thank you for your patience and collaboration.
Notice of Non-Discrimination logo

 Public Notice Boone County Board of Education

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

Students, their families and employees/ potential employees of the Boone County School District are hereby notified that the Boone County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex, disability or genetic information in employment programs, vocational programs, or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups, set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. The lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission and participation in programs and activities including career and technical education programs.

Any person having inquires concerning Boone County Schools’ nondiscrimination policies may contact:

Kathleen G. Reutman, Executive Director

Boone County Schools Student Services Division

8330 US 42, Florence, Ky 41042

859-334-4466

kathy.reutman@boone.kyschools.us

COMMITMENT TO LISTEN, COMMUNICATE, UNDERSTAND logo

dr randy poeIn the past week, it seems our world has begun to fracture and come apart at the seams. Pain, fear and inequity have been laid bare in the face of violence, devastation and death. The Boone County School district is committed to acknowledging that we don't have all the answers to the world's injustices, but we can at least listen. We can be understanding.  We will do our part to be respectful, inclusive, empowering, and celebrate life no matter who you are, where you come from or what your life experiences have been.  We want to be your place of refuge.  A place you can come to and know that you matter, this is your home and we care about you as a member of this family.

 

What can you do to make a difference? Listen and then speak. Especially to people who may have a different life experience than you. At work and at home, ask your neighbor, friend and co-worker how they are doing. You might be the only one to do so and your listening ear can lift the feeling of isolation. Don't fear offending someone. Everyone wants to be heard and cared for. Communication is the most basic form of caring and kindness. If we talk to one another we can't help but come together and overcome the obstacles we face. You can be one person who starts the process today. Your simple question and genuine interest may be the relief someone you know needs right now.

 

Sincerely, 

Randy J. Poe, Ed.D.

Superintendent

Summer Food Service ***Updated 6/23*** food

The Boone County School District is serving breakfasts and lunches.

Every Monday: Meals for Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
Every Thursday: Meals for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
***Starting July 6th, we will be sending a weeks’ worth of meals on Mondays***


June 1 to July 20 2020


Service Sites (11:30am – 12:30pm):
Ockerman Elementary
Florence Elementary
Collins Elementary

Questions? Contact:
Kaitlyn Book
859-283-3240

Food Service Department
859-282-2367

Online Menus:
boone.nutrislice.com

Matt Turner Named New Superintendent For Boone County Schools logo

Ryle High School Principal Matt Turner has been appointed to serve as the next Superintendent of the Boone County School District.

Mr. Turner has served in education for 29 years.  The last 14 as Principal at Ryle High, Northern Kentucky’s largest high school with a student population of 2000. Before that he served as Assistant Principal at Ryle, assistant principal at Lloyd Memorial High in Erlanger, KY, and assistant principal at Williamstown High School.  He has held multiple other positions in education throughout his career that include teaching and coaching.  “Matt is known as a gifted leader and administrator throughout Kentucky, says school board president Matt McIntire. We are excited to announce Mr. Turner as our next Superintendent of Boone County Schools and to partner with him on behalf of our students. Matt’s ability to lead teams centered on a shared vision will be vital as we build on the foundation of Achieving Excellence Together in our schools." 

Mr. Turner’s background in education leadership includes Harvard’s Executive Leadership Program for Educators and the National Institute of School Leadership. Having worked in rural, urban and suburban settings to include small towns and larger metropolitan areas perfectly suits him to lead Kentucky’s third largest district of 21,000 students.

The search for a new Superintendent began 4 months ago with a Superintendent Search Screening Committee which included elected teachers, administrators and community members working alongside the Boone County School Board.

Bus Route Finder bus

***UPDATE***

Our School Bus Route locator is now working!!!

http://www.transportation.boone.kyschools.us/edulog/webquery

You can always find this link on the district webpage under Quick Links.

https://www.boone.kyschools.us/

If you have any questions or concerns, you can call our Transportation Department at 859-384-5340 and they will answer your questions in the order they are received. We appreciate your patience with this matter.

*** All preschool and kindergarten bus riders will be contacted directly by the drivers. ***

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
United Way Supports 22 NKY Agencies United Way Supports 22 NKY Agencies

Dear NKY School District Leaders,

 

First, thank you for the tireless support you are offering to NKY families during this time.  I have been in contact with each of your districts (either via email or phone) and you are doing amazing work.  Thank you for being a safety net for so many.  And personally as a mother, your teachers are appreciated!    

 

Last month United Way of Greater Cincinnati partnered with Greater Cincinnati Foundation with the goal of raising $5 million dollars to support COVID relief efforts.  We have been successful in reaching and even surpassing our goal.  Almost immediately, United Way began reaching out to our community partners and identifying their needs for funding.  To date, we have distributed $600,000 in funding to 22 NKY agencies.  I could really use your assistance in sharing our community with your networks (links below).  United Way is stepping up and serving our community and I want everyone to know!

 

If you are aware of urgent funding needs, please send them my way.  I will personally contact the agency to better understand the need and submit the request to our funding committee.  I and here to support you and the needs of our community. 

 

Stay well,

Amanda


 

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Why join Collins Elementary PTA?

  •  You are your children's most important role model!  Showing them you value their education will teach them to value it as well.
  •  The PTA collaborates by building community, coordinating parent volunteers and raising money to provide programs, services, and equipment to strengthen our children’s educational experience.