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The Casey County Board of Education met in regular session last night. 
 
The Casey County Bank, Monticello Bank, and Farmer's Deposit Bank were all hailed as Community Champions for their continued support of our local school system.
 
Several students were recognized for high academic and athletic achievements. 
 
A representative from Stiles, Carter & Associates presented the board with a favorable Financial Audit.
 
A representative from Branscum Construction told the board they should be laying asphalt this week (weather permitting), the roof is nearly complete, and the remaining glass should be in Thursday. On the interior, paint preparations should be underway next week.
 
Kevin Stevens presented the attendance award to Jones Park Elementary. Walnut Hill Elementary received Most Improved.
 
Principal Josh Blevins told the board, Casey County High School has an accontability schore of 80.9, highest the school's history. CCHS is in the top 57 schools in the state, with gains in all areas, including an ACT average composite score of 19.0.  Blevins says nearly three out of four seniors were disignated as college or career ready. He says the high school has a graduation rate of 96%.
 
Academic Specialist, Kim Johnson, addressed the board concerning the Gear Up program, a federally funded program that services the classes of 2020 & 2021. The program is grant funded. The budget for Gear Up is $65,000 dollars, which is up from last year. Johnson says the goals of the program are to Lift Educational Asperations, Build Academic Skills, Create College Pathways, and Foster Family Engagement.
 
Deana Randolph gave the financial report.  The General Fund cash is down $180K from last month. Anticipate receiving the first property tax receipts by November 10th. 20% of the budgeted General Fund has been spent, with 25% of the year elapsed. General Fund revenues are up $33K over the prior year, & General Fund expenditures are up $45K over the prior year.
 

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