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The Casey Co. Board of Education met in regular session last night.
Superintendent, Marion Sowders, started the meeting by presenting the Community Champions Award to Liberty Care & Rehabilitation Center for their outstanding contributions to our school system.
There was a large crowd inside the Casey County Middle School Library for Student Recognition night.  The Board honored several students from each school for individual outstanding academic achievement.
Casey County Middle School Academic Team was recognized as District & Regional Governor's Cup Winners, ranked 2nd out of 16 district schools. The team will travel to Louisville in March for State Governor's Cup Titles.
Board member, Marilyn Coffey was recognized for receiving the highest distinction awarded by the Kentucky School Board Academy of Studies.
The month of February was designated as Gifted Education Month at Casey County Schools.
Elizabeth Harne addressed the board with the goals & objectives of the Gifted/Talented Program.
Attendance awards were presented to Jones Park Elementary for Most Improved, and Liberty Elementary received the award for Highest Attendance.
Career Councilor, Lana Sowders, gave a presentation on the Project Lead the Way Engineering program. The Board donated $300 to the program for consumable materials.
The board heard an update on the schools Wellness Policy, concerning Nutrition & Physical Activity. The policy is being revamped. The board indicated that more emphasis should be placed on physical activity for the students. The final policy recommendation will be presented in March.
Payment orders were issued for Carter-Barnhart Contruction for the Liberty Elementary School Gym project.
Fall & Spring breaks will be unchanged from last year, with Spring Break the first week of April, and Fall Break the first week of October.