Calloway County School District

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The Calloway County Board of Education is moving forward with outsourcing some custodial staff in the district.  

The district’s budget committee floated the move earlier this month to outsource 21 custodians and 2 School Resources Officers to increase cost efficiencies.

  A Calloway County Middle School student has been charged with terroristic threatening after a bomb threat was called in at the school earlier this week.

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A local group of students is being recognized by the state for their research and presentation of international issues at a mock United Nations conference in Louisville.

Kentucky School districts are starting to receive bills for the failed Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust, or KSBIT. The insurance trust shut down June 30, 2013, with a $60 million deficit in its worker’s compensation and property and liability pools.

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The Calloway County School Board still has no details on its new superintendent’s contract after naming interim Steve Hoskins to the position last week.

Previous superintendent Kennith Bargo resigned in April after the board did not renew his two-year contract. The board said they were looking for long-term leadership, yet since Hoskins retired as superintendent in 2010 his contract must be reviewed each year as the Kentucky Teacher’s Retirement System requires.

Calloway County Names Superintendent

Jun 13, 2014

Calloway County's Interim Superintendent is no longer a temporary official. The county board of education named Steve Hoskins lead administrator at its meeting last night.

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This is Calloway County Schools Superintendent Kennith Bargo's last year at the helm following the Board of Education's vote last night against renewing his contract. 

The board’s unanimous decision came following an executive session at the district’s central office yesterday.

Area schools are being hit with hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties, in the wake of the dissolution of the Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust, or KSBIT.

The penalty payments are intended to fix a $60 million deficit in KSBIT's worker’s compensation and property and liability pools. The penalty amount is 60 percent  based on premiums, and 40 percent based on that school district’s past claims.

The insurance program was attractive to districts due to its low premium costs in worker’s comp and liability coverages.

Calloway Schools Receives Money for Aquaculture Lab

Oct 25, 2012
Calloway County School District

Calloway County School District has received 10-thousand dollars to teach students about fish farming. School district Senate Bill 1 Coordinator Tawyna Hunter says the money funds enhancements to an aquaculture laboratory, where students will learn how to perform feed conversions, water quality tests and chemical analysis.