Kennith Bargo

Calloway County Schools

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.

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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.