Murray Elementary School

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Tomatoes, broccoli and cabbage along with a wide variety of other vegetables will sprout in Murray Elementary’s community garden with support from the Commonwealth Garden Grant.

Phara Bourque built the school’s first raised bed last year when a teacher asked her to help build one in Murray Elementary’s courtyard. Bourque has two children at the school and two more at Murray Middle School.

Half of Kentucky’s kindergarten students are unprepared when they enter the public education system. But Children entering Murray Independent Schools fared much better.

According to Kentucky’s new Brigance kindergarten screener results nearly three quarters of children entering elementary school were ready.