Webster County Schools


Kentucky School districts across the region are beginning to see benefits of a relatively new program called non-traditional instructional days.  

Webster County Schools Restructuring Plan Begins

May 21, 2014
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The Webster County Board of Education has designated two new officials this week as part of a district-wide restructuring plan.

West Kentucky School District Set to Return to 5-Day Week

Mar 26, 2014
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One of the first school districts in the state to implement a 4-day week has voted to return to the 5-day grind.

Crittenden County Superintendent of Schools Rachel Yarbrough is leaving her 6-year post to serve in the same position for Webster County Schools. Webster County Board of Education member Jeff Pettit said the decision was unanimous among those involved in the search process.


The Webster County school system is correcting some financial accountability issues brought to light by Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen earlier this summer.

Edelen addressed the issues to a legislative committee yesterday.

Assistant Superintendent Riley Ramsey said the district’s changes included requiring a superintendent to sign off on expense reimbursements and written public evaluations of the district’s superintendent.

Webster County Junior High Delayed

Dec 5, 2012

The Webster County Board of Education has delayed the construction timeline for its new junior high school by one year. The school was set to open for the 2013-2014 school year. But Superintendent James Kemp says the pre-construction paperwork is taking longer than anticipated.

Webster County Plans New Junior High

Sep 12, 2012

Webster County Schools plans to begin construction soon on a new junior high school. Superintendent James Kemp says the board of education approved $4.5 million in bonds to fund the project. Kemp says the school will sit next to the county’s high school in Dixon. The plan is to renovate and expand part of the old high school building that was vacant. The school will house around 160 seventh and eighth graders. Currently those grades are spread out between the county’s four elementary schools.