The Ballard County Board of Education is seeking applications for appointment to represent District 2. The vacancy was created upon the resignation of eight-year board member Kent Gordon at the group’s Oct. 18 regular meeting.
Applicants must file an application (attached on webpage) with the board, a letter of intent affirming the applicant meets the eligibility requirements (signed by the County Clerk), and a transcript showing educational completion by 4 p.m. on Nov. 12.
A positive COVID-19 test and the necessary connected quarantines have forced Ballard Memorial High School to cancel the Friday, Sept. 24, football game against Caldwell County, and postpone homecoming activities.
In its special called session last week, the Kentucky General Assembly gave local school districts the authority to work with local health departments to determine what is best for each district regarding masking rules on school property. That legislation goes into effect on Friday, Sept. 17. Starting Friday, Ballard County Schools will continue with the masking protocols in use, based on current COVID-19 information available for the county. Universal masking will remain in place for students, staff, and visitors inside all school buildings and on school buses.
UPDATED 9/14/21: Ballard County Schools has developed this Back to School Plan to implement health and safety precautions during the 2021-22 school year. Our main focus is always providing a safe and secure environment for all our students and staff members. We also believe that the best learning environment for students is in-person learning with live teachers.
The Memorial Bowl is the annual football game honoring local veterans. Arriving veterans should check in at the gate before 6:30 p.m. A free meal for veterans will begin at 5:45 at the east (HS) end of the concession area. Veterans will line up to go on the field at 6:35. The varsity game against Fulton County will begin at 7 p.m.
A group of Ballard County Elementary School students never dreamed their summer enrichment project would be worth $5,000. Six students, in grades from 3-5, spent a week doing research, including learning about the local economy. Their work netted a big donation for Family Focus Family Resource Center at their school.