I am deeply honored to personally welcome back all returning families, and to extend a special welcome to all of those new to the Boyd County Public School District. The 2016-2017 school year is destined to be an exciting and productive one!
There is no better time to be a Boyd County Lion. As a Progressing and Proficient School District, we strive for excellence and to uphold our vision: The Leader in Learning. Each new school year brings with it room for change and an opportunity to make continuous improvement efforts with a fresh, new perspective and with renewed enthusiasm. It is our goal to be progressive, growing and moving to better serve our students, their parents/guardians, and our community at large!
I am excited about the positive direction in which Boyd County Public Schools are moving. This progression would not be possible without the continued commitment and dedication of our faculty and staff. We believe in the philosophy of the growth mindset. From building renovations, to sound fiscal foundations, to teacher leadership advancements, we are devoted to life-long learning for all faculty, staff, and students.
New initiatives are ever-present in our district. District-wide free breakfast and lunch are provided, through the Community Eligibility Option, at no cost to our students and their families. This decreases burdens placed on families, and allows us one more way to best serve the needs of our students.
As we work through this year, we will be focusing heavily on school attendance, as we know that Every Day Matters! Research shows that regular attendance assists with academic progression and readiness levels, as well as ensuring that students remain on track for a timely graduation. Missed schools days equate to missed learning opportunities.
On behalf of the faculty and staff of the district, I count it an honor to extend our appreciation for your support of our district and schools. We desire your partnerships and value positive growth for our local area. Together, let’s strive for even more – Proficiency and Beyond!
R. Brock Walter