August 28, 2023
Dear BCPS Families,
On behalf of the Boyd County Board of Education, it is my honor to welcome our students, their families, and our staff to the 2023-2024 school year. The first day of school for students is Wednesday, August 30. School offices are open and staff members are ready to assist you with anything your family might need to start the new school year.
This summer, our outstanding teachers and staff have spent numerous hours in meetings and workshops learning about effective instructional strategies and school safety. This includes a variety of topics presented during District Conference, working with our state standards, customer service, and effectively using Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures with students. Our hard-working maintenance and custodial teams have completed a host of projects at each of our schools. Within the next few weeks, you will see construction begin on our new Career and Technical Education Center (on the campus of Boyd County High School) and the Cannonsburg remodel. As your child enters our buildings, they will also notice continued work on LED lighting upgrades, and later this year into the summer of 2024, HVAC and window installation at Catlettsburg Elementary. Please pardon our clutter as we continue to create a positive learning environment for our students, staff, and parents.
We continue to work closely with local law enforcement and first responders to keep our schools safe. This partnership has allowed us to place a School Resource Officer at each BCPS campus. We are thankful to the Boyd County Fiscal Court, Boyd County Sheriff’s Department, Catlettsburg Police Department, Kentucky State Police, Boyd County Emergency Management, King’s Daughters Medical Center, and all of our local fire departments for their expertise and service to our district. Because of these partnerships, we are well-prepared and excited for a successful new school year.
The most meaningful influence to help students be successful is engaged parents. To help your children meet their goals, we need your involvement, whether it be through attending parent-teacher conferences, volunteering in your child's school, or reinforcing the importance of on-time school attendance, appropriate behavior, class participation, and completion of schoolwork.
The start of the school year comes with increased traffic around school zones. This will be highly evident at Cannonsburg Elementary and the Early Childhood Academy. We appreciate your patience and caution to keep students, buses, employees, fellow parents, and student drivers safe.
On behalf of the team members of BCPS, I wish you the best during the 2023-2024 school year. Thank you for your support.
William L. Boblett Jr.