Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local News

August 21, 2013

Carter schools showing growth in attendance

Aug. 21, 2013 — The Carter County Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting Monday night at the newly-constructed Carter City Elementary School.

Jack Lowe, director of pupil personnel, presented attendance figures and put them in context with numbers from previous school years.

Attendance throughout the district increased by two tenths of a percentage point from the previous year, which means an average of about nine additional students per day were in the classroom during normal school hours.

Prichard Elementary saw the largest single jump in student attendance, increasing just over one-half percent from last year's figures. Attendance at East and West Carter high schools also increased by more than two tenths of one percent.

The renovation of both high school gyms is nearing completion. Project manager Bob Summerfeldt gave the board an update on the progress.

“We expect to have full use of both gyms by the end of next week,” said Summerfeldt.

Floor installation and painting will be complete by that point but lower level bleachers are still awaiting installation at both facilities.

Board Chairman Bryan Greenhill addressed misinformation regarding the status of the bleacher installation project.

“I just want to clarify that we have not yet received the bleachers. I've been getting phone calls from people about them but the seats haven't even been shipped yet. We don't have them,” said Greenhill.

According to Summerfeldt, the new bleachers won't be shipped until Sept. 3 and will take approximately a week to arrive. Installation could take 2 or 3 weeks.

The board also unanimously approved motor vehicle and tax rates for the upcoming year, which will stay at the same rate.

Carter County Board of Education will next meet on Monday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m.

Joe Lewis can be reached at or by telephone at 286-4201.

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