Mercer County use ESSER funds to hire district nurse, expand health services

File photo, Kentucky Department of Education On any given day in Mercer County schools, Amanda Payton can provide school and sports physicals, make visits to sick students and provide timely medical interventions for staff. As the district’s health coordinator and now an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), Payton can offer these services on the spot and free of [...]

By |2023-07-03T16:04:54-04:00July 3, 2023|

Kentucky shines in Healthy Schools awards

Forty-one of 45 Kentucky schools recognized by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation are part of the Baptist Health School Wellness Initiative, offered by the Delta Rural Network Center at Baptist Health Madisonville.

By |2023-01-04T09:32:14-05:00January 8, 2021|

Rules for school sports due to COVID-19 in the works, Kentucky superintendents told

As the usual opening practice dates for fall sports approach, Kentucky school districts are concerned about how to operate athletic programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioner Julian Tackett of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) answered some imminent questions Tuesday during the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) weekly Special Superintendents’ Webcast.

By |2021-06-17T16:15:46-04:00July 7, 2020|

Physical education beyond the gym

National Middle School PE Teacher of the Year finalist Angela Stark teaches her Fayette County students the skills they need to live a healthy life.

By |2019-03-04T09:45:43-05:00February 6, 2018|
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