Paducah Public Schools

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Congratulations, PTHS Class of 2020!
Faculty Hat Toss
PTHS Students HBCU Visit
Thanks for Your Visit, Miss Kentucky 2019 Alex Francke!
Miss Kentucky Visit Morgan
PTHS boys vs McCracken
PTHS Academic Team
Chua and Patel
Paducah Middle Band
PTHS vs. Taylor County
Welcome, Mr. Franklin!Franklin Named Paducah Innovation Hub Makerspace Director
Franklin Makerspace Director
PM Leadership Team
Steve Ybarzabal and students
Congratulations, Paducah Head Start!Paducah Head Start Receives a School Readiness Quality Improvement Grant
Paducah Head Start Grant photo
Congratulations, Paducah Middle FootballCoach Hedges, Players Receive Kentucky Middle School Football Assn. Honors
Coach Hedges and Players
Pledge of Allegiance Clark K
Paducah Innovation Hub
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District News

Online Registration Instructions for 20-21 School Year
Online Registration Instructions for 20-21 School Year
Online Registration for returning students (rising students in grades 1 - 12)  is now open. To see instructions for online registration click "Read More".
You can find forms and information about online registration here.

If you have questions, please send us an e-mail  or call us at 270-444-5600 ext. 1014.

Registration for new students and kindergarten students will open Monday, July 20.  
Online Registration for 20-21 School Year Begins July 6
Online Registration for 20-21 School Year Begins July 6
In an effort to limit in-person contact, Paducah Public Schools will move to online registration for the 2020-21 school year. Online registration will begin Monday, July 6.
If you already have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account, you are ready for online registration.  If you don't have a Parent Portal account, you will need to set one up to register online.  Please send an e-mail to [email protected] to request your activation key. For security purposes, you will need to provide:
> Your (parent or guardian) name and date of birth
> The name, date of birth, and school attending for each child you plan to register 
Please note that we will not be providing in-person registration events due to COVID-19 precautions. Now is the time to get your Parent Portal account set up and ready to complete registration for your students. If you need assistance or have questions, please send an e-mail or call the office of the Director of Pupil Personnel at 270-444-5600. 
Tornado Takeout Schedule Changes Begin June 22
Tornado Takeout will make some small changes to their delivery times beginning Monday, June 22. Please click "Read More" to see the modified schedule.  Read More...
Paducah school board OKs purchase of land for Head Start
by David Snow
The Paducah Sun
June 15, 2020
Used with permission.
(Note: assistant superintendent Will Black discusses what reopening schools may look like in the second half of this story. )
The Paducah Independent School District Board voted Monday to purchase another tract of land for construction of a new Head Start facility.

The site at 2201 Polk St. was approved for purchase for $44,000.

Other properties approved for purchase at the May 18 board meeting included 330 Otis Dinning Drive, 402 Otis Dinning Drive, 2200 Washington St., 2115 Polk St., 2121 Polk St., 2203 Polk St. and 2205 Polk St. Those properties total 5 acres and cost a total of $355,000.
The funding for the purchase of those properties and the construction of the facility itself comes from a $14.5 million federal Disaster Relief Act aimed toward repairs caused by hurricanes Florence and Harvey. The current Head Start center was flooded by rain caused by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017.

The board approved $13.16 million in capital funds for the project at its April 9 special meeting. JRA Architects was awarded the project at the board’s April 20 meeting. 
The facility is expected to be completed by the beginning of the 2022-23 school year. 
Superintendent's Blog: Our Commitments to Equity

I’ve been watching, listening and reflecting on the events happening across our nation in which citizens are speaking out against social injustice and in support of equity, fairness, and equality for all.

Over the past few days, I have seen public figures and public entities make statements in support of our African American community and against the injustices that we have seen. These words are needed and appreciated because what has happened in our democracy is wrong.  I have also been thinking about action, because I am convinced that our actions reflect our character, our intentions, and our dispositions.  Ultimately, our actions or reactions are what we have control of as human beings.

As superintendent of Paducah Public Schools, I want our community to see congruency between our words and our actions. So, I want to briefly mention four ongoing commitments we have made to the community as we pursue equity, fairness and justice together.

1) We are committed to our district’s vision to “know each and every child by name and need.”

Our district’s vision for half a decade has inclusion and equity at its core. “Each and every” means inclusion of all races, all religions, and all socio-economic demographics. And when our vision talks about knowing each individual student’s needs it speaks to our common goal of equity. Every child has unique needs. Our system strives to differentiate how we serve each child so that our efforts effectively meet their needs. There is still much work to be done in our pursuit of this vision, but we are committed to serving all students with fairness and equity.

Upcoming Events

Paducah Board of Education Meeting
Monday, July 20, 2020
Tornado Alley YSC Advisory Council Meeting
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Thursday, July 23, 2020
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Monday, August 17, 2020
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