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About Our District

About Our District

To know each and every student by name and need.
To inspire all students to achieve excellence, explore opportunities, and realize their full potential with the goal of preparing each and every student to be college or career ready upon graduation. 

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Students, their families, employees and potential employees of the Paducah Public Schools are hereby notified that the Paducah Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex or disability in employment, vocational programs, or activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations.

Any persons having inquiries concerning Paducah Public Schools’ compliance with Title II, Title VI, Title IX and/or Section 504 may contact:
Amie Tooley, Director of Special Programs
Paducah Public Schools
800 Caldwell Street
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 444-5600
[email protected]

The Paducah Public School System offers the following career and technical education programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grades 9-12: Auto Body Repair, Auto Maintenance, Business & Office, Carpentry, Computer Aided Drafting, Health Science, Information Technology (IT), and Welding. Persons seeking further information concerning the vocational education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact:
Steve Ybarzabal, Principal
Paducah ATC
2400 Adams St
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 443-6592 x8300
[email protected]

To obtain this information in a language other than English, call (270) 444-5600.

Parents Right to Know

PUBLIC LAW 1.07-1.1.0 -JAN. 8, 2002 • 1.1.5 STAT. 1.461.

At the beginning of each school year, a local educational agency that receives funds under this part shall notify the parents of each student attending any school receiving funds under this part that the parents may request, and the agency will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information regarding the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teachers.

If parents request the professional qualifications of the students' classroom teachers, this also includes whether a child is provided services by a paraprofessional and, if so, their qualifications.

LEY PUBLICA 107-110- 8 DE ENERO DE 2002 • 115 STAT. 1461

AI comienzo de cada a no escolar, todo organismo educative local que reciba fondos bajo esta seccion notificara a los padres de cada alumno que asista a cualquier escuela que reciba fondos por este concepto que los padres pueden solicitar, (y el organismo debera entregarles, si es que lo solicitan, de manera puntual), informacion sabre Ia calificacion de los maestros de sus hijos.

Silos padres solicitan Ia calificacion profesional de los maestros de sus hijos, ello tambien incluye si se le brindan al alumna los servicios de un paraprofesional y, de ser asf, sus respectivas calificaciones.

Our Foundation

Support for your schools

The Paducah Public Schools District is one of the top-performing public school systems in Kentucky. However, taxes do not fully fund the exceptional programs and education that our community expects of its public schools, so we need to raise those additional funds through parent, business and community donations.

How do we do so much with so little funding? Simple: Our community cares deeply about public education.

Your charitable donation will help benefit 3,000 students and maintain the standard of excellence for which Paducah schools are known.

Please make an investment through the Paducah Public Schools Foundation with your tax-deductible contribution. Don't forget to ask your employer to match your tax-deductible gift. Please contact the Paducah Public Schools Foundation, Inc., P. O. Box 2550, Paducah, KY 42002. Secretary Lisa Chappell - 270-444-5600.

The satisfaction in giving comes in knowing that you are investing not only in the lives of students, but also in our community, which benefits every day from the education received in the Paducah Public Schools.

We thank you for your generous support!

Our Foundation Board: Jan Crawford, Mark Whitlow, Danette Humphrey, Guthrie Allen, Kim Ford
Superintendent Donald Shively, Financial Secretary Julie Huff, and Secretary Lisa Chappell.
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