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Welcome To Choices

Choices Educational Center provides individualized education for K-12 students who are not thriving or experiencing success in a traditional setting. Choices provides alternative programs to meet the needs of each student based on innovative paths, digital learning and other alternative means. The goal is to provide rich and challenging learning environments that promote high levels of student engagement, achievement and success.

Choices Educational Center is dedicated to academic excellence, curricular innovation, parental support and community involvement. Students learn how to learn and be productive, as well as how to get along with peers and adults.

Choices News

Information About Pandemic EBT

Pandemic EBT helps families whose children receive free or reduced lunch cover the extra cost of groceries for the days when school went virtual this semester (August-September 2020).
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Paducah Board of Education Special Meeting November 19

There will be a special meeting of the Paducah Board of Education held at 5:30 pm on Thursday, November 19, 2020 in the Paducah Innovation Hub Seminar Room. Please click "Read More" to see the agenda.
 
In order to keep the Board and the public safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be closed to the public. Livestream viewing will be available on the district’s Facebook page @PaducahPublicSchools  and the PTHS web page: https://www.paducah.kyschools.us/PTHS.aspx  
 
If you have any questions, contact the Board Members at [email protected]  or the Board Secretary Lisa Chappell [email protected]  
 
This notice is in accordance with KRS 61.805 to 61.823.

Citizen voices are key to COVID response in education and beyond


LaToya Benberry, director of Kids Company Too at McNabb Elementary, was part of citizen research team of school stakeholders who were charged by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence with co-designing a study to amplify the voices of Kentucky teachers and families navigating the COVID-19 crisis. The attached opinion piece by Prichard Committee volunteers, LaToya Benberry, Spandana Pavuluri, and Christina Trosper, follows. To see the complete report, click "Read More".  - W. Walden


Add to Kentucky’s groundswell of education influencers some innovative, if earnest, laypeople.

We are part of a citizen research team of school stakeholders. We call ourselves the “Intergen 9”, and we comprise three parents, three teachers, and three students representing eight districts across the Commonwealth, including five people of color. We were charged by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence with co-designing a study to amplify the voices of Kentucky teachers and families navigating the COVID-19 crisis. And we were inspired by high school researchers from the Committee’s Student Voice Team.
 
 We developed our Coping with COVID Teacher and Family Survey in the late summer and disseminated it widely through our family and teacher networks in the weeks leading up to and including the start of the new school year. We also conducted peer interviews with teachers and parents and targeted African Americans, parents of children with special needs, lower income families, grandparents raising grandchildren, and others who were underrepresented in our survey results. And we learned a lot.

Despite the politics around COVID-19, for many Kentucky teachers and families, the concern around safety is grounded in reality. Of the 2,068 people from 111 of Kentucky’s 120 counties who responded to our survey, 32% of teachers and 21% of parents said they personally know someone who has died from the disease. And 42% of teachers and 25% of parents said they consider themselves at high risk for developing complications from COVID-19 themselves. 


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PDHD to offer free COVID-19 Tests at Pop-Up Testing Sites

The Purchase District Health Department (PDHD) will be conducting pop up testing sites at Purchase District Health Department clinics and at community events and locations.  Please register for a day and time by visiting our registration site: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php...
• The testing is 100 percent free of charge. We will not ask for proof of insurance.
• You do NOT have to have symptoms or a doctor’s order.
• Results will be available within a few days. You will be contacted by text message or phone call.
• We accept walk ups but prior registration is preferred.
• This testing event is for ages 12 and older. However, if the test cannot be tolerated by those under the age of 18, the service may not be able to be provided and you will be asked to follow-up with your local primary care physician.
Please click "Read More" to see a list of testing dates and locations.
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Paducah Public Schools to Continue with All Virtual Learning November 16-20

As recommended by the Purchase Area Health Department, Paducah Public Schools will continue with all-virtual instruction for the week of November 16 – 20 due to increasing COVID-19 infections in our community.  We also have approximately 30 employees who have COVID related issues or quarantines, including our superintendent, Dr. Shively. 

Remember that students will be on NTI (Non-Traditional Instruction) Monday, November 23 and Tuesday November 24 of Thanksgiving week in accordance with the 2020-21 district calendar. School will be out November 25-27 for Thanksgiving.

Please be reminded that Tornado Takeout will continue delivering meals twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays. Information on delivery times and locations is available on the district web site.
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Contact Information for the Paducah Board of Education

If you have a complaint, concern, or question with regard to a racially insensitive photo of Dr. Shively that was taken while he was a teacher at PTHS in 2002, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call 270-558-6648. This will allow us to collect all complaints in a central location so they can be reviewed by the board of education.
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