The Mission of Hopkins County Schools is to educate, empower and inspire every child to reach their highest potential and be a continual learner.
The Central Office will operate on summer hours starting June 1. We will be open from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays.
A recent amendment to Kentucky law, (902 KAR 2:060 - Immunization Schedules for Attending School) added new immunization requirements for the school year beginning on or after July 1, 2018.
The following will apply to the 2018-19 School Year:
- All students in kindergarten through twelfth (12th) grade must show proof of having received two (2) doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school (doses are administered 6 months or more apart), and
- Students ages 16 years or older must show proof of having received two (2) doses of Meningococcal ACWY vaccine (MenACWY) to attend school. However, if the first dose of MenACWY was received at age sixteen (16) or older, the second dose is not required for school entry.
Finally, all vaccines administered should now be printed on the Commonwealth of Kentucky Certificate of Immunization Status form. Parents are encouraged to see their child’s medical provider or local health department as soon as possible regarding their child’s immunizations. Parents are also encouraged to not delay regarding this matter. All students should have an updated and current certificate on file at school before the start of the 2018-19 schools year.
West Broadway Elementary School’s Workforce Team was honored by the Board of Education on March 5 with a Game Changer Award. This is a new program for 5th-graders. Each applicant goes through an extensive application and interview process that includes submitting references to FRYSC coordinator Julie Faulk. They apply for specific job placements, such as special events/assembly crew, health/environmental crew, cafeteria crew, reading/math tutors and more. Students receive WBES bucks for their work. This may be spent on choices such as free homework pass, extra art, extra recess, and time assisting Mrs. Julie. Students must follow the school’s Guidelines for Success and be positive role models. The program has improved students’ motivation, responsibility and work ethic, while preparing them for real-life experiences such as applying for a job and being held accountable for their work performance.