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Welcome To Henry County Public Schools

Mission Statement: Empowering leaders and lifelong learners for an ever-changing world.

Vision: A district of educational excellence, the pride of our community.

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Families can apply for broadband financial assistance

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive:

  • Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. To receive the connected device discount, consumers need to enroll in the EBB Program with a participating provider that offers connected devices (not all service providers offer device discounts). The service provider will provide the discount to the consumer.

The program will end when the fund runs out of money, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner.

For more information or to apply, please visit www.getemergencybroadband.com.

Interim Superintendent Named Fentress

Sonny Fentress will serve in the role of interim superintendent while the district begins working with the Kentucky School Board Association and a local search committee to hire a new superintendent.

Fentress was the superintendent of Anderson County schools for 20 years and has served as an interim superintendent in 12 schools districts since he retired in 2005, making Henry County lucky no. 13.

“My primary objective as an interim superintendent is to keep the educational process for all students moving forward, and do that by working closely with the staff, principals and teachers,” Fentress said. “And also to make sure we’re following all the rules and regulations we’re supposed to.”

Fentress will assume the role of superintendent on July 1, immediately following the retirement of current Superintendent Terry Price on June 30. Fentress will serve the district as long as he is needed. His last stint at Garrard County lasted an entire year, which Fentress admits is rather unusual. While the Board of Education optimistically hopes to name a new permanent superintendent in mid-September, Fentress said he will fill the opening until a new hire is found.

Diploma and a Degree

In the midst of a global pandemic, two Henry County High School students attending iLead Academy – Joshua Rankin and Skyler Tillman - earned not only a high school diploma this May, but also an Associate’s of Science degree from Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC).

Both are also certified in Autodesk Inventor, an engineering CAD software.  Josh is also certified in Python, one of the top three computer programming languages, and was the state champion for Digital Music Production for the past two years of the Technology Student Association (TSA) state conference. 

“Their determination and grit to achieve this first college degree while in high school is what helped them work through difficult virtual classes. They are a part of the third graduating class of the iLEAD Academy to earn an associate degree in high school,” said Jenna Gray, the director of iLead Academy. “As they transfer to a four year university, they will enter with enough credits to be considered a junior in college.”

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Honoring Our Retirees MaryJo

Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Terry Price recently visited with each of our district retirees to present them with a token of appreciation and express gratitude for their years of service. Today we honor Mary Jo Brown, Sherry Breeding and Carmen Pigram.

Mary Jo Brown

Mary Jo has been an employee of HCPS for 24 years, having served as the cafeteria manager at Eastern Elementary for the past 18 years. She previously worked in the cafeterias of New Castle Elementary and Henry County Middle schools.

In her retirement, Mary Jo hopes to spend time with her grandbaby and just enjoy each day.

“I’ll miss my girls and the kids. It makes our day to see their smiling faces coming through the line,” Mary Jo said. “I’ve certainly enjoyed it; not as much during COVID, but I enjoyed it then too because I knew we were feeding kids.”

Summer Meals Begin June 7 SummerMeals

Henry County Public Schools is pleased to announce that our School Nutrition Department will offer FREE summer meals to ALL children in the county up to age 18 beginning Monday, June 7.

The School Nutrition van will run daily Monday through Thursday making several stops throughout the county. The van will stay at each stop for approximately 10 minutes. Please note, arrival times are approximate, but we will do our best to stay on schedule.

Locations:

  • Cowboys in Pendleton – 9:30am
  • Campbellsburg Baptist Church – 9:50am
  • Michael Brent Playground (new park), New Castle – 10:10am
  • Osage Apartments – 10:25am
  • Henry County Public Library – 10:50am
  • Pleasureville Fire Department – 11:10am
  • Eastern Elementary School – 11:30am

Monday through Wednesday, children will receive one breakfast and one lunch. On Thursdays, children will receive a weekend bag with four breakfasts and four lunches. Meals are provided to any child up to age 18; they do not have to be enrolled with HCPS. Children are not required to be present to accept meals. We do ask only one meal per child per location, please. No duplicate meals are allowed.

Summer meal service begins June 7 and will continue through July 29, with the exception of the week of July 5.

If you have any questions regarding our Summer Meals program, please call (502) 845-8600.