Hager Elementary News
Reception for Mr. Gilmore

A retirement reception in honor of Mr. Gilmore will take place at Central Office on Monday, May 23, 2016 from 3:00-5:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Click here for more information.

Superintendent Screening Committee Starts Work

The Ashland Independent School District’s superintendent screening committee received 17 applications for the position of superintendent. There are 17 applicants all from the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 2 applicants having superintendent experience. The screening committee will now begin the process of screening all applications following the guidelines established in KRS 160.352 and Board Policy 02.1. Per the timeline established by the Board of Education, the screening committee will make its recommendation to the board by May 5, 2016. At this point following the guidelines in Board Policy, members of the screening committee will keep all applicant information in strict confidence.


Ashland Board Takes Next Step to Appoint New Superintendent

(Ashland, Kentucky) - The Ashland Independent school board continues to make progress toward its goal of appointing a new superintendent for the Ashland Independent Schools. The board met Monday night to establish key position criteria to be used by the screening committee and the board, as required by board policy 02.1.  By the end of the meeting, eight key position criteria were established.

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Screening Committee in Place for the Ashland Superintendent Search

(Ashland, Kentucky) March 17, 2016 – Ashland Public Schools is making progress toward finding a new superintendent.  The Board of Education has established the superintendent screening committee, now.  Following the required procedures established in KRS 160.352, the following people will serve on the Ashland Public Schools’ superintendent screening committee:

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Parent Member Election to Screening Committee

The Ashland Board of Education is seeking a parent to serve on its superintendent screening committee. The screening committee will screen all applicants and recommend candidate names to the Board of Education for the position of superintendent. The time commitment of committee members includes a minimum of two evening meetings, as well as time to check candidate references

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Kindergarten Registration

Registration for Head Start, Preschool and Primary School (formerly kindergarten and first grade students) will be held in the Ashland Independent School District during the week of March 28- April 1, 2016.  Registration hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily Monday through Friday.   Evening hours are available on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Superintendent's Search Begins

The Ashland Board of Education is seeking an experienced leader as its next Superintendent.  The candidate must be confident, humble, and committed to implementing innovative practices that will challenge all students while holding all staff members accountable to high standards.

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Ashland Superintendent Search and Selection Timeline

The Ashland Independent Schools has posted the following timeline in regards to their search for the next superintendent.

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Board Takes First Step to Appoint New Superintendent

Ashland Independent School District Board of Education has started the process of selecting the next superintendent of the Ashland Independent Schools. Using the services of Mr. Phil Eason, a consultant with the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) the district is establishing the superintendent screening committee.

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FRYSCKy Public Policy Survey

Our Family Resource Youth Service Center is in need of your input.  In the Governor’s proposed budget, many programs, including FRYSCs, are taking a 4.5% decrease this fiscal year and a 9% budget cut for the following two years.

Please help FRYSC's maintain their current funding level by completing the FRYSCKy Public Policy Survey!  

The survey will be available for one week only, and will end at the close of business day on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

SURVEY LINK:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FRYSCKyPublicPolicySurvey2016

Walk to School Day 2015

On Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Crabbe Elementary Schools will be participating in International Walk to School Day. Drop-off locations at the baseball field on the end of the park nearest KDMC!


The Ashland Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Lisa Henson, Director of Student Services
1820 Hickman St
Ashland, KY 41101

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit https://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/cfapps/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.


School buses in the Ashland Independent School District will follow the attached schedule beginning Wednesday, August 12, 2015.  Bus Routes 2015-16                        

Free Lunch for all PreK-12 Students

Ashland Independent has amended its policy for serving meals to students under the National Breakfast and Lunch Program for the 2015-2016 school year. In accordance with the Community Eligibility Program, all students in the district will be served Breakfast and Lunch at no charge at the following sites: Ashland/Blazer High School, Ashland Middle School, Crabbe Elementary, Hager Elementary, Oakview Elementary, Poage Elementary, Charles Russell Elementary and Head Start Program.

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2016 CDIP posted for review

The draft version of the 2016 Comprehensive District Improvement Plan is now posted for review.  Please click on the link below to view the document.  Questions or comments regarding the plan should directed to Richard Oppenheimer, email: richard.oppenheimer@ashland.ksychools.us, phone: 327-2706 x 2711

2016 Comprehensive District Improvement Plan - DRAFT


FOCUS Newsletter - May 2015 Edition

The May edition of the FOCUS Newsletter is now available at the following link: FOCUS - May 2015.  We hope you enjoy reading about all the great things that are happened this spring in the Ashland Independent School District.

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