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Ludlow Schools to Introduce Parent Academy

A new Parent Academy is coming to Ludlow Independent Schools.

The district is partnering with Covington-based agency Children, Inc. in launching the program for parents of students in preschool through high school.

The seven-week program will launch March 12.

The academy will explore topics like graduation requirements, college admissions, financial aid and scholarships, standardized tests, and details about grades and rigorous courses.

It will start with dinner at 5:30 p.m. with a dinner, and then the program runs from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Child care will be available. 

The goal is to assist parents in shaping the belief that a parent is the most empowering figure in a child's life, while also emphasizing that college is affordable and possible.

The program will conclude with a graduation ceremony.

For more details, contact the district's college and career readiness coordinator Jenny McMillen at 859.261.8210.

In other news from the Ludlow board of education, a new calendar was adopted, adjusted to comply with new state regulations.

The school year will begin on August 14 and conclude on May 21. 

There will be a two-week break for Christmas, a fall break, and a spring break. Superintendent Michael Borchers said that the calendar is similar to previous years.

Attendance at the district is stable, Borchers said, and the budget is $400,000 ahead of where it expected to be thanks to a carryover from last year in the same amount.

The board also approve a contract with the Kentucky School Board Association to start billing for speech services for students eligible for Medicaid. The district will monitor for the next two years and then decide if the program should be expanded.

Written by Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor