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Boone County Early Learning Center

Leaders from Boone County Schools, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, Children Inc, and United Way Success by Six of Boone County toured the recently opened Boone County Early Learning Center.  The groups partnered to create the center as a means to provides a high quality learning environment to help prepare children for kindergarten.  The center is open to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years who live in the Boone County School District.  Click here for more information.

Boone County Early Learning CenterBoone County Early Learning Center

Read Across America

read across america

Preschool Developmental Screenings

Preschool screenings will be held at Ralph Rush Professional Development Center on April 7th.  The screenings are from 9 AM until 3 PM, call 859-334-3794 to schedule an appointment.  You will need to bring:

  • Your child's birth certificate
  • Proof of residence (such as a bill or lease)
  • Current immunization certificate
  • Social security card

Ralph Rush Professional Development Center is located at 99 Center Street in Florence, Kentucky.  The Preschool Enrollment packet is available here.

Mann Elementary Biography Museum

Third grade students at Mann Elementary chose historical figures to research and create a presentation about that they shared with visiting parents and fellow students.  Students set up displays and dressed in character to share the information that they had learned about their notable selections.

Biography Museum

Odyssey of the Mind Tournament

Gray Middle and Mann Elementary will be hosting to this years' Northern Kentucky Odyssey of the Mind Tournament on Saturday Feb 25th.  Come watch over 360 students representing 60 teams from all over Northern Kentucky compete and show off their "Creativity".   The competition is open to the public from 9:30 - 3:30.  To learn more about Odyssey of the Mind visit: www.kyootm.com or www.odysseyofthemind.com

Odyssey of the Mind Tournament

Kelly Elementary Science Fair

It's time for science to shine at Kelly Elementary. The Science Fair was a huge success with the special help of Cooper High School students, who came out to judge the projects. Students not only presented their claims, their evidence and their supports to them, they were interacting and learning across the grade levels. A special thank you to Ms. Maddox for coordinating this multi-grade event!

Kelly Elementary Science Fair

Florence Rotary Teacher of the Year Award Nominations

Florence Rotary Teacher of the Year Award Nominations

Kindergarten Registration

kindergarten registration

KY Department of Education Changes Birthday Cutoff for Kindergarten

A change in the birthday eligibility cutoff for Kentucky kindergarteners will take effect in the 2017-2018 school year. The new date for Kentucky students is August 1. Any child who turns 5 years old on or before August 1, can enroll in Boone County’s ½ day Kindergarten Program. This change affects student’s statewide.

Boone County’s Board of Education has a policy, per Senate Bill 24, that allows parents to request early-entrance for kindergarten, but children must exhibit high levels of academic, social and emotional aptitude based on a series of assessments. The process for early-entrance must be completed before the last day of the 2016-2017 school year. Please contact the Boone County Board of Education, Christen Morgan at (859)-334-4466 or christen.morgan@boone.kyschools.us, if you have any questions.

More information can be located on Kentucky Department of Education’s website: http://education.ky.gov/curriculum/conpro/prim-pre/Pages/EarlyEntranceK.aspx

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Our Mission

District Mission:  Representing and in partnership with our stakeholders, the Boone County School District recognizes that all children can learn and dedicates itself to providing a challenging educational environment that allows each student to achieve to his or her highest potential as a learner and citizen.

District Vision:  Every graduate ready for college, career, and life



  • 2016 PLTW Middle School Gateway Teacher of the Year: Todd Hanley-R.A. Jones Middel School
  • 2016 Storer/Toyota Business Engagement Collaboration: Dr. Karen Cheser, Deputy Superintendent
  • 2016 Helen Carroll Champion of Education award: Sue Sorrell-Conner High 
  • 2016 Golden Apple award winners: Melissa Dunn-Yealey Elementary, Kyle Holloway-Erpenbeck Elementary, Elizabeth Kamradt-Conner Middle and William Kidwell-Gray Middle
  • 2016 Rotary Teachers of the Year: Chad Caddell-Stephens Elementary, Michelle David-Cooper High, Julia Hansel-Conner Middle 
  • 2016 KET Innovative Teacher Award: Regina Egbers-Gray Middle
  • 2016 KMEA State Elementary Music Teacher of the Year Award - Betty Webber-Erpenbeck Elementary
  • 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award – Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe
  • 2015 F.L. Dupree Outstanding Superintendent Award – Dr. Randy Poe
  • 2015 Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky – Deputy Superintendent Dr. Karen Cheser
  • 2015 National Woman Administrator Award Finalist – Deputy Superintendent Dr. Karen Cheser 2015
  • A.D. Albright Outstanding Administrator Leader – Connie Crigger, Mann Elementary School Principal
  • 2015 Greater Cincinnati Teacher of Excellence – Alexandra Shepherd, Burlington Elementary School
  • 2015 Rotary Teachers of the Year: Valorie Cooper, Burlington Elementary School and Eric Blankenship Conner Middle School
  • 2015 National Outstanding Biology Teacher Award – Lenny Beck, Boone County High School
  • 2014-2015 Kentucky Counselor of the Year – Chris Deel, North Pointe Elementary School
  • 2014-2015 (72) National Board Certified Teachers 2015 Teacher of the Year Semi-finalists: Stacie Kegley, Longbranch Elementary & Victoria Yeomanson, Cooper High School
  • 2014 KASA Administrator of the Year – Erika Bowles, Longbranch Elementary School Principal
  • 2014 Kentucky PTA Outstanding Educator – Jim Detwiler, Stephens Elementary School Principal
  • 2014 National American History Teacher of the Year – Doug Logan, Ockerman Middle School
  • 2014 NTSA Distinguished Teaching Award – Tricia Shelton, Boone County High School
  • 2014 3C Outstanding Educator Award – Victoria Yeomanson, Cooper High School
  • 2013 Superintendent of the Year – Dr. Randy Poe, Boone County Schools 2013 KASA Administrator of the Year – Karen Cheser, Boone County Schools Deputy Superintendent
  • 2013 KASA Administrator of the Year – Tim Hitzfield, Conner High School Principal
  • 2013 Blue Ribbon School – Mann Elementary
  • 2013 Siemens Fellow – Melissa Stolz, R.A. Jones Middle School
  • 2013 Oasis Award Winner
  • 2013 Florence Rotary Club Teacher of the Year - Akrivi Watson, North Pointe Elementary
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Boone County Schools8330 US Highway 42
Florence, KY 41042
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Phone: 859.283.1003
Fax: 859.282.2376