A southeastern Kentucky school district is making progress under state management. Education Commissioner Terry Holliday cited a number of improvements during a stop in Jackson today. Those include an increase of 150 students in the average daily attendance rate, a graduation rate above the state average, and a 30 percent increase in the college and career readiness rate over three years.
Holliday cautioned the state’s role is far from over. But, in addition to academic gains, school officials in Breathitt County have also taken steps to improve a precarious financial situation. Reconfiguring bus routes and disposing of surplus buses will save the district 300 thousand dollars. State management of the school district will continue through at least December of 2015.