As the new school year is beginning to start, there are several exciting things coming to the Jenkins Independent school system.
Facilities Upgrade — Jenkins Independent Schools will be starting a facility upgrade in November that cost 1.1 million dollars. The goal is to create buildings that are safe and inviting for students, staff, and parents.
The upgrade is being paid for with money from the School Facilities Construction Commission that all taxpayers pay into in the state of Kentucky. This facility upgrade will not add any new taxes to the local taxpayers of Jenkins. It will include safety upgrades including security vestibules in each building, upgraded safety doors and windows, parking lot repaving at JMHS, locker room upgrades, bathroom remodeling at both buildings, new tile in the hallways, new lockers, and new signage.
School resource officer — The Jenkins Board of Education has made funding available to provide a fulltime school resource officer to be on staff for the district. The school resource officer is being contracted with the City of Jenkins, and the support of the local Mayor and City Council is appreciated to provide this extra security measure to assure the schools are safe for the children of the district.
Leader in Me — Jenkins Independent Schools will be launching the Leader in Me program this year, which will help engage students in their school experience. The program is based on the 7 Habits and has been highly successful in other schools and businesses in improving engagement and success. The goal is for all students to feel they belong here in the schools, have a say in their own education, are engaged in academic and extracurricular activities, and have the best experience possible at Jenkins Independent Schools.