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Banking Service Request for Proposal


The Rowan County Board of Education is soliciting Proposals for banking services beginning July 1, 2024 for up to six years. Requests for proposals can be found on the Board of Educations’ website at In addition, you may pick up a copy at 551 Viking Drive or request a copy by email at .

Proposals must be submitted by 2:00 PM EST on May 2, 2024.

Banking Service Request for Proposal


The Rowan County Board of Education is soliciting Proposals for banking services beginning July 1, 2024 for up to six years. Proposals must be submitted by 2:00 PM EST on May 2, 2024.



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We are currently enrolling for the

2024-2025 school year!

TUESDAY, April 23 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Friday, May 31 9:00aM - 2:00PM

Friday July 19 9:00am – 3:00 pm


At the Rowan County Board of Education Board room

Any child who will be five years old by August 1 is eligible to enroll.


Please bring any of the following items that you may have:

Birth certificate

Social security card (not mandatory)

Up-to-date physical on the KY Physical form

Up-to-date Immunization certificate on the KY Immunization form

Vision exam on KY Vision form

Dental Exam on the KY Dental form

If you do not have all of these forms, please register anyway.





Please Call Renee Smith at (606)784-8928 ext. 2020 for more information.

Andrew Conyers


Enrollment is open for our K-5 summer learning program. Registration forms have been sent home with students and the deadline to enroll has been extended to March 29th.


Summer Program begins on June 4th


For more information or an enrollment form please contact your child’s school :

MES- 784-1204, REs 784-3000,

CES 784-5792, Tilden- 784-4604


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Rowan County Board of Education Revamps School Calendar to Tackle Chronic Absenteeism


In a move to address the pressing issue of chronic absenteeism and meet the needs of both staff and families, the Rowan County Board of Education announced significant changes to the school calendar on February 20, 2024.


The decision to revamp the calendar was motivated by inputs from staff and families within the district. Staff members voiced the necessity for Professional Learning days to be integrated into the calendar, allowing teachers to undergo essential training during school hours rather than after school. Additionally, staff advocated for reduced Professional Learning hours and increased time for Instructional Work to effectively implement their newly acquired knowledge.


On the other hand, families emphasized the importance of extended breaks, specifically advocating for a full week off during the Thanksgiving holiday period. These recommendations were taken into careful consideration, demonstrating a commitment to addressing the concerns of the school community.  In addition, a four-day weekend is placed in February to align with Super Bowl 2025.  


Chronic absenteeism, described as a student missing 10% of school days within a year, presents a significant obstacle to student learning. The absence of students from classrooms widens educational disparities, causing students to lag behind their peers. To combat this issue, the school district introduced additional breaks in the calendar. These breaks are designed to encourage families to plan trips or appointments during these periods, ultimately leading to improved attendance rates on regular school days.


The district's proactive approach aims not only to benefit students but also to support parents and guardians who often struggle to synchronize family activities with the school calendar. By aligning the academic schedule more closely with the needs of families, the district aspires to enhance student engagement, mitigate chronic absenteeism, empower parents and guardians, increase classroom instructional hours, and strengthen family bonds.


Denine Sergent, the Director of Pupil Personnel, expressed concern over the alarming statistic of 43% of students experiencing chronic absenteeism during the 2022-2023 school year. "While we are not alone in facing this crisis, we must be innovative with the school calendar to promote regular attendance," Sergent declared, noting the disruptive effects of increased absenteeism on student attendance and educational consistency.


In conclusion, the revised Rowan County school calendar embodies a collective effort to combat chronic absenteeism and cultivate a harmonious balance between education and family life. By meeting the diverse needs of students, families, and staff, the district strives to establish a supportive and enriching learning environment for all stakeholders.

Andrew Conyers

Rowan County WASHINGTON, DC TRIP Information for Families


TRIP DATES: Thursday, September 26th- Monday, September 30th 2024




WHO CAN GO? Rowan County (2024-25) 5th grade students

Parents/teachers as chaperones




PLEASE sign up for REMIND texts by texting the code @rcdctrip24 to 81010

Trip Coordinator: Kristen Hood,





● Roundtrip Motorcoach Transportation Via Croswell Bus Tours

● Four Nights Hotel Accommodations -

● The SpringHill Suites Old Town/Southwest - Alexandria, VA

● Visit to the Smithsonian Air and Space Udvar-Hazy Center

● Visit to The Air Force Memorial

● Tram Tour of Arlington National Cemetery

Including a Wreath Laying Ceremony at The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier (Subject to Acceptance)

● Visit to The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

● Visit to The National Gallery of Art

● Visit to the Iwo Jima Memorial

● Ghost Tour of Old Town Alexandria

● Visit to the Washington Monument (Subject to Ticket Availability)

● Tour of the Monuments

● Tour of The U.S. Capitol (Subject to Ticket Availability)

● Photo Opportunity at the White House

● Visit to Ford's Theater (Subject to Schedule)

● Visit the National Archives

● Admission to Mt. Vernon

● National Portrait Gallery

● Per Person Souvenir Allowance

● All Meals included

● Snacks included

Possible ITINERARY (subject to change depending on ticket availability)


DAY ONE: Drive to DC

Visit the Udvar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian Air and Space) Visit to Air Force Memorial


DAY TWO: Arlington National Cemetery

(including a Wreath Laying Ceremony at The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier) Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

National Gallery of Art Iwo Jima Memorial

Ghost Tour of Old Town Alexandria



DAY THREE: Washington Monument WW2 Memorial

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument Tour of The U.S. Capitol

The Lincoln Memorial, The Vietnam Memorial The Korean Memorial Jefferson Memorial



DAY FOUR: Tour of the White House (Subject to Ticket Availability) Ford's Theatre

Lunch (Included) at The Hard Rock Café National Archives

National Portrait Gallery



DAY FIVE: Visit Mt. Vernon Drive home to Morehead



The price of the trip includes ALL expenses for the trip…including food, travel, lodging, tickets to attractions, and spending money. Payments will need to be on a monthly schedule.


The cost per person will depend on how many people sign up for the trip. A large part of the cost of the trip is the bus and the cost of the bus depends on how many seats are taken on that bus.


Other expenses that need to be divided among the group are things like guide services and chaperone costs. I have tried to overestimate everything.




Payment plan will be 7 payments (plus deposit) February, March, April, May, June, July, August



Yes. There are full and half scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on need along with teacher recommendations.




You must pay a $125 deposit (per person) by February 15th so that we can plan a specific amount of how much you will owe for the trip. If you are awarded a ½ scholarship, your deposit is $75.


You pay the deposit in Infinite Campus’ Parent Portal. Look for School Store. Please use a credit or debit card. Electronic checks cost us more to process.





PLEASE sign up for REMIND texts by texting the code @rcdctrip24 to 81010

Trip Coordinator: Kristen Hood,


*If interested in applying for a scholarship please reach out through REMIND 101 and I will gladly send you the LINK.


FUNDRAISING – the more we make on our fundraisers, the more help you get with the cost of the trip for your student!


Yard Sale August 3rd (Saturday) 7am-4? *RCMS Cafeteria

Bingo - Hoping for an August Date (or one that cancels) 5:00-10:00 *I need 10 volunteers ADDITIONAL NOTES

1. Your child must be in good standing at school in order to attend the trip (attendance, grades, behavior).

2. LICE CHECKS will be done the week before the trip. No child may attend if they have Lice or Nits.

3. A negative COVID test may be required to attend the trip - final details regarding this policy will be shared in Sept.

4. This trip may be canceled due to unforeseen events. In the event that we are unable to take the trip, every effort will be made to reschedule it.


If you are forced to cancel your trip for some reason, every effort will be made to refund to you the maximum amount of money. However, as we get closer to the trip, we will be spending money on tickets, reservations, etc. A full refund may not be possible depending on the date.  

Aaron Combs, Head Teacher



Melanie Rogers

Anthony Kidd


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