Powell County Schools


Michael Tate


Powell County Schools

Superintendent Comments


Nov 9, 2015


First I would like to take this time to welcome new board member Kim Hall to the Powell County Board of Education.  Looking forward to working and serving with Ms. Hall on meeting student needs in Powell County. 

School and district staffs are working very diligent to continue with growth, improvement, and implementation of initiatives from Kentucky Department of Education.  This year KDE has focused on equity and novice reduction. School and district staffs are focusing on updating and revising each Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) and the Comprehensive District Improvement Plan (CDIP).  We will continue with the work on reviewing and revising the CDIP at a community stakeholders meeting after the first of the year.    

Please visit the following sites for detailed information on data for the Powell County Schools.

Tell Survey:    http://www.tellkentucky.org/results

School Report Cards:  http://applications.education.ky.gov/SRC/


(Add-On):  11/9/15 @ Board of Education Meeting

Mr. Tate expressed his deepest sympathy to the family of Jaren Reed who recently passed away in a car accident.  He asked all those in attendance to keep his family in their thoughts and prayers.  "It is a tragedy in our community and for our school system.  This is a great loss.  I am glad that we cancelled school to allow our students to support the family and to attend the funeral.  There was such a great student presence at the funeral, almost 200 students, and it just shows you how much Jaren meant to the student body and how much he will be missed.."