Welcome to Curriculum & Instruction!
The Woodford County Public Schools, in partnership with families and community, will provide challenging learning opportunities for all students, promote student growth and achievement, and prepare students to strive for excellence.
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
330 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, KY 40383
What will students in Woodford County Schools learn?
Woodford County Schools Content White Papers:
MTSS FORMS - Woodford County Schools Employee Access Only
Woodford PLC Foundations & Planning Cycle
Woodford "Mock PLC Process" Presentation
WOODFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS COMPREHENSIVE DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT PLAN
2019 Comprehensive District Improvement Plan
2020 Comprehensive District Improvement Creation Process with Notes and Links
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Kindergarten Early Entry
Woodford County Schools works to serve the needs of students in the community beginning with ensuring students are provided the best foundation for success. To be eligible for Early Entry, with early entry being defined as a student who does not meet the age requirements as designated in KRS, a student must meet the following guidelines and follow the process described:
Student must turn 5 on or before December 31 of the Kindergarten Entry Year.
Application submitted expressing desire to be screened for Early Entry prior to June 1 preceding the year of entry.
Demonstrate general academic readiness through meeting the criteria of “Kindergarten Ready” on academic measures using the BRIGANCE© kindergarten screen.
Score in the 90th percentile or above on all 5 areas of the Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning™, Fourth Edition. (DIAL™-4 five areas: Concepts; Motor; Language; Self-Help; Social-Emotional)
Guardians complete a conference with district official to ensure full awareness of all known factors related to the guardian decision to pursue early entry.
Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year the entry age for students eligible for kindergarten changes to the student being 5 years old by August 1; whereas it previously was October 1.
Per KRS 158.030:
Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, any child who is five (5) years of age, or who may become five (5) years of age by August 1, may enter a primary school program, as defined in KRS 158.031.
Each local school board shall adopt a policy to permit a parent or guardian to petition the board to allow a student to attend public school who does not meet the age requirements of subsection (1) or (2) of this section. The policy shall include an evaluation process that will help determine a student's readiness for school.
The Kentucky Department of Education provides additional guidance regarding eligibility for early entry:
The local school board should develop a process that is consistent with Kentucky’s school readiness definition and ensures children who are not age-eligible for kindergarten demonstrate readiness in all developmental domains (e.g., approaches to learning, health and physical well-being, language and communication development, social and emotional development, cognitive and general knowledge).
The process should include multiple measures of child’s readiness for school. Multiple measures and sources are essential to making the best decision and are best practice. These measures include, but are not limited to the following: parent observation and input ; valid and reliable, research-based assessment of all early childhood domains; A list of general characteristics of children with high potential; common kindergarten readiness assessment (BRIGANCE© kindergarten screen).
“The Woodford Way”
Woodford County Schools believes that a clear communication of values allows for a consistent manner in which all individuals in the district work to meet the needs of students. This consistency makes Woodford County Schools a great place for adults to work, a system the community takes pride in, and an environment of excellence for students to learn in. “The Woodford Way” encompasses five foundational behaviors of all individuals working to meet the needs of students in Woodford County Schools. “The Woodford Way” is...
Expecting continuous individual and collective growth to meet high standards
Serving the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of every child
Valuing, empowering, supporting and celebrating all stakeholders
Making decisions with high levels of integrity and in the best interest of students.
Collaborating to maximize success.
The Woodford County Public Schools believes these core values are an essential foundation to achieving the mission of the district.
P artnership – The Woodford County Public Schools will foster respectful, honest and caring relationships among students, families, staff and the community. We will establish a collaborative effort by all to achieve our common mission.
R espect – The Woodford County Public Schools will show consideration for all. We will seek to understand and accept our students’ diverse needs while maintaining high expectations.
I ntegrity – The Woodford County Public Schools is committed to making decisions based on what is best for students. We will have the courage to do what is right.
D etermination – The Woodford County Public Schools will serve our students with an intentional purpose and tireless focus on student achievement. We are committed to preparing our students for productive citizenship.
E xcellence – the Woodford County Public Schools is dedicated to achieving the highest standard in all that we do. Each employee will provide exemplary service to support student achievement.
We, the Board of Education and all employees, recognize that education is a lifelong process. Woodford County Schools continually strive to improve the instructional programs and to make the schools more successful and safer places for our students.
Therefore, the instructional program shall provide:
1. Opportunities for developing the individual potentialities represented in the wide range of differences among pupils, and
2. A common fund of knowledge, values, and skills vital to the welfare of the individual and nation.