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Technology is a focal point for Bullitt County Schools this year

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BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) - Bullitt County Schools Superintendent Keith Davis has a message for students heading back to school: "Be ready, be excited, be ready to learn."

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 is the first day of school for the 13,000 students who attend Bullitt County schools.

Davis' first priority is improving academic achievement. The past four years, the state has given Bullitt County a "proficient" rating. Davis wants that improved to "distinguished."

To help achieve that, teachers are adopting the "thinking focused classroom model."

Students in grades 6 through 12 will get their own Google Chrome laptops. The school district paid for the computers.

There are also major renovations planned for Bullitt Lick Middle School. The $11 million project begins in September.

"It will be an addition of a gymnasium, renovation of the library. It's going to be a brand new school essentially just with the current shell," said Superintendent Davis.

The district also has a new partnership with Bellarmine University. Bullitt County pays for a third of a teacher's masters degree. The goal is to recruit and keep the best teachers.

Davis added about the partnership, "We'll get great teachers who know their stuff, who are master level teachers at a much earlier time, and we think by recruiting our local graduates they'll fit right in with us."

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