Christian County School System Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill highlighted some of the achievements and challenges in the district during her State of the Schools address Tuesday morning.
Gemmill told chamber members and other community leaders at the eye opener breakfast that Christian County is facing an all-time low for percentage of children who are prepared to begin kindergarten.
Behavior issues are another obstacle and Gemmill notes those problems are often a symptom of factors at home.
She noted that both middle schools have reduced the number of students scoring in the novice category in all four areas of testing. That was just one achievement among many she announced from the last year.
Kelly Martin was presented with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his work with Junior Achievement for a fourth consecutive year and he challenged everyone to make a difference in a young person’s life.
The Christian County High School Concert Choir and Indian Hills Elementary School choir received a standing ovation for a performance together to begin the morning.