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Teaching Touches Lives

Tie Dye Project.
UK GEAR UP Trip
GEAR UP Community Service Project.
Student Reading Project
Scholarship Award Recipients

Recent News & Events

The Harlan County Public School District is excited about all of the opportunities available to our students, employees and community as a whole. We hope that you will join us as we celebrate the successes of our Schools, Programs, and District and ask that you become involved in the education of our children. Below and on our News page you will find a number of publications that will reflect the hard work and dedication of everyone involved.

- An oil painting of the late Harlan County Schools Superintendent James A. Cawood was presented recently to James A. Cawood Elementary School Principal John Carter for display at his school.

Resources

Applications:  
Please visit our Employment page for information regarding Certified and Classified employment including job postings, applications, required documents and more!
Employment Checklist Cert. Substitute Teacher App.
Bus Driver Application Classified Application
Certified Teacher Application  
   
Handbooks: Miscellaneous:
Code of Conduct Bus Routes
Employee Handbook Certified Salary Scale
HCHS Student Handbook  


Welcome!

  • Brent Roark - Superintendent

    Welcome to the Harlan County Public School District web site. We hope that you find it to be resourceful as you explore all that our school system has to offer. As always, we encourage you to play an active role in the lives and education of our children. Please feel free to contact us with questions and/or comments about our District and how you can make a difference.

Mission

Our Mission is to empower ALL STUDENTS for the choices and challenges of the 21st Century.

Vision

We accept the responsibility of providing a quality education to ensure that each student regardless of gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic or physically challenged status, has the opportunity to develop their abilities to the highest level.

We embrace the goals set forth in the Kentucky Education Reform Act: expecting high achievement from all students; commitment from the community, parents, faculty, staff and administrators placing emphasis on the relating education of real life experiences resulting in smooth transition into adulthood; and providing a risk free, caring, safe environment.

Kentucky School Bus Monitoring

The Kentucky School Bus Monitoring training is available online and can be accessed directly at https://youtu.be/w5MDcujZLCw and also via the Harlan County Public Schools Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOxT05E75itlsNv6rErgS7Q.

Calendar

Be sure to review the Harlan County Schools Calendar to keep up with important dates and information.

September 3 - Labor Day Holiday, No School for Students or Teachers

Accessibility

When using a screen reader to access documents such as .pdf’s on the District and individual school websites, please note that you might have to refresh your screen in order for the material to be processed.

If you are using JAWS, please press the JAWS key along with Escape.  For NVDA, press the NVDA key along with  Escape. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us.