Standing Room only: Knox School Board Meeting

November 2, 2014

Jesse D. Lay Elementary students opened the Knox County Board of Education's meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance, after which they were recognized for being Knox County's First Proficient School and obtaining an 80th percentile in Kentucky.

Jesse D. Lay Elementary students opened the Knox County Board of Education’s meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance, after which they were recognized for being Knox County’s First Proficient School and obtaining an 80th percentile in Kentucky.

By David Stewart


Seating was a premium at the October Knox School Board meeting. The ever-present school board members had to share the stage with very large attendance trophies, several certificates and some sizable checks.

Jesse D. Lay School was on display most of the night. The school’s kindergarten class started the evening with a focused reciting of America’s pledge of allegiance. The group then demonstrated Steven Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Successful People.” They showed the most excitement during the “sharpening the saw” segment. These “Seven Habits” have had a tremendous effect with the culture of the Lay School. They have become the first school in Knox County to achieve State “Proficiency.”

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