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Carroll County school board honored this month

(Jan. 4, 2022) – As Kentucky observes School Board Recognition Month in January, the Carroll County School District is joining in the celebration.


Carolyn Jones, Gwen Chapman, Corey Groseclose, D'anne Smith, and Rob Spenneberg are among the more than 850 school board members in the state’s 171 local school districts being recognized this month for their service.

Board approves 2022-2023 school calendar

The Carroll County Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 school calendar at its December 16 meeting.

Lawson to direct district special education Holly Jenkins Lawson

Carrollton, Ky. - December 14, 2021 - Holly Jenkins Lawson will be the new director of special education in the Carroll County School District as of December 20. Lawson comes to the district with experience in a variety of special education and guidance counseling positions, including experience at Carroll County Middle School. Lawson is beginning her time as director of special education midyear after Wayne Sizemore, current director for the district, took a position as the superintendent of the Jackson Independent School District.

Supt. Osborne announces retirement

Carrollton, Ky. - Dec. 13, 2021 - Superintendent Danny Osborne has announced that he will be retiring at the end of this school year, June 30, 2022. Osborne has served as the Carroll County School District superintendent since 2018. In the coming weeks, the Carroll County Board of Education will begin the process of hiring a new superintendent. The board will announce additional information about that process when it is available.

Updated COVID-19 Test-to-Stay Testing Program

As a part of our efforts to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep our schools open for in-person learning and involvement in student activities, we will continue the COVID-19 Test-to-Stay Testing Program for students and staff of Carroll County Schools, which has been updated to include sports and all other school-related activities.

Mask requirement changes to recommendation on Nov. 29

Beginning November 29, masks will be recommended — but not required — in the Carroll County School District. This will apply to all students, staff and visitors. This rule will remain in effect as long as the Covid-19 positivity rate for the school district remains below 1%. In the event that the positivity rate for the school district rises above 1%, masks will once again be required.


For more information, please see this letter from Superintendent Danny Osborne. (Spanish translation)

Masks still required

In order to fight the spread of Covid-19, masks are still required in the Carroll County School District. This applies to all individuals — students, staff, and visitors — regardless of whether those individuals are vaccinated or unvaccinated. This rule applies inside all district buildings, schools, and buses.


We appreciate your support as we continue to work through this pandemic together.

Seamless Summer Option

Carroll County Schools will be participating in the Seamless Summer Option of National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. 


As part of this program, Kathryn Winn Primary, Cartmell Elementary, Carroll County Middle School and Carroll County High School will offer healthy meals every school day at NO COST to all enrolled students for school year 2021-2022. 


Students will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a household application. For more information, you may call Lisa Gault at 502-732-9362 or e-mail at


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Our Vision: "Carroll County Schools will provide a safe environment, focused on academics, where students will become leaders within home, school, and community."

Our Mission: "Preparing all students to pursue a healthy and productive life."




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