September 1, 2014

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Pendleton County School district moving ahead in a new educational direction

By Debbie Dennie, Editor

The Falmouth Outlook recently received a letter-to-the-editor from a Campbell County resident. The article was titled "In Who's Best Interest" it is that the Pendleton County School District fund the PhD of Superintendent Anthony Strong. It is the policy of this newspaper that when a letter to the editor is received that complains, criticizes a person, organization, etc. that the other side have the opportunity to respond to those accusations in the same issue of the newspaper. That is what has been done this week.

You can go to the opinion page in this issue to see the school board's response to the letter.

"After reading the letter over I decided to look into the questions the writer and others here have," said Falmouth Outlook Editor Debbie Dennie. "I called the central board office and talked with Superintendent Strong about the issues and a meeting was set up with myself, Pendleton County School Board Chairman Mark Ross and Superintendent Strong on February 27 to learn more about this Executive Doctoral Program (Ed.D.) and to talk about the professional development opportunities it can offer the school district.

In December of 2012 Pendleton County School Superintendent Anthony Strong told me that Northern Kentucky University Dean Mark Wasicsko sent him an e-mail inviting him to a meeting on campus to learn more about the Executive Doctoral Program the university had put together. After listening to what all was involved in the two-and-a-half year program Strong's decision was that he would participate in the program if his school board was interested in doing so.