Paducah Public Schools

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A new billboard in a western Kentucky town calls for the termination of a local school district superintendent after an old photo of the school official in blackface resurfaced.

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Holiday light displays are spread out across Bob Noble park in Paducah, Kentucky, lighting up the barren trees at night for the community to drive by. The park has long been a gathering place for the small city, with performances at an amphitheater and swimming during the summer.

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The Paducah Board of Education after about two hours of private deliberation in executive session directed Superintendent Donald Shively to take 40 days of unpaid leave for “additional training, education, and community involvement.”

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The Paducah Public Schools Board of Education called a special meeting for this afternoon to talk in a private executive session and then take action on “personnel” matters, following more than a month of community protests, emotional public commentary, and other closed discussions by the board surrounding a resurfaced blackface photo of Superintendent Donald Shively.

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The Paducah Public Schools Board of Education heard emotional public commentary at a special meeting Monday evening about a blackface photo of Superintendent Donald Shively that resurfaced last month, many criticizing Shively and some supporting him. 

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Paducah Public Schools has announced the district is extending virtual learning through Thanksgiving break. 

Paducah Public Schools To Move To All-Virtual Instruction

Nov 5, 2020
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Paducah Public Schools in a release Thursday said the district will move to all-virtual instruction starting Friday, as recommended by the Purchase District Health Department.

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Dozens protested at Paducah Tilghman High School on Sunday calling on Paducah Public Schools Superintendent Donald Shively to resign, following more than a week of community unrest after a past photo of Shively in blackface surfaced online.

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  Paducah Public Schools are considering moving to all-virtual instruction with McCracken County’s incidence rate for COVID-19 spread is at a “critical” level, according to the state. 

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  Paducah Public Schools in a release Tuesday said Paducah Middle School football players are quarantining after potentially being exposed to a positive COVID-19 case during a recent game. 

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