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Keela Milner
· February 23, 2018
I went to this school system my whole life. Later worked for the school system. I have no clue where all the 1 star ratings are coming from. Harrison Co cares about our children, after all that's what... we need in today's world! 5 star from me. See More
Edward Burns
· February 16, 2018
Harrison County Schools are great institutions of learning, I truly feel the administration, teachers, and staff have every intention towards the well being of our children's education, health, and ge...neral well being!
I also understand that there is downfalls in the operation as in any aspect of business wether it be schools, factories, stores, ect... Even during these downfalls I still truly believe the Harrison County Board of Education has always and still has the best of intentions towards our children. Working together as Parents, Faculty, And Community is the way to build strong and educated children.
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Lori Westfall
· December 9, 2017
So thankful, especially on days like today, to be part of this school system. Everyone has the safety of the students first. Sorry the girls missed their game tonight, but thankful for the decision t...o call off. The last place they needed to be tonight is on a school bus on these roads. See More
Trudy Ann Kelly
· August 2, 2017
I have nieces and nephews in the schools but no kids Its a great school system and I was a sub teacher for some years and I loved my job I had. Everyone from the principals to the teachers to the a...ids and all at the central office treated me so sweetly. I miss my sub days. :) See More
Gareth Yarnell
· March 12, 2018
I love it they give good food and education they give you time to finish your stuff that you have to work on
Adrianna Hofmann
· February 12, 2018
This school has a no bullying policy people commit suicide BC of this
Amanda Marshall
· April 27, 2016
My daughter attends Eastside and I couldn't be happier with the principal and the staff. They make me feel as if the children are their kids too! Safety is important to them and communication, as well... as a great education. See More
Garrett Sanchez
· January 7, 2018
Cancel school tomorrow look at the weather we don't need this
Hallie Clough
· December 10, 2014
I thought that two school days with 300+ kids absent due to sickness that the school would have to shut down for a couple days to clean? This was the second day, and I've been sick all week with this bug.
Dwana Tolbert Dye
· February 23, 2017
Love Harrison County Schools! Moved here from Lexington and so glad! Westside is such an amazing school! The principal and teachers really have an invested interest in the students and care beyond the... classroom. HCMS- Mrs. Julie Lucky! Need I say more? See More
Donna Gayle Northcutt
March 17, 2013
Barlow was covered and only on set of tracks on it at 6pm. Stratton slushy slick!!! Not sure if it will melt over night but an hour delay would make sense
Logan Lusby
March 17, 2013
My road is terrible! We couldn't even go over 5 mph without slippin and slidin, an if my bus thinks it can get to my house it's got another thing coming!!!
William J. Houston
· May 19, 2017
Re-think your attendance policy! It's rude and lacks the comment to building family values!!!
April Kennedy
· March 19, 2014
OK just got the call for 8th grade parents about the registration times. You only gave TWO times yet said there are THREE available. 9am and 1pm are not real great times for day shift workers so how a parent BE THERE if you dont allow us a 2nd shift time slot? See More
Stephanie Kelly
· November 18, 2016
The video of that teacher taking the mic away from that little boy is absolutely horrid. She shouldn't be allowed to work with kids, she doesn't deserve it. "We thought the program was over"...I think... not. Shame on her and this school district for allowing her to have a job another day. I think everyone should be mean to her for being over weight and wear a bag over her head because she is a disturbing human. Shame on everyone in that room that laughed and did nothing. His parents probably feel helpless. I have nothing nice to say about this school or ANY teacher who works there. See More
Justin Asbury
· March 24, 2016
I have never seen a school system with such disrespectful staff.
Shane Bussell
January 16, 2013
Just was wondering why the strobe lights placed on school buses as a safety feature are not used in Harrison County.. Every other county uses them... Just was wondering the reason why?
Kendra Fizette
· January 8, 2015
I love middle school besides the uniforms and I agree with Andrew Nickerson there is a lot of people still sick and I think they should get better so it doesn't count against their attendance
Crystal Earls
March 25, 2013
My road is getting pretty bad! I would like for my kids to come home now before it gets worse!
Heather Spencer
· February 9, 2016
it has snowed for a while and they didn't send the students home and now we're stuck. and it's also very dangerous

Attention 2018 Graduates! Tuesday, March 20 is the last day to order caps and gowns through Balfour! If you have any questions, call HCHS at 859-234-7117.

The Harrison County School District would like to thank the Kentucky State Police and their K-9 Unit, and the Harrison County Sheriff's Department for their visit to Harrison County Middle School and Harrison County High School today.


Harrison County Schools will observe a Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Day on Monday, March 12th. Students should complete work for NTI Day 8 from their NTI packets.

Harrison County Schools appreciates the excellent work relationship with Harrison County Sheriff's Department, Cynthiana Police Department, and Cynthiana Fire Department. All three agencies have increased their presence in our buildings. We thank them for their help as we strive to maintain a safe school environment.

Due to current weather and road conditions, Harrison County Schools will be on a 2 hour delay on Friday, February 23. If conditions worsen overnight, the situation will be reevaluated.

Due to high water, Harrison County Schools will observe a Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Day on Thursday, February 22. Students should complete assignments for NTI Day 7 from their NTI packets.

Per our school calendar, Harrison County Schools will be in session on Monday, February 19th, in order to make up one day missed.

There will be no school in Harrison County on Monday, February 12. We will observe a Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Day. Students should complete assignments for NTI Day 6 from their NTI packets.

Due to weather conditions, there will be no school in Harrison County on Wednesday, February 7th.

Due to icy road conditions, there will be no school in Harrison County on Monday, February 5th.

School was cancelled in Harrison County today due to inclement weather in the northeastern part of the county.

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There will be no school in Harrison County on Friday, February 2nd.

New Kentucky requirements for your child's shots are in place for the 2018-2019 school year. Please review now, because there is a very strict timeline for when your child will need to get his or her shots. Informational letters concerning these changes were sent home earlier this month. Please see Harrison County Schools website for links to information by school level (elementary, middle, high).

On Thursday evening, January 25, 2018 at approximately 11 p.m., school officials received word from the Cynthiana Police Department, of an alleged threat of violence at Harrison County High School, which would take place on Friday afternoon, January 26, 2018. At the time of ascertaining this information, the police were actively investigating this threat.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Friday, January 26, school officials were informed by the Cynthiana Police Department that investigation had been completed and the alleged threat was deemed “not credible.” Based upon that information, a decision was made by Superintendent Dotson, after consultation with school administrators and the board attorney, to move forward with school on Friday, January 26.

At approximately 5:45 a.m. an “all call” was made to parents of Harrison County students informing them of this situation. Since the threat was deemed “not credible” school would be in session.

On Friday, January 26, at approximately 6:45 a.m., while buses were in route and students were being picked up, school officials were informed by the police, that due to new information they had received, the above threat had now been reclassified as “credible” and the alleged perpetrator of the same was in custody. Since the suspect was in custody, school and the Cynthiana Police officials believed there was no viable concern or threat to students, therefore school would proceed.

At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Friday, January 26, school officials were informed by the Harrison County Sheriff’s office of an entirely different threat involving different individuals and different circumstances. This threat involved students at the High School, but did not mention the school in any manner. The sheriff’s office deemed this threat to be credible. As of 8:30, the alleged perpetrator of this threat had not been apprehended. Although there was no indication that this threat would take place at school, since it did involve Harrison County High School students, as a precautionary measure, the school was placed on lockdown to allow the Police and Sheriff time to locate the perpetrator of this threat.

At approximately 9:11 a.m. on Friday, January 26, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department informed the school that the alleged perpetrator of the second threat was also in custody. The lockdown was then lifted.

Please keep in mind that all decisions in this matter were based upon the best information available to school and law enforcement officials at the time those decisions were made. The safety of each and every Harrison County School student was and is our utmost concern. Due to the chronology of events outlined above, a great deal of confusion and concern has undoubtedly occurred. We apologize for the same.

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Any student who is absent on Friday, January 26th will be given an excused absence.

At approximately 8:45 a.m., the Sheriff's Department was made aware of a separate incident involving a threat from one high school student to another high school student. The high school was put on lockdown and remained on lockdown until it was determined that neither student was in school and the student making threats was in police custody.