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Clay County Public Schools


Please click on the following link for the 2021-2022 School Calendar

Notice of Destruction of Special Education and 504 Records

In accordance with District procedures and records retention guidelines, the following Special Education and 504 records housed at Clay County Public Schools will be destroyed: Special Education Due Process records or 504 records for students who attended any Clay County public school and who were born between January 1, 1992 through December 31, 1998.  Parties desiring a copy of his or her records before destruction must contact Missy Roberts, Federal Program Coordinator at 606-598-2168 no later than August 31, 2021.  These records will be destroyed in September 2021.





If you have a child that will be 5 between August 1 and December 1 of the school year entrance they may qualify for Early Entrance into Kindergarten. 

An application for early entrance testing must be submitted in writing to the Superintendent/designee prior to June 1 of the proposed entry school year.

Within forty-five (45) calendar days, the instructional supervisor will initiate the evaluation process, which will begin with the administration of a Brigance Screener by District personnel.

The child must be 5 between August 1 and October 1 of the school year entrance and obtain a total score of 80 or higher on the screener to be considered for early entrance.

Depending upon the results of the screening, the student may or may not be asked to participate in further assessments.  Additional testing and data may include but not be limited to:

  • Cognitive Assessments
  • Academic Achievement Testing
  • Behavior Observations
  • Parent/student interviews
  • Data from prior settings

An Evaluation Team (that may consist of the District instructional supervisor, preschool coordinator, speech pathologist, school psychologist, gifted and talented coordinator, kindergarten teachers and school Principal for which the petition is being requested) will review the screening and assessment results and make a recommendation to the Superintendent by July 1.

Considerations for early entrance may include availability of space and funding. Please contact Judy K. Smith or Melissa Roberts at 606-598-2168 at Clay County Board of Education if you have a child that you would to have considered for Early Kindergarten Entrance. 










Title IX



Renee Smith, Coordinator

Clay County Board of Education
128 Richmond Rd.
Manchester, KY 40962

(606) 598-2168


Equal Employment Opportunity


Equal Educational Opportunity


Title IX Sexual Harassment/Discrimination


Title IX Grievance Procedures


Title IX Training Materials

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Community Resources

The community is an integral part of the education of a child.  We ascribe to the philosophy that it truly "takes a village to raise a child".  Having strong community partnerships is essential to our school district's success, and we too want to be a good partner with our local partners in order to move our entire county forward.

Click Below to Access Each Resource:
Manchester Memorial Hospital

Clay County Public Library

EKU Manchester Campus

Government Resources

Kentucky Legislature

Kentucky Department of Education

Kentucky Council for Postsecondary Education 

Kentucky Center for School Safety 

Federal Census Bureau



Preschool Application 2021-2022

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KCEOC Head Start & Clay County Preschool Applications

2021/2022 School Year for 3 and 4 Year Olds

For All Head Start and Clay Preschool Locations

Children who are 3 or 4 including children with special needs by August 1, 2021 are eligible for Head Start

Children who are 4 by August 1, 2021 or are 3 with a disability are eligible for Preschool



Applications are available on our CCPS website and at CCBOE, each Elementary School, Paces Creek Head Start and Island Creek Head Start.  All applications must have proof of income in order to be complete.

Completed applications can be dropped off at Clay County Board of Education, Paces Creek or Island Creek Head Start Centers, or any elementary school.

Application Deadline is May 31, 2021


Within the first 30 days of school the following information is needed:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Physical exam
  • Immunization Certificate
  • Eye Exam
  • Dental Exam
  • Social Security Card (optional)


We encourage all children to apply for KCEOC Head Start/Clay County Preschool, including children that are homeless and children with disabilities

Program determination is based on income eligibility. Homeless Children are given priority. Transportation services will be provided when possible.

For more information please call: CCBOE 598-2168, Island Creek H.S. 598-3659, Paces Creek H.S. 598-6096


Seamless Summer Option of National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program

Clay County Board of Education will be participating in the Seamless Summer Option of National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.  As part of this program, all Clay County Public Schools will offer healthy meals every school day at NO COST to all enrolled students.   Clay County Elementary Schools will also offer meals to all children age 18 and younger (including children not enrolled) for school year 2021/2022.  Students and all community children age 18 and younger will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a household application.

Children 18 and younger not enrolled or not attending school in-person can pick meals up at any of the following locations when school is in session, Monday – Friday 10:15-10:30:

Big Creek Elementary, Burning Springs Elementary, Goose Rock Elementary, Hacker Elementary, Manchester Elementary, Oneida Elementary and Paces Creek Elementary

For more information, you may call Melinda Nicholson at 606-598-2168 or e-mail at .


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

























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A strong family / school partnership is critically important to the success of the students of the Clay County Public Schools.  The staff of our school district are committed to making sure that we do all that we can do to help your students graduate from Clay County High School on time, be ready to go on to some type of postsecondary education, the workforce, or the military, and be college and career ready. 

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