Founded in 1976, West Kentucky Educational Cooperative currently serves 26 rural school districts in far western Kentucky. These districts – which include 80 elementary schools, 34 middle schools, and 30 high schools – represent 70,000 students and more than 5,600 certified staff members.
WKEC is one of eight educational cooperatives formed by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1976 to optimize district expenditures for goods and services. Since that time, WKEC's services – provided by a staff of 60 – have expanded to include teacher professional development, administrator training, special and adult education, grant writing, and unified purchasing.
To enhance innovative educational opportunities by engaging, equipping and empowering all.
Students are our primary concern and ultimate customers.
The unique educational environment in each individual district is enhanced by cooperation.
Lifelong learning enhances the quality of life.
Service is the reason for our existence.
Sharing information is an important tool for understanding.
Education is fundamental to a democratic way of life.
The entire community benefits from and has a responsibility to the educational process.
People working together produce the best result.
To be a catalyst for our districts to transform their future through learning and collaboration.
Christian County Schools
It's Inauguration Day & the man behind the inauguration ceremony is HHS graduate Eugene Poole! Eugene works in the Office of the Capitol Architect & handles some of the most important projects for our country! Let's hear it HHS Class of '78! #tellingourstoryKY
"The power of public schools is evident in the relationships that evolve between students, faculty and staff.” Jim Baurer.
MISD Facilities Director, Jim Baurer, attended a small Illinois Public school system (grade school 1-8) and high school (9-12). There were only 42 in his senior class. A highlight for Baurer was the annual pancake and sausage supper fundraiser. Held each year beginning at noon and running until late evening, with specialty booths and a full meal. The event was attended by students, faculty, staff, parents, as well as volunteers. “This was the major fundraiser event for our grade school and was very successful each year. Everyone worked together to make this event an ongoing success.”
Baurer said the most important aspect of his public education was the opportunity to become friends and work with students from a variety of backgrounds.
We are celebrating National School Counseling Week! Our Union County Middle School Guidance Counselors Mendi Wyatt and Abby Mason know there is power in public education!