Mayfield Independent Schools

914 East College Street

Mayfield, KY. 42066

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WKEC Districts

About Us 

Founded in 1976, WKEC 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.

 Our Mission

To enhance innovative educational opportunities by engaging, equipping and empowering all.

Our Vision

To be a catalyst for our districts to transform their future through learning and collaboration.

We Believe...

  • 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.

Our Partners


Henderson County


Britney Smith is a 2005 graduate of


and the Executive Director at Habitat for Humanity. " I know how much support this community and my teachers gave me, and I hopefully want to be able to provide some of that support now.” #tellingourstoryKY

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


Hopkins County

We are excited to take part in the statewide #TellingOurStoryKy campaign that will showcase stories of public education! To learn more, go to #TeamHopkins

Union County

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!


Crittenden County

CCHS freshman Cutter Singleton had the opportunity of a lifetime recently when he joined one of the newest inductees of the Grand Ole Opry, Rhonda Vincent, at The Orange Blossom Opry in Florida. Read more at :


Murray Independent

"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. 


Fulton Independent

The Family Connection, Fulton Independent’s FRYSC, teamed up with Title One family engagement to give a book and a stuffed Bulldog to every student in grades K-3.  The program encourages students to read to their Bulldogs at home.  In addition, parents who send in photos of their children reading to the puppies are entered into a drawing for small prizes. 


“They (Scholastic) encourage reading to pets, so I thought ‘Let’s give our kids a pet of their own’,”  said Tracy Pulley, FRYSC Director. 


Ms. Pulley had $1000 and 90 students to cover. She found a community partner, Evans Drug of Fulton, who helped the district buy the stuffed animals at a wholesale price.  Students and parents have responded well to the program. One grandparent sent in a video of her granddaughter reading to her bulldog; many sent photos of their children reading in the car, on the couch, in bed. Parent, Julie Boyd, said her kindergartener couldn't wait to "come home and warm up her dog and look at her book!"


“(The stuffed Bulldogs) serve as both comfort objects and reading inspiration,” said Pulley. “The Bulldogs can be warmed in a microwave and they smell like lavender. In a stressful school year, they’re perfect.”