The following letter was published originally in the Kenton Times.

Dear KCS Community,

     I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your current support of our students and staff.  We are very fortunate to live in a community that truly cares about their school system.  Many individuals and businesses continue to give of their time, talents and resources on behalf of our students.  Another huge example of the support provided is the incredible Kenton Elementary School.  If you have not taken the time, please contact the office to schedule a tour of that building.  In my new role as superintendent, I get the opportunity to walk the hallways and step into the classrooms to see the fantastic learning environment.  As you walk in the front door, you will notice a quality combination of natural and LED lighting that supports optimal learning. The comfort of healthy air systems provide consistent temperatures that enhance learning and offer air conditioning during those times when student attention is disrupted by high temperatures. When walking by the classrooms, you can see large SMARTboards being supported by an impressive room sound system that allows every child to hear regardless of where they sit. Our elementary students truly have one of the most awesome school buildings in the state and ALL of our KES students have access to all of the same areas throughout that facility.

     These are just a few of the incredible experiences our elementary students get to enjoy every day they attend school. I am writing this letter to ask that together we help provide that same learning environment for our middle and high school students.  We are very excited about the possibilities that can be designed into a new building that will support all students. I could write pages describing how a new building will improve our kids’ safety/security, health, career preparedness, attendance, equal access to facilities, opportunities in the performing arts, and much more. I could also go into detail about research that evidences staff efficiency/retention, business/industry attraction, and the expansion of educational resources in new buildings.  However, I believe most of us realize the great potential this opportunity brings for our kids.  So, I’ll skip paragraphs of additional information and just remind the voters that the state has committed close to 30 million dollars to help us make this happen now.  Please consider helping us take advantage of those funds and build something special for generations of Kenton graduates to come.  VOTE YES KCS. For the future. For us all.


Chad Thrush


Kenton City Schools