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Recent News & Events

The Harlan County Public School District is excited about all of the opportunities available to our students, employees and community as a whole. We hope that you will join us as we celebrate the successes of our Schools, Programs, and District and ask that you become involved in the education of our children. Below and on our News page you will find a number of publications that will reflect the hard work and dedication of everyone involved.

- Superintendent, school board honor youth program director, participants
- County students perform in All-Festival Choirs
- School District Implements Custodial Inspection Program; Cawood Elementary Takes Top Honors in Inaugural Score, Evarts Second
- Black Mountain Elementary School kindergarten through second grade teachers dress as storybook characters
- Keesley Baker, Firewise program coordinator with Kentucky Division of Forestry, and Smokey the Bear recently did a fire prevention program to students of Evarts Elementary School.
- Area Family Resource and Youth Service Centers recently sponsored Baby Fest 2017 at the Harlan Depot.
- Harlan County Board of Education Members Myra Mosley and Pam Sheffield participate in the Kentucky School Boards Association regional meeting at the Corbin Center recently.
- Harlan County School Nutrition lunchroom managers and district staff have a new refrigeration truck that was recently purchased to provide important back up freezer protection during periods of extended power outages, mechanical malfunctions of lunchroom equipment and for the safe transportation of foods within the district.
- Ms. Megan Donahue’s 5th Grade Reading  Students at Cumberland Elementary recently took part in a peer leadership project entitled, “We Are All Wonders.”
- The Evarts Elementary School Library hosted a Pumpkin Book Character Contest! This fun project allowed students and teachers to collaborate, design, and create their favorite character(s) from a fictional book using pumpkins.
- The students at Cumberland Elementary attended the "Remix" program recently.
- Harlan County Schools Superintendent Brent Roark recently presented awards to the district's nine schools for their students' performance on the KPREP assessment.


Bus Driver Application Food Service Application
Certified Application Substitute Teacher Application
Classified Application More (Home Hospital, etc.)
Handbooks: Miscellaneous:
Code of Conduct Certified Salary Scale
Employee Handbook  
HCHS Student Handbook  


  • Brent Roark - Superintendent

    Welcome to the Harlan County Public School District web site. We hope that you find it to be resourceful as you explore all that our school system has to offer. As always, we encourage you to play an active role in the lives and education of our children. Please feel free to contact us with questions and/or comments about our District and how you can make a difference.


Our Mission is to empower ALL STUDENTS for the choices and challenges of the 21st Century.


We accept the responsibility of providing a quality education to ensure that each student regardless of gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic or physically challenged status, has the opportunity to develop their abilities to the highest level.

We embrace the goals set forth in the Kentucky Education Reform Act: expecting high achievement from all students; commitment from the community, parents, faculty, staff and administrators placing emphasis on the relating education of real life experiences resulting in smooth transition into adulthood; and providing a risk free, caring, safe environment.


November 22, 2017
- Flexible PD for Teachers, No School for Students

November 23 & 24, 2017
- No School for Students or Teachers

December 20, 2017 - January 2, 2018
- Christmas Vacation

January 3, 2018
- Students and Teachers Return from Christmas Break

January 15, 2018
- Martin Luther King Day, No School for Students or Teachers

April 2 - April 6, 2018
- Spring Break (Possible Make-Up Days)


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