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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.

- In a ceremony marked by the traditional lighting of candles, the Harlan County High School Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 57 new members.  
- Congratulations to Harlan County High School junior Kylie Royce on being select Grand Champion in the 2017 Pam Holcomb Memorial Storytelling Showcase.
- Cumberland Elementary School kindergarten and first grade students participated in a fire safety activity recently.  
- While studying about the five senses, Kindergarten students in Mrs. Megan Saylor's class at Cumberland Elementary School participated in a popcorn sensory activity
- Kindergarten Students at Cumberland Elementary made pizzas after reading the story "Pizza at Sally's" and studying about jobs. 
- Kindergarten students at Cumberland Elementary school visited Hillview Stables Pumpkin Patch on Oct.3rd. 
- Recently Mrs. Megan Saylor’s Kindergarten class at Cumberland Elementary participated in a pumpkin investigation
Halloween Art and Pumpkin Display at the Harlan Center
Reading Night at Green Hills Elementary


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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