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Clay County Public Schools



KCEOC Head Start & Clay County Preschool Applications

2022/2023 School Year for 3 and 4 Year Olds

For All Head Start and Clay Preschool Locations

Children who are 3 or 4 including children with special needs by August 1, 2022 are eligible for Head Start

Children who are 4 by August 1, 2022 or are 3 with a disability are eligible for Preschool



Applications are available on our CCPS website and at CCBOE, each Elementary School, Paces Creek Head Start and Island Creek Head Start.  All applications must have proof of income in order to be complete.

Completed applications can be dropped off at Clay County Board of Education, Paces Creek or Island Creek Head Start Centers, or any elementary school.

Application Deadline is May 15, 2022  Screeners will be by appointments. 5802


Within the first 30 days of school the following information is needed:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Physical exam
  • Immunization Certificate
  • Eye Exam
  • Dental Exam
  • Social Security Card (optional)


We encourage all children to apply for KCEOC Head Start/Clay County Preschool, including children that are homeless and children with disabilities

Program determination is based on income eligibility. Homeless Children are given priority. Transportation services will be provided when possible.

For more information please call: CCBOE 598-2168, Island Creek H.S. 598-3659, Paces Creek H.S. 598-6096


Below is the link for the Preschool application:


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Title IX



Renee Smith, Coordinator

Clay County Board of Education
128 Richmond Rd.
Manchester, KY 40962

(606) 598-2168


Equal Employment Opportunity


Equal Educational Opportunity


Title IX Sexual Harassment/Discrimination


Title IX Grievance Procedures


Title IX Training Materials

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Community Resources

Dual Credit Workshop

A Dual Credit information workshop for parents and students in grades 9-12.  This workshop will provide information that parents and students need to know about Dual Credit classes that CCHS offers.  The workshop will be held March 15 at 5:00 pm at the Clay County high school library.







We are excited to announce that the L. Stanley Pigman Scholarship application for the 2022-2023 academic year is officially open for all current high school seniors across 29 counties within the region. Applicants for this award must an upcoming graduate from a high school in one of the following counties: Bell, Breathitt, Carter, Clay, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Rockcastle, Whitley, and Wolfe. Additionally, applicants must be a first-generation student, meaning neither parent or guardian has earned a four-year degree. 

For more information or to apply, visit the “How to Apply” section located here. The deadline for submission is February 4, 2022. Applicants will complete the online application and are required to solicit two teacher recommendations. Applicants are asked to share the following link included in the application section with teachers. 

Also, available is the Robinson Scholarship, students interested in applying for the long-standing scholarship may apply online through the University of Kentucky’s ScholarshipUniverse portal located here:

Please encourage your current seniors to apply for ALL scholarships for which they are eligible, as this increases the likelihood of maximizing their financial aid award. Information regarding the Robinson Scholarship application for the 2022-2023 academic year coming soon.

For additional information on these opportunities, please refer them to our Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships website:  There, prospective students can view all scholarship opportunities as well as deadlines for applying.   


Please do not hesitate to follow up with Dr. Martina Martin at or 859-257-3532 with any questions.   





Martina A. Martin, Ed.D.


Associate Director

University of Kentucky

Student Success

First-Generation Student Services & 

Off-Campus Student Services

230 McVey Hall, 155 Graham Ave.

Lexington, KY 40506





The community is an integral part of the education of a child.  We ascribe to the philosophy that it truly "takes a village to raise a child".  Having strong community partnerships is essential to our school district's success, and we too want to be a good partner with our local partners in order to move our entire county forward.

Click Below to Access Each Resource:
Manchester Memorial Hospital

Clay County Public Library

EKU Manchester Campus

Government Resources

Kentucky Legislature

Kentucky Department of Education

Kentucky Council for Postsecondary Education 

Kentucky Center for School Safety 

Federal Census Bureau












Upcoming Events

District News

Request for Proposal - Serving Line
Clay County Board of Education, Child Nutrition Services is requesting proposals to purchase and install a hot/cold serving line at Paces Creek Elementary School. Specifications are available at the Clay County Board of Education: 128 Richmond Road Manchester, KY, 40962 or by clicking here. Inquiries regarding this proposal are to be directed to: Melinda Nicholson, Food Service Coordinator, Clay ...
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A strong family / school partnership is critically important to the success of the students of the Clay County Public Schools.  The staff of our school district are committed to making sure that we do all that we can do to help your students graduate from Clay County High School on time, be ready to go on to some type of postsecondary education, the workforce, or the military, and be college and career ready. 

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