Creating a Digital Library
Paintsville Elementary School is located in rural Paintsville, Kentucky a Title 1 district that ranks in the highest ten percent of all US counties in the prevalence of poverty. The devastating decline of the coal industry and lack of jobs has created a sense of despair. The historic generational poverty stigma contributes to a negative mindset within and outside the community. Thus, in addition to meeting state curriculum goals, our instructional practices seek to fight self-esteem issues and motivation for the productivity of our area. We want our students to develop pride in their community of Johnson County.