Education

Fayette County Schools Superintendent Stu Silberman's tenure

Through the years

May 2004: Stu Silberman is unanimously named superintendent of the Fayette County Public Schools, departing Daviess County Public Schools after nine years as superintendent.

Oct. 2006: Silberman is injured in a bicycling accident that results in multiple surgeries for a broken hip socket and broken right collarbone. He spends more than two weeks in the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital for a pair of surgeries to treat a staph infection. He also is at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Center for seven days.

Jan. 2007: Bryan Station High School opens its new building. Silberman returns to work after three months of recuperating from his biking accident.

July 2007: Silberman announces he is not interested in becoming state education commissioner after Gene Wilhoit vacates the post.

July 2007: In Silberman's three-year evaluation, the school board amends his contract so he will receive annual raises instead of tying part of his pay to his performance.

July 2009: Silberman testifies in the civil suit filed by former Booker T. Washington principal Peggy Petrilli, asserting he did not force Petrilli to resign as principal of Booker T. Washington Academy in 2007 and maintaining he continued to back her.

Sept. 2010: In the most recent results of school testing, Fayette County Public Schools students improve their scores on statewide tests but not enough to reach steadily rising requirements in reading and math, which keep 20 county schools from reaching federal No Child Left Behind goals.

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