Lincoln County
March 07, 2024 5:30 PM
Working Meeting
1. Call to Order - Superintendent: Mr. Bruce Smith; Chair: Ms. Etta S. Meek; Vice Chair: Ms. Christine Killen; Board Members: Ms. Gloria Sneed, Mr. Marvin Wilson, and Ms. Jennifer Broadbent
1.a. Pledge of Allegiance
1.b. Vision Statement: The Vision of Lincoln County Schools is to empower every student with the knowledge and skills necessary to become college, career and citizenship ready by providing high quality education and enriching opportunities in every classroom every day.
1.c. Mission Statement: "Every Student, Every Classroom, Every Day: College/Career and Citizenship Ready!"
2. Set the Meeting Agenda
Actions Taken

Order #186 - Motion Passed:  Set the Meeting Agenda passed with a motion by Ms. Jennifer Broadbent and a second by Ms. Christine Killen.

3. Discussion Items
3.a. Data Presentation

Assessment, Accountability, & Student Data Director, Ms. Tracy Griffin, will present the 2023 Impact Data    

3.b. Surplus Items at Kings Mt. Elementary

Board member Ms. Gloria Sneed is requesting approval to surplus the bookshelves and benches at Kings Mt. Elementary and donate them to the Broughtentown Community Center  

3.c. Food Service Items for Surplus

The Food Service department requests approval to declare the following items as surplus and take them to the recycling center: 1 ice machine, 2 food cutters, 2 holding cabinets, 1 heated cabinet, 1 tilt skillet, and combi oven parts. 

3.d. External Booster Club for Archery

Coach Jeremy Pope requests permission to form an external booster club for the middle and high school archery program. 

3.e. Amended 2023-24 School Calendar

On January 23, 2024 the District had a snow day.  Therefore the current calendar must be amended to make up this day and requires Board approval.  

3.f. 2025-2026 School Calendar

The Calendar Committee met to discuss options for the 2025-26 school year.  After a lengthy discussion, a calendar was recommended for adoption. 

3.g. 2024-2025 Student Handbook

Online registration begins in the next few weeks.  The student handbook needs to be approved for the 2024-2025 school year so it is available as part of the registration process.  

3.h. 2024 LCHS Graduation Date

Lincoln County High School is requesting Board approval to waive the section in Board policy 08.113 which states 'graduation exercises shall be held on the evening following the final day of classes for seniors' and set the 2024 graduation date for Friday, May 17th at 7 p.m. in the J.C. Eddleman Gymnasium.   

3.i. Core Reading Program for Elementary

Per amendments to KRS 158.305 as part of Senate Bill 156 (2023), by July 1 2024, 'each superintendent...shall adopt a common comprehensive reading program that is determined by the department to be reliable, valid, and aligned to reading and writing standards...for kindergarten through grade three (3) for all schools or a subset of schools, with consultation of all affected elementary school councils."  

In order to provide all elementary students with a High Quality Instructional Resource, it is in the best interest of students to adopt a core reading program for all students in grades Kindergarten through Fifth (5th) grade, as well as, an aligned program to meet the needs of students who require reading interventions and students in the Exceptional Child population. 

4. Public Comment
5. Adjourn
Actions Taken

Order #187 - Motion Passed:  Adjournment of Meeting at 5:53 p.m. passed with a motion by Ms. Gloria Sneed and a second by Ms. Christine Killen.