Ludlow Independent
November 19, 2015 7:00 PM
Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Call to Order
Discussion

Others Present: Mike Borchers, Superintendent; Jenny McMillen, CCR Coordinator & Board Secretary; Rick Smith, Director of Special Education; Travis Caudill, High School Principal; Jason Steffen, Elementary Principal; Rob Ford, Barnes & Dennig; Trisha Scheyer, River City News

1.1. Call to Order by Ms. Hayden
1.2. Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. McMillen
2. Approval of Agenda
Actions Taken

Order #45 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Agenda as presented passed with a motion by Ms. Cindy Powell and a second by Mr. Stephen Chapman.

Member Votes
Mr. Stephen Chapman Yes
Ms. Amy Hayden Yes
Ms. Judy Lantry No vote
Mr. William McMillen Yes
Ms. Cindy Powell Yes
3. Recognition and Information Agenda
3.1. Recognition of Ms. Kym King
Discussion

Mr. Borchers recognized Kym King for her many years of service to the Ludlow Board of Education.

3.2. Swearing In of Ms. Judy Lantry
Discussion

Ms. Judy Lantry was sworn in by Mr. Borchers as a member of the Ludlow Board of Education.

3.3. Monthly Reports
Attachments
3.4. Personnel
3.5. Monthly Activities
Attachments
3.6. Spotlight Items
Attachments
4. Consent Agenda
Actions Taken

Order #46 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Consent Agenda passed with a motion by Mr. William McMillen and a second by Ms. Cindy Powell.

Member Votes
Mr. Stephen Chapman Yes
Ms. Amy Hayden Yes
Ms. Judy Lantry Yes
Mr. William McMillen Yes
Ms. Cindy Powell Yes
4.1. Approval of Minutes
Attachments
4.2. Monthly Bills
4.3. Fundraising Requests
4.4. Substitute Teachers
5. Discussion and Action Agenda
5.1. Bond Refinance
Actions Taken

Order #47 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the resolution authorizing the Ludlow Independent School District Finance Corporation to issue refunding revenue bonds passed with a motion by Ms. Cindy Powell and a second by Mr. Stephen Chapman.

Member Votes
Mr. Stephen Chapman Yes
Ms. Amy Hayden Yes
Ms. Judy Lantry Yes
Mr. William McMillen Yes
Ms. Cindy Powell Yes
5.2. Financial Audit
Actions Taken

Order #48 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the 2014-2015 Financial Audit as submitted by Barnes Dennig passed with a motion by Mr. Stephen Chapman and a second by Ms. Judy Lantry.

Member Votes
Mr. Stephen Chapman Yes
Ms. Amy Hayden Yes
Ms. Judy Lantry Yes
Mr. William McMillen Yes
Ms. Cindy Powell Yes
Discussion

Mr. Ford presented the findings from the recent financial audit that they conducted for the district. The audit results were clean and the district remains in a strong financial position. No concerns were found during the audit. Ms. Powell asked if the firm looks for issues that other schools have had in the past that have been made public. Mr. Ford explained their process, and assured the board that problem areas that have been found in other school districts are added to their list of items to check.

5.3. Amended 2015-2016 School Calendar
Actions Taken

Order #49 - Motion Passed:  The 2015-2016 Amended School Calendar passed with a motion by Mr. William McMillen and a second by Ms. Cindy Powell.

Member Votes
Mr. Stephen Chapman Yes
Ms. Amy Hayden Yes
Ms. Judy Lantry Yes
Mr. William McMillen Yes
Ms. Cindy Powell Yes
Discussion

Mr. Borchers explained that Primary Election date was marked incorrectly in May and it needed to be adjusted. The change does not alter the last day of school. The change will be communicated to parents.

5.4. Administrative Partners
Actions Taken

Order #50 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the contract for Administrative Partners passed with a motion by Ms. Cindy Powell and a second by Ms. Judy Lantry.

Member Votes
Mr. Stephen Chapman Yes
Ms. Amy Hayden Yes
Ms. Judy Lantry Yes
Mr. William McMillen Yes
Ms. Cindy Powell Yes
5.5. State Assessment/Delivery Targets
Discussion

State results and delivery targets were explained by Mr. Borchers, Mr. Caudill, Mr. Steffen, and Ms. McMillen.

5.6. Closing the Achievement Gap
Discussion

These reports were discussed by Mr. Borchers.

6. Other Business
6.1. Board
Discussion

Mr. Chapman asked Mr. Borchers if he has heard of any updates on the Common Core in respect of Kentucky's new governor. Mr. Borchers has not heard of any changes that are definitely taking place at this point.

6.2. Staff
Discussion

No items presented.

6.3. Teachers
Discussion

No items presented.

6.4. Public
Discussion

No items presented.

7. Adjourn
Actions Taken

Order #51 - Motion Passed:  Adjourment of the meeting at 8:52 PM passed with a motion by Mr. William McMillen and a second by Ms. Cindy Powell.

Member Votes
Mr. Stephen Chapman Yes
Ms. Amy Hayden Yes
Ms. Judy Lantry Yes
Mr. William McMillen Yes
Ms. Cindy Powell Yes