Ludlow Independent
November 16, 2017 7:00 PM
Ludlow Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Call to Order
1.1. Call to Order by Mr. Chapman
Discussion

Others Present at the Meeting:  Mike Borchers, Superintendent;  Jenny McMillen, CCR Coordinator & Board Secretary;  Beth Ketzer, Director Special Education;  Travis Caudill, High School Principal;  Jason Steffen, Elementary Principal;  George Sparks, Barnes & Dennig;  Trisha Scheyer, River City News;  Yolanda Mitchell, Substitute Teacher;  Chloe Mitchell and Kahleah Dugan, NKU Students

 

1.2. Pledge of Allegiance by Ms. Lantry
2. Approval of Agenda
Actions Taken

Order #31 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Agenda as presented passed with a motion by Ms. Amy Hayden 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
3. Recognition and Information Agenda
3.1. Monthly Reports
Attachments
Discussion

Ms. Powell asked for clarification on the differences of services between two different plumbing companies used by the district, and about the $500.00 check listed as "Admin Office of Courts #5".

 

3.2. Personnel
3.3. Monthly Activities
Attachments
3.4. Fundraising Requests
4. Consent Agenda
Actions Taken

Order #32 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Consent Agenda passed with a motion by Mr. William McMillen and a second by Ms. Amy Hayden.

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. Request for Family/Medical Leave
4.4. Substitute Teachers
5. Discussion and Action Agenda
5.1. Financial Audit
Actions Taken

Order #33 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the 2016-2017 Financial Audit, as submitted by Barnes Dennig, 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

George Sparks from Barnes Dennig reported on the district's financial audit for 2016-2017.  The audit was clean with no major findings or concerns.  He noted that Vikki Wofford was efficient and could produce items in a timely manner, and that the financial processes of the district were organized and in good shape.

 

5.2. Pension Reform
Actions Taken

Order #34 - Motion Passed:  Approval to close school for one day if a special session is called for state legislators in order to allow district staff to attend that meeting 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
Discussion

Mr. Borchers presented information about the current status of the pension system.  He explained concerns with components of the new pension proposals and discussed the possible impact on the district and NKY region.  He discussed the intention to close school if a special session was to be called so that all staff could allow their voice to be heard at the meeting. 

 

6. Other Business
6.1. Board
Discussion

No items presented.


 

6.2. Faculty & Staff
Discussion

No items presented.


 

6.3. Public
Discussion

No items presented.


 

7. Adjourn
Actions Taken

Order #35 - Motion Passed:  Approval to adjourn the meeting at 8:01 PM passed with a motion by Ms. Amy Hayden 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