Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
- I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
BOARD MISSION STATEMENT
The NELSON COUNTY BOARD of EDUCATION, representatives of our citizens
and entrusted with their children,
pledges to support the mission of the NELSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
by setting visionary direction through effective policy, oversight
and efficient resource management.
QUALITY EDUCATION NOW-LEARNING FOR LIFE
Changes to the Agenda
Nelson County Schools
Bloomfield Middle School Blazer Learning Center hosted the festival receiving valuable contributions from several community members and organizations, including Nettie Jarvis Antiques, Flowers Foods and Boy Scouts of America Troop 136. Congratulations to the school and thank you to the Bloomfield Community.
Bloomfield Middle School (BMS) is a regional winner for High Attendance Day honors in Kentucky, with their 98.29 percent attendance rate on Sept. 28.
Boston recently held their annual Spooky Story night. Over 120 students and their families attended an evening of trick-or-treating, literacy stations and special drama and dance presentations.
The 8th grade Girls' basketball team finished their regular season with an undefeated record.
At Cox’s Creek, Kelsey Mattingly participated in the American Choral Directors Association Elementary All-State choir in Bowling Green on Nov. 1st and 2nd.
100% of Cox's Creek students completed required reading and writing tasks to earn a free book as a part of the Reading is Fundamental Character Day book distribution on Nov. 5.
Foster Heights welcomed many local business owners and first responders to share information about their careers for Career Day, in an effort to build a career awareness for their students.
The following students participated on the welding team from the tech school that placed second in a recent welding competition; Kyle Calvert (Horizons), Chandler Harrell (NCHS) and Duncan Brothers (NCHS) who also placed 2nd individually.
Nelson County girls Cross Country team qualified for the state championships for the second year in a row! Your state qualifying girls’ team is Kelsey Hughes, Morgan Janes, Bree Hughes, Jamie Cahoe, Maddie Gilpin, Skyler Ballard, Megan Moore, Becca Risner, and Katrina Boone. Boys’ team was led by junior Will Ballard and did the best in years, missing a team state berth by less than four seconds. The girls went on to finish in the 25th in the 2-A state competition.
Nelson County Congratulates Lori Allen, a national merit semifinalist.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, Nelson County Air Force JROTC held a ceremony for veterans in our community. Veterans commented on how respectful and attentive the student body was.
New Haven's 8th grade students exceeded all national averages on the EXPLORE test with an overall composite score of 15.8 which shows an incredible 1.6 point gain from last year. We are so proud of their effort and their success!
Old Kentucky Home Middle School Girls’ Basketball made Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference history: Our 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade Girls’ Basketball Teams are the Regular Season Champions and the Tournament Champions! Congratulations Wildcats, coaches, parents, and all supporters!!!!
The Thomas Nelson Boys' Cross Country team qualified for the State Championships on November 2nd. Led by Tyler Bradley's 5th place finish, the boys placed fourth in the very competitive Region 2 AA Championships, good enough to qualify for their second straight State meet!!
The Thomas Nelson FFA Agriculture Marketing Team placed in the top 15 in the Nation at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY. Students on this team were Kyle Schenck, Michelle Hanson and Payton Carter. They represented Thomas Nelson High School and the Kentucky FFA Association very well!
We had Beta Club activity at several of our schools. Bloomfield Elementary School students attended the Beta Convention in Gatlinburg, where Kaitlyn Marksbury received special recognition. New Haven Betas had a booth at the Community Park Trunk or Treat. The OKH Betas have raised over $400 in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Operations Consent Agenda
Motion Passed: Motion to approve consent items as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.
Information: Personnel Actions
Employment : Kim Ball Asst Cheer Coach NCHS
Samantha Bonner Teacher TNHS
Shelby Culver Asst Cheer Coach TNHS
Brittany Curtsinger Volleyball Coach BMS
Jon Dugan Asst Girls BB Coach TNHS
Cynthia Gilpin Teacher NCELC
Susan Hey Yearbook BMS
Melanie Hill Yearbook BES
Rhonda Johnson FRYSC IA NH/Boston
Margaret Kjera Asst Swim Coach NC/TN
Devon Lile I A II NCELC
Austin Mattingly Boys BB Coach Boston
Nicole Milburn FRYSC IA OKHM
Janelle Miller I A II NCELC
Codi Roby Nurse FH/TN
Geraldine Rodgers Teacher TNHS
Shelby Sanders Asst Volleyball Coach BMS
Lea Shewmaker Yearbook BES
Wilma Sorrell FRYSC IA I FH
Transfers: Katrina Haydon from FH/OKH FRYSC to NCHS/TNHS FRYSC
Classified Subs: Lisa Beam, Amanda McCubbins, William Gordon
Certified Substitute Teachers: Jonah Sawyers, Stephanie Marks, Benjamin Drake, Jennifer Osborne, Elizabeth Harned, Lonnie Johnson
Student Workers: Anton Hamilton, Tyler Marchese, Dustin Burns, Joshua Cecil, Demarcus Hamilton, Jacob Armstrong, William Metcalf
Resignations: Amanda Burba Nurse District
Melissa Gilpin Nurse District
Amanda Gray Volleyball Coach Boston
Heidi Robles Academic Team Coach New Haven
Retirements: Linda Allen
Bills and Claims
Leaves of Absence
Minutes from Previous Meeting
October Board Meeting - 10/15/13
November Work Session - 11/7/13
NCHS Midstates Championship - Marching Band, Cincinnati OH 11/1/13-11/2/13
New Haven Kindergarten/ Reading & Drama, Derby Dinner Playhouse, Clarksville IN 12/19/13
TNHS Beta Club Convention, Galt House, Louisville KY 12/13/13-12/14/13
Fund Raiser Requests
Boston School Scholastic Book Fair 12/2/13-12/6/13
Boston & New Haven Christmas Store Onsite 12/2/13-12/6/13
Cox's Creek Book Fair 2/10/14-2/21/14
Cox's Creek School Mall 11/10/13-11/15/13
NCHS Raffle 2 UK Tickets/Logan's gift card 11/15/13-1/14/14
OKHMS School Mall 11/15/13-12/1/13
TNHS Market Day Aug 2013 - Ongoing
Locally Approved Hours for Board Members
On the following dates, 9/6/13, 9/17/13, and 10/3/13, the Board of Education members participated in work sessions and board meetings for a total of (4) hours of training in alignment of instruction to the Common Core Standards and Analysis of KPREP results. As noted in 702 KAR 1.115, the Board needs to take formal action to approve the earning of (4) hours of local in-service credit for this educational opportunity.
Student Support Services
To all whom these presents shall come:
WHEREAS, an excellent public school system is vital to the quality of life in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and fundamental to preserving a strong democratic society both now and in the future; and
WHEREAS, upon passage of Senate Bill 1 (now called Unbridled Learning) the members of the Kentucky Legislature pledged to ensure that Kentucky’s students would have the tools they need to compete in a global society; and
WHEREAS, the mandates of Unbridled Learning continue to increase, putting additional stress and responsibilities on teachers and administrators working to ensure that students continue on their path to becoming college and career ready; and
WHEREAS, the Kentucky Legislature has pledged to fully fund the mandates of Unbridled Learning; and
WHEREAS, the challenges posed by the Unbridled Learning initiative has placed significant new financial pressures on Nelson County School District and districts across the Commonwealth; and
NOW, THEREFORE, we, the members of the Nelson County Board of Education, do challenge the members of the Kentucky State House of Representatives and the Kentucky State Senate to take action, putting the students of the Commonwealth of Kentucky first, reinvesting in their future and fully funding the mandates of Unbridled Learning to ensure that Kentucky’s public education system can offer students the path to college and career readiness.
Motion Passed: passed with a motion by Mr. Larry Pate and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Council for Better Education Funding Adequacy Study
The Council for Better Education (CBE), of which we are a member, is commissioning a formal study of state funding of public education in Kentucky. The study will be conducted by Picus Odden and Associates, a group of finance researchers and professors who authored the current SEEK formula.
Since the implementation of Senate Bill 1, known as Unbridled Learning, the goal for Kentucky educators changed from Proficiency for all students under the CATS system of assessment to College and Career Readiness for all students in the KPREP system. The purpose of the study is to design equitable and adequate funding to enable us to achieve that goal.
Contributing members of the CBE are asked to provide financial support at $0.25 per Average Daily Attendance, estimated at less than $1200 for Nelson County.
Motion Passed: Supporting the study commissioned by the Council of Better Education (CBE.) passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Frank Hall.
Final Pay for TNHS phase 2
The following vendor has completed all contractual obligations for the bid packages listed and have applied for final payment. All work has been inspected by architects, construction manager, and owners and found acceptable.
BP#26 Structural Steel, TWF, Inc. $7,284.56
Motion Passed: To approve final payment for the vendor listed. passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.
Construction documents for the TNHS baseball/softball building.
Motion Passed: Motion to approve the construction documents for the TNHS baseball/softball building. passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
RFP Responses Cox's Creek HVAC
RFP responses received regarding Cox's Creek HVAC.
Approval of Audit for 2012-2013
Motion Passed: Motion to approve the audit as submitted by Smith & Co. for fiscal 2012-2013. passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Frank Hall.
Post-Audit AFR 2013
Approval of the post-audit version of the fiscal 2013 Annual Final Report
Motion Passed: Motion to approve the post-audit version of the fiscal 2013 Annual Financial Report. passed with a motion by Mrs. Diane Berry and a second by Mr. Nicky Rapier.
Affordable Care Act
Approval of policy revisions/ACA Measurement, Administrative and Stability Periods.
Motion Passed: I recommend the Nelson County Board of Education approve the attached policy revisions/ACA Measurement, Administrative and Stability Periods. passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.
Student Instructional Services
TAT Grant Boston School
Boston School is requesting a Teaching Art Together (TAT) grant from the Kentucky Arts Council in the amount of $1,200. The grant requires matching funds in the amount of $800. This grant will fund a 10-day residency at Boston of dance artist Yolantha Harrison-Pace. During the residency, Boston’s Music, P.E., fifth, sixth and middle school social studies teachers as well as fifth – eighth grade core students will work with the artist to learn vocabulary, space, time, direction, and rhythm related to West African dance. Teachers will integrate math and social studies content through the exploration of geometric shapes and patterns relating to cultural arts to create Kente cloths which will be utilized in their performances. Students will work with the artist to create dances which will be included as part of a school-wide culminating performance entitled Boston School - A Celebration of Diversity.
The residency will start March 3, 2014 and conclude March 14.
Motion Passed: Approval for the requested application for a Kentucky Arts Association TAT grant for Boston School in the amount of $1,200, including a $800 match. passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Nicky Rapier.
21st CCLC Grant New Haven & BMS
New Haven School and Bloomfield Middle School each wish to seek a 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC) grant to deliver academic and cultural enrichment programs during non-school hours. This grant program is meant to provide students with a broad array of activities designed to help boost test scores and add depth to the curriculum while providing positive youth development activities during non-school hours. Each of these schools will apply separately through the Kentucky Department of Education as part of the 21CCLC federal grant Program. Bloomfield Middle School is in the fifth year of a grant award through this program, and wishes to continue its program. New Haven School will apply as a new applicant. KDE anticipates new grantee awards ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 per year for three years. Continuation funding will not exceed $75,000 per year in the first three years.
Motion Passed: Approval for the requested applications by New Haven School and Bloomfield Middle School for grants through the 21st Century Community Learning Center federal grant program administered by the Kentucky Department of Education. passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Nicky Rapier.
District Improvement Plan
Tim Beck/Stephanie Dietrich
The 2013-2014 District Improvement Plan was developed in alignment with KDE required actions and Nelson County specific needed improvements. Through systematic review of data, analysis of processes throughout our schools, identified next steps from current improvement plan actions, and stakeholder input, the 2013-2014 improvement plan was designed to take Nelson County students and staff to the next level of growth.
Motion Passed: I recommend that the board approve Nelson County’s 2013-2014 District Improvement plan. passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.
Program Review Information Paper
Tim Beck/Stephanie Dietrich
The Kentucky Department of Education requires schools and districts to use program reviews in order to monitor instructional areas not directly measured by KPREP, the state accountability system. Beginning with the current school year, program review results will be incorporated into KPREP scores next fall.
Guest Comment Policy
Any person wishing to address the Board may do so by following these rules:
Individuals representing themselves are limited to 3 minutes.
Individuals representing a group are limited to 5 minutes.
Please step up to the microphone, state your name and address, and, if you represent a group, state the name of the group you are representing.
Adjourn Regular Session
Motion Passed: Motion to adjourn the Regular Session of the Nelson County Board of Education passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Frank Hall.
Convene Executive Session
Adjourn Executive Session
Reconvene Regular Session
Adjourn Regular Session