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
Good News – March 2014
Rachel Tichenor, 8th grader at Bloomfield Middle School, will now be representing us as the Kentucky Junior Beta Secretary! Their skit placed 1st at State and they will compete at Nationals in June.
Three 5th grade students at Boston who competed in the district Governor's Cup on Saturday, March 1st will advance to regional competition: Stone Boone, Lindsey Maulden, and Alex Riggs.
CCES took second place in the district academic team competition on February 22. Going on to regional competition on March 22 in Marion County will be Alex Fell, Tori Davis, Parker Hall, Carson Mouser, Holden Underwood, Brooke Stumph and Emily Knapp.
Future Problem Solving - Carson Mouser, Jenna Minter, Adam Thomas, and Tori Davis.
In addition, the Hume Sportsmanship Award was awarded to Cox's Creek Elementary
Michael Hawkins, a junior that is shared between Horizons and Thomas Nelson, won the regional VICA contest in the field of auto mechanics. He will advance to the state competition in April.
NCHS congratulates Jake Price on receiving a Silver Key award in the National Scholastic Art competition.
NCHS Lady Cards won the 19th District Championship.
NCHS Senior, Zack Lawson won the region title in the heavyweight wrestling competition.
The following NCHS students attained awards in the Regional Skills Competition for the Area Tech Center:
Alex Cox - 1st Internet working
Julie Grady - 1st Pin Design
Jourdain Shepherd - 1st Computer maintenance
Taylor White/Caleb White - 1st Web Design Team 1&2
New Haven 6th grade Boys Recreation Basketball Team won the Championship!
OKHMS boys were 6A Basketball Champions!
Mrs. Palumbo has been selected as the My Favorite Teacher Contest winner for the Elizabethtown Barnes & Noble Booksellers. The winning essay was written by Kaylee Edelen in the sixth grade. The entry will be sent to the district and regional competitions.
The following TNHS students attained awards in the Regional Skills Competition for the Area Tech Center last Friday:
Ricky Cecil in Technical Drawing - 1st place
Michael Hawkins in Auto Service Technician - 1st place
Nathan Zabrecky for Job Interview - 1st place
Kevn Ndahiro received his frist Division 1 College Basketball Scholarship offer to Stetson University.
AJ Youngman has now received 5 Division 1 College Basketball Scholarship offers: Boston College, West Virginia University, U of Portland, Northern Kentucky University, and U of Texas-Arlington.
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 : Julie Carter Speech Pathologist Cox’s Creek
Michael Hines STC/STLP New Haven
Amy Mattingly Volleyball Coach New Haven
Mona Miller Custodian Cox’s Creek
Chris Taylor Teacher OKHM
Transfers: Wanda Parker from Payroll Officer to Finance Officer
Classified Subs: Vicky Brothers, Lilly Quire
Certified Substitute Teachers: Jennifer Brown
Student Workers: Grace Parrish and Brianna Pursley
Emergency Certification: None
Resignations: Mike Todd Cecil Baseball Coach OKHM
Jill Combs Teacher OKHM
Margaret Hockensmith FRYSC Coord NCHS/TNHS
Amanda Nord Teacher New Haven
Suspensions/Reprimands/Terminations: Kelly Cothern
Bills and Claims
Leaves of Absence
The following is a list of personnel that are presently taking leaves of absence with board approval:
Classified Employee: Bus Driver (2) District
Certified Employee: Teacher Foster Heights
Teacher New Haven
Classified Employee: Instructional Asst NCELC
Certified Employee: Teacher Boston
Minutes from Previous Meeting
February Board Meeting - 2/18/14
March Work Session - 3/6/14
TNHS FFA Lexington Convention Center June 9-12
OKH Girls Basketball Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia KY July 21, 22 & 23
Fund Raiser Requests
Student Support Services
BG-1 Early Learning Center Playground Relocation
BG-1 NCELC playground relocation.
Motion Passed: To approve the attached BG-1 for the relocation of the playground at NCELC. passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
BG-1 TNHS Storage Building
BG-1 TNHS storage building.
Motion Passed: To approve the attached BG-1 for the construction of two storage buildings under the football bleachers at TNHS in accordance with 702 KAR 4:160. passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
TNHS Softball/Baseball Building
Energy Efficiency Performance Contract
BG-2-3 and unexecuted contract for Performance Contract
Motion Passed: To approve the attached BG-2 and 3 and the unexecuted contract for the renovation work related to the district's performance contract in accordance with 702 KAR 4:160. passed with a motion by Mr. Larry Pate and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.
The recommendation is as follows for make-up days missed due to snow: (Make-up for absences in red have not been approved.):
Date Missed Make-Up Day
1. December 6, 2013 February 14, 2014
2. January 6, 2014 February 17, 2014
3. January 7, 2014 March 14, 2014
4. January 17, 2014 May 23, 2014
5. January 21, 2014 May 27, 2014
6. January 22 May 28, 2014
7. January 23 May 29
8. February 3 May 30
9. February 4 June 2
10. February 5 June 3
11. February 6 June 4
12. February 10 June 5
13. February 26 June 6
14. March 3 May 2
15. March 4
16. March 5
17. March 17
Motion Passed: To approve using three (3) days of banked hours to make up the 3 remaining days for March 4, 5 and 17, 2014 for students. All staff will work 3 make up days to fulfill contracts. passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Nicky Rapier.
Student Services Coordinator Job Description
Approval of the attached job description for Student Needs Coordinator.
Motion Passed: To approve the attached job description of Student Needs Coordinator. passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
FRYSC Grant Approval
Approval of FRYSC School District Assurance Certification for FYs 15-16, which shows that we are in compliance with the grant.
Motion Passed: To approve the FRYSC School District Assurance Certification for FYs 15-16. passed with a motion by Mrs. Diane Berry and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
Student Instructional Services
EXPLORE, PLAN & ACT Rankings
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. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Convene Executive Session
Motion Passed: Action to convene an Executive Session per KRS 61.810() of the Nelson County Board of Education for the purpose of ... passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Nicky Rapier.
Adjourn Executive Session
Reconvene Regular Session
Adjourn Regular Session