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
The following Bloomfield Middle School students Luke Clements, Kyle Druin, Nolan Key, Clayton Moore were invited to participate in the Duke University Talent Identification Program.
Stone Boone, 5th grader at Boston, placed 5th for Social Studies at the Regional Governor's Cup
Cox's Creek students completed their 11th Annual Read-a-thon on Friday, April 11. Students read over 21,000 minutes and over 3,400 books as a part of the read-a-thon through the week.
Congratulations to 5th grade students Lydia Newton, Morgan Bickel, Ryan Hack, Lillian Schuler, Ella Thompson, Jace Warner, Trista Moran, and Ethan Smith for being chosen to serve as student ambassadors for a group of engineers and other school employees who toured Foster Heights.
Five students from Horizons have started Internships. Austin Burkhead, Drew Stevens and Griffin Ladusaw are interning at the KY Standard. Krista Stokely is working at the Hampton Inn and Nikki Stivers is working as a bus monitor.
At the Transition Fair at UK in Lexington, NCHS student, Mercedes Teegarden won second place at the Interview Contest.
HOSA State conference - Emily Bartley placed 3rd in nutrition. Elizabeth Krupp placed 3rd in sports medicine. They will represent state at Nationals in June in Orlando.
NCHS Seniors Duncan Brothers and Dillon Tingle both won 1st place in a welding competition that and 2nd place in overall team. Dillon received a $17,500 scholarship and Duncan received $17,500 scholarship for 1st place.
FRYSC partnered with Community members and other schools to put on the Early Exposure Fair that allowed the students to interact with over 15 different career professionals and to engage in an ask/answer sessions. We had over 40 students attend the event.
TNHS had 16 students compete at the Regional Contest at ECTC on Thursday, March 20th. All of our speakers did a wonderful job with all of them achieving the rank of superior, including our Senior Parliamentary Procedure Team.
The following teachers were recently selected to receive the Excellence in Teaching Award by Campbellsville University:
Alana Bartley as elementary teacher from New Haven School
Randi Jury as middle school teacher from OKHM
John Hammond as high school teacher from Thomas Nelson
All three will be honored at a luncheon there on May 10th.
Operations Consent Agenda
Motion Passed: Motion to approve consent items as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.
Information: Personnel Actions
Employment : Mary Bates Asst Track Coach TNHS
Gary Dones Bus Driver District
Terry Graves Head Baseball Coach OKHM
Haley Hardin Asst Softball Coach NCHS
Whitney Hatfield Asst Girls Soccer Coach NCHS
Lacee Jenkins Dance Coach TNHS
J. Eddie Osborne Bus Driver District
Alfred Wimsett Asst Boys Basketball Coach New Haven
Classified Subs: Babbette Renn, Brooklyn O’Bryan
Certified Substitute Teachers: None
Student Workers: Jesse West-Wilson
Emergency Certification: None
Resignations: Ronda Hart Nurse Bos/NH
Dwayne Hogan Girls Basketball Coach TNHS
Jan Lanham Principal Cox’s Creek
Bradley Nunn Teacher BMS
Emily Osborne IA II ELC
Wilma Sorrell FRYSC IA District
Retirements: Sam King Bus Driver District
Suspensions/Reprimands/Terminations: Susan Locklin
Bills and Claims
Leaves of Absence
Minutes from Previous Meeting
March Board Meeting - 3/18/14
Special Called Meeting - 3/25/14
April Work Session - 4/10/14
TNHS FBLA, Galt House, Louisville KY 4/14/14-4/16-14
NCHS Arts & Humanities, Nashville TN 4/18/14
NCATC Skills USA State Competition, Louisville KY 4/17/14-4/18/14
NCHS Barren Co. Basketball Camp, Glasgow KY 6/13/14-6/14/14
NCHS Covington Holmes Basketball Camp, Lexington KY 6/20/14-6/21/14
New Haven Holiday World, IN 5/17/14
NCHS Morehead State University 7/10/14-7/12/14
NCHS Bluegrass State Games 8/1/14-8/3/14
NCHS Boyle Co. Varsity Tourney 8/22/14-8/23/14
NCHS Bath Co. Invitational 9/20/14
NCHS Tri-State Marching Arts Championship (Winterguard) 3/22/14
NCHS Washington Leadership Conference 7/7/14-7/13/14
Fund Raiser Requests
Fund Raiser Requests
NCHS Project Graduation T-shirt sales 3/27/14-6/1/14
NCHS Yard Sale 5/3/14
NCHS Sell Avon products 4/8/14-4/22/14
Student Support Services
TNHS Baseball/Softball Building
Final Approval of CMTA Contract
Final Contract for Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract.
Motion Passed: The Nelson County Board of Education approve the attached contract for the renovation work (pending KDE approval) related to the district's Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract in accordance with 702 KAR 4:160. passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
Revised BG-1 Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract
Revised BG-1 Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract
Motion Passed: The Nelson County Board of Education approve the attached revised BG-1 for the renovation work related to the district's Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract in accordance with 702 KAR 4:160. passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.
Adoption of Resolution Authorizing Nelson Co. School District Finance Corp. to Issue Revenue Bonds
Adoption of a resolution authorizing the Nelson County School District Finance Corporation to issue bonds to finance the District Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract.
Motion Passed: The Nelson County Board of Education read into the record and adopt the attached resolution regarding the issuance of bonds for financing the District Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract. passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
District Facility Master Plan 2014
Approval of District Facility Master Plan and selection of hearing officer for local-state board public hearing.
Motion Passed: The Nelson County Board of Education approve the attached District Facility Master Plan as submitted and approve Adam Wheatley as hearing officer for the required local-state board public hearing. passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.
KISTA Financing for Bus Purchase
Adoption of KISTA Bus Purchase Resolution
Motion Passed: The Nelson County Board of Education adopt the resolution to participate in the KISTA program for the purchase of school buses. passed with a motion by Mr. Larry Pate and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.
Approval of Auditor
Approval of audit contract for 2013-2014.
Motion Passed: The Nelson County Board of Education approved the audit contract as submitted by Smith & Company CPA's for fiscal 2013-2014. passed with a motion by Mrs. Diane Berry and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Student Instructional Services
Policy Revision: High School Grade Classification Standards
Grade Classification Assignment Status: In order to provide clarity regarding the grade level status of a high school student, the credit earnings of student will be used to assign the grade level classification.
Motion Passed: The Nelson County Board of Education approve the Grade Classification Assignment Status addendum per policy 08.113 beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. It is recommended that the handbook of each high school include the credits needed to determine grade level classification. passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.
The America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education (AFGRE) grant program is an initiative to strengthen math and science education in rural areas. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the program allows farmers to nominate a public school district to compete for a grant of either $10,000 or $25,000. The program was piloted in Illinois and Minnesota in 2011 and was successful enough that Monsanto decided to roll the program out nationally this year in eligible USDA Crop Reporting Districts (CRD). Nelson is one of 30 eligible counties in Kentucky. To participate, an eligible school district must first be nominated by an eligible farmer, after which the application process may begin. We have been nominated and the application process has begun. One $10,000 grant will be awarded to a school district in each of Kentucky’s 4 eligible CRDs. One $25,000 grant will be awarded to one school district in each eligible state or region, for states with fewer than 75 elibible counties. Kentucky will compete in in the mid-south region, which includes 4 states (Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee and Kentucky). There are 39 elibible states. No matching funds are required. An application can be submitted for either amount, but not both. We have received this grant in the past (one out of two applications). We wish to apply for $10,000 this year.
Motion Passed: Approval for Nelson County School District to apply for an America's Farmers Grow Rural Education (AFGRE) grant in the amount of $10,000. passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
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. Larry Pate.
Convene Nelson County School District Finance Corporation
Motion Passed: Action to convene a session of the Nelson County School District Finance Corporation for the purpose of authorizing issuance of revenue bonds. passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.
Call To Order
President: Mr. Frank Hall
Vice President: Mr. Nicky Rapier
Secretary: Mr. Anthony Orr
Treasurer: Ms. Wanda Parker
Motion Passed: Action to confirm the officers of the Nelson County School District Finance Corporation as listed. passed with a motion by Mrs. Diane Berry and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Adoption of Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of Revenue Bonds
Adoption of a resolution authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the District Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract.
Motion Passed: It is recommended that the Nelson County School District Finance Corporation adopt the attached resolution regarding the issuance of revenue bonds for the District Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract Project. passed with a motion by Mrs. Diane Berry and a second by Mr. Nicky Rapier.
Adjourn Nelson County School District Finance Corporation Meeting
Motion Passed: Action to adjourn the meeting of the Nelson County School District Finance Corporation. passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.
Convene Executive Session
Adjourn Executive Session
Reconvene Regular Session
Adjourn Regular Session
Motion Passed: Action to adjourn the Regular Session of the Nelson County Board of Education passed with a motion by Mrs. Diane Berry and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.