Nelson County
July 22, 2014 5:00 PM
Nelson County Regular
I. Call to Order
Board Chair

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
by setting visionary direction through effective policy, oversight
 and efficient resource management.



II. Changes to the Agenda
III. Student/Employee Performance
Supt. Orr
IV. Student/Employee Recognition
Supt. Orr

Nelson County Schools

“Good News”

July - 2014

Congratulations to Rachel Tichenor our newly elected National Junior Beta Secretary!! This is the first time a Nelson County student has been tagged to a national post in the Junior Beta Organization. 

Congratulations to the entire Bloomfield Middle BETA Club for earning a nationally ranked - 5th place for the campaign skit that got Rachel elected to office.  The national competition was held in Richmond, VA.

Blazer Learning Center hosted a 6th grade Boot Camp for all Bloomfield Middle School incoming sixth graders on June 30th.  Activities included locker practice, a scavenger hunt of the school, internet safety, slide show, binder organization and other activities.  The event ended with a social including free time in the gym, popcorn, games, etc.  Students were fed breakfast and lunch through the Nelson County Schools summer feeding program at BES. 

Boston School held 3 camps this summer. The 21st Century program provided an Aviation camp and students learned the science behind flight. They were able to visit Samuels Airport and build their own model planes. The second week was an Exploring Kentucky with digital storytelling. Students toured the Civil War Museum, created a digital story using Chromebooks, and made a quilt containing highlights of their artwork from the experiences of the week. Camp Invention was their 3rd camp. Led by teacher, Martina Amshoff, it was a week of critical thinking and problem solving where students worked together to come up with novel solutions to real problems. They created an invention, made blueprints, and built a working pinball (Pinbug) machine based on a study of the anatomy of insects. The camps were focused on STEM content, and all three were very successful.  

Christy Vandeventer-FRYSC coordinator and incoming 8th grader at New Haven School, Jennifer Dones, attended the Youth Leadership Symposium which was focused on Leadership and Anti-substance use, in Carrollton KY.  She participated in multiple workshops about leadership, teamwork and substance free lifestyles. Day two was a team building day. The children were placed into groups to complete survivor challenges. Jennifer led her team to victory in the shelter challenge. This was a great experience for Jennifer.

V. Operations Consent Agenda
Board Chair
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve consent items as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.

V.A. Information: Personnel Actions

Employment:               Jacinta Boswell           Inst Coach                   District

                                    Michael Butler             Asst Base Coach          TNHS

                                    Sarah Farr                  Teacher                      New Haven

                                    R. Tyler Hobbs            Teacher                      BMS

                                    Morgan Roby              Volleyball Coach          TNHS

                                    Jamie Russell             Teacher                      Foster Heights

                                    Jesse Simpson            Principal                     OKHM

                                    Rebecca Simpson        Teacher                     Boston

                                    Donna Zurkuhlen        Teacher                     Cox’s Creek


Transfers:      Craig Newton from Maint Tech I to Maint Tech II  

                        Julie Janes from Acct Clerk I to Acct Clerk II


Reinstatements:           Bill Broaddus, Bruce England, John Ball


Classified Subs:            Kathy Eastwood


Certified Substitute Teachers:         None


Emergency Certified Teacher:        Barbara Bliss


Student Workers:      Rodolfo Godenzi,


Non-Renewals:          Kathryn Britton          Inst Asst                      NCHS


Resignations:             Brittany Alvey              Teacher                      New Haven

                                   Irene Brey                   Bus Monitor                District

                                   Theresa Foutch            Teacher                      OKHM

                                   Lacy Hatfield               Teacher                      Foster Heights

                                   Danielle Marks             Teacher                      New Haven

                                   Jennifer Miller              Principal                     OKHM

                                    Marc Monroe              Teacher                        NCHS

                                    Randy Pinkston          Teacher                        NCHS

                                    Linda Weddle             Substitute                    District


Retirements: None  


Suspensions/Reprimands/Terminations:     None

V.B. Treasurer's Report
V.C. Bills and Claims
V.D. MUNIS Report
V.E. Leaves of Absence
V.F. Minutes from Previous Meeting

June Board Meeting - June 17, 2014
July Work Session - July 10, 2014

V.G. Overnight/Out-of-State Trips
V.H. Fund Raiser Requests
V.I. Policy & Procedures


2nd  Reading - Policies


01.0 Definitions

01.42 Regular Meetings

01.53 Code of Ethics

01.61 Records Management

01.83 In-Service Training

03.19 Professional Development

04.32 Bidding

04.91 Financial Statements

05.1 Construction

07.11 Meal Pricing

07.111 Competitive Foods

07.12 Vending Machines

08.113 Graduation Requirements

08.133 ESS

08.3 School Calendar

08.4 Adult/Community Education

09.11 School Attendance Areas

09.121 Entrance Age

09.1223 Persons Over Compulsory Attendance Age

09.14 Student Records

09.15 Student Fees

09.224 Emergency Medical Treatment

09.2241 Student Medication

09.31 Athletics and Sport Activities

09.4232 Tobacco

09.43 Student Disciplinary Processes

09.438 Student Discipline Code

03.124 Insurance

03.4 Substitute Teachers

07.1 Food/School Nutrition Services



Procedures are:

01.61 AP.11 Notice of Security Breach

03.19 AP.1 Professional Development

07.1 AP.1 School and Community Nutrition Program

07.11 AP.1 Free and Reduced-Price Meals

07.111 AP.1 Competitive Foods

08.133 AP.1 Extended School/Supplemental Education Services

09.11 AP.23 NCLB Transfer Notification Options

09.14 AP.11 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

09.14 AP.111 Notification of FERPA Rights

09.14 AP.2 Juvenile Justice Agency Certification Form

09.15 AP.1 Students Fees

09.224 AP.1 Emergency Medical Care Procedures

09.2241 AP.1 Students Medication Guidelines

09.4281 AP.1 Grievance Procedures

AA07.1 AP.21 Meal Charges

03.11 AP.26 Employment Intention






























VI. Safe and Caring Environment
VI.A. Facilities Update
Todd Sanders
VI.A.1. Energy Management Project Update
Todd Sanders
VI.A.2. Final Payout on TNHS Softball/Baseball Fieldhouse
Todd Sanders

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.

EH Construction     $8,207.65

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Approval of final payment for vendor listed. passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.

VI.B. Sick Bank Summaries
Sara Wilson

ISSUE:    The information details the districts certified and classified employee use of the sick leave bank.

Classified Sick Leave Bank

Balance as of June 30, 2014

Beginning Balance as of July 1, 2013                                     71.5

New Members for 2013-2014                                                 16

Days Returned for 2012-2013                                                 0

Days Returned for 2013-2014 (non-usage)                              0

Days Granted for 2013-2014                                                 -29.5

Ending Balance on June 30, 2014                                         58

Certified Sick Leave Bank

Balance as of June 30, 2014

Beginning Balance as of July 1, 2013                                     100

New Members for 2013-2014                                                 29

Days Returned for 2012-2013                                                 1

Days Returned for 2013-2014 (non-usage)                              0

Days Granted for 2013-2014                                                  -32

Ending Balance on June 30, 2014                                        98

Laci Scarpa returned a day for 2012-2013.

VII. College & Career Readiness
VII.A. Daily School Schedules
Tim Beck

School Schedules 2014-2015    

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  The Nelson County Board of Education approve the school schedules for all Nelson County Schools. All schedules meet or exceed state guidelines for minimum required instructional time. passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.

VII.B. 504 Chairpersons 2014-2015
Cheryl Pile

2014-2015 Approved Chairpersons as the Nelson County School Representatives/Designee for 504 and Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) Meetings.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To approve the list of District Representatives/Designees. passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.

VIII. Efficient Resource Management
VIII.A. District Assurances
Tim Beck

District Assurances

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  The Nelson County Board of Education approve the district assurances that detail compliance of all KDE regulations as they apply to local districts and schools regarding use of state and federal monies. Completed assurances will be uploaded into ASSIST. passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.

IX. Student and Stakeholder Engagement
IX.A. Guest Comments
Board Chair

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.

X. Adjourn Regular Session
Board Chair
Actions Taken

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. Larry Pate.

XI. Convene Executive Session
XII. Adjourn Executive Session
XIII. Reconvene Regular Session
XIV. Adjourn Regular Session