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
Bloomfield Elementary is having a Fall Festival on October 24th from 6-9. Additionally, we are having our annual Halloween Family Literacy Night on October 28th.
Bloomfield Middle School Archery Program is back. The club is sponsored by the Blazer Learning Center. BMS Students and Archery Coach Gilbert are excited about another winning season.
The Southwest Nelson Rams football team were conference runner-up in a hard fought battle played on October 2nd against Bethlehem Prep.
Boston’s 21st Century program held a successful camp over the break with a focus on art. They visited Anita's art in Bardstown, had a presentation on photography from Kaci Goode of the Kentucky Standard, designed posters, and visited Publisher's Printing Co.
Cox's Creek has six teachers participating in the Kentucky Center for Mathematics Cohort for early intervention & identification in math sense.
The Nelson County Early Learning Center held its annual Trike-A-Thon on Friday September 26. The students were involved in bike safety awareness activities throughout the week before bringing their trikes to school. The total amount collected for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was $2,685.00.
Based on the transition survey completed, 13 out of 14 students who earned diplomas at Horizons last year are either working or attending a post-secondary school.
The Horizons landscaping group has completed projects at NCHS and the board of education. After fall break, they will begin work on a project at TNHS.
Nelson County High School boys and girls soccer advanced to the region tournament and won their first round games. Play continues this week.
FFA Field of Terror continues through the last weekends in October. Over 400 attended the maze over this past weekend. This event supports both our FFA chapters.
Nelson County cross country swept the age division medals at the Medical Center 10K in Bowling Green over the weekend. Conference tournament begins tonight.
New Haven students Hunter Donahue, Kaitlyn Burba, Samantha Fulkerson and Autumn Howard have been selected to represent New Haven School in the New Haven Youth Leadership Program set up by New Haven City Hall. We are very proud of these students and know that they will represent our school well.
All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girl basketball players at Old Kentucky Home Middle won their conferences and are competing in tournaments starting October 21.
The school has undertaken a school wide anti-bullying initiative. Every Friday, during our Gap, Achievement, Growth, and Enrichment period, the focus has been on character education and anti-bullying. Teachers teach short character education lessons that are accompanied by short motivational video clips.
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
Jacob Ball Asst Acad Team Coach NCHS
Troy Blakely Baseball Coach TNHS
Kayla Bodine Teacher Foster Heights
Tiffany Burba Inst Assistant I New Haven
Tiffany Corder Inst Assistant I Foster Heights
Carol Gaskill Yearbook Cox’s Creek
Sandy Gritton Bus Monitor District
Janice Hall Inst Assistant II NCHS
Kathryn Hazle Inst Assistant I Cox’s Creek
James Hilbert Bus Driver District
Brandee Johnson Department Chair NCHS
Shannon Jones Yearbook Cox’s Creek
Margaret Kjera Swim Coach TNHS/NCHS
Donna Lucchese Department Chair NCHS
Sheri McGuffin Acad Team Coach NCHS
Bill Osborne Bus Driver District
Darrell Parks Drama Coach NCHS
Debbie Parsons Department Chair NCHS
Amy Perry FRYSC Asst TNHS/NCHS
Carl Shannon Department Chair NCHS
Amelia Satterly Teacher Cox’s Creek
Jeannie Underwood Department Chair NCHS
Lindsey Unseld Problem Solving Coach NCHS
Erin Waldridge Teacher Cox’s Creek
Cindy Willis Department Chair NCHS
Transfers: Rana Kaissieh from I A I to School Secretary @ Cox’s Creek
Kelsey Shryock from IA I to Teacher @ Foster Heights
Karen Taylor from IA II to IA III @ NCHS
Classified Subs: Kathy Fields
Certified Substitute Teachers: Jacqueline Kieslich, Jessica Barrett, Pamela Zarantonello, Sarah Crawford, Jennifer Fout
Emergency Certified Teacher: None
Student Workers: Patrick Smith, Brittany Crawford
Jennifer Allain-Winchester Teacher OKHMS
Jennifer Brown Substitute District
Terri Dishon I A III NCHS
Patrice Edelen Inst Coach Foster Heights
Kim Farvour Bus Monitor District
Caroline Greer IA I FH
Katie Kielen Swim Coach TNHS
Robbie Leathers Volleyball Coach OKHM
David W. Simpson Substitute District
Randy Stephens Teacher TNHS
Tim VanHook Bus Driver District
Wanda Bartley Bus Driver District
Bills and Claims
Leaves of Absence
Minutes from Previous Meeting
September Board Meeting - 9/16/14
October Work Session - 10/2/14
NCHS KSA Events Basketball Tournament Orlando, FL 12/27/14-12/31/14
NCHS Webster County Holiday Tournament Dixon, KY 12/20/14-12/22/14
TNHS KY Youth Assembly Conference Louisville, KY 12/7/14-12/9/14
New Haven Derby Dinner Playhouse Clarksville, IN 12/17/14
Fund Raiser Requests
Efficient Resource Management
Mowing Bid Update
SFCC Technology Offer of Assistance
Each year the School Facilities Construction Commission issues offers of assistance to school districts in the area of technology. We are required to match this on a dollar for dollar basis. The current offer is $37,727.
Motion Passed: The Nelson County Board of Education accept the SFCC offer of assistance in the amount of $37,727 for fiscal year 2014-2015. passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
College and Career Readiness
Teaching Art Together (TAT) Grant
Boston School, Cox’s Creek Elementary School and Bloomfield Elementary School all wish to apply seperately for TAT (Teaching Art Together) artist residencies sponsored by the Kentucky Arts Council. Each residency will be for a specific length of time and for a specific arts program. The artists are all registered through the arts council, which provides partial funding based upon length of program. Each grant application is competitive and awarded based on adherence to criteria as specified by the arts council. Boston wishes to apply for a Visual and Performing Arts project with artist Carla Grover. This project will compare and contrast the cultural groups that created Appalachian culture, music and dance. The project will be a 10-day residency at a cost of $2,000, including an applicant match of $800. CCE wishes is seeking a Native American Dance project with artist Deborah Denenfield. This project will primarily involve 4th and 5th grades. It will be a 5-day residency $1,000 with an applicant match of $400. BES wishes to apply for a visual arts project with artist Carrie Neumayer. The artist will help students create several small murals that depict key moments in American history. The project will primarily target fifth grade students but will also involve younger students through peer tutoring. This project is to be a 10-day residency of at a cost of $2,000, including an applicant match of $800.
Motion Passed: Approval for Boston School, CCE and BES to apply for three separate KAC Teaching Art Together grants amounting to $3,000 and requiring matching funds of $2,000 for all three. passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.
Mathematics Achievement Fund (MAF) Grant
Boston School, Cox’s Creek Elementary School, Bloomfield Elementary School, New Haven School and Foster Heights Elementary Schools all wish to apply for Mathematics Achievement Fund (MAF) grants sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education. These grants are designed to support the implementation of key aspects of the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (TLE) and Data Driven Instruction (DDI). It provides teachers with real-time, professional learning tools and resources to support educators in reaching the vision for a college and career ready education. Units link together to form a complete K-5 mathematics curriculum that can be adjusted to meet the needs of individual students. Each of these grant applications request $41,000 to support the salary of one mathematics intervention teacher for each participating school, and amounting to a total request of $205,000.
Motion Passed: Approval for Boston School, CCES, BES, NHS and FHES to each apply for five separate Mathematics Achievement Fund (MAF) grants of $41,000, amounting to $205,000 together. passed with a motion by Mr. Larry Pate and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
KPREP Results & Deliverables Report
Tim Beck/Kim Brown
Student and Stakeholder Engagement
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 Mrs. Diane Berry.
Convene Executive Session
Adjourn Executive Session
Reconvene Regular Session
Adjourn Regular Session