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
Student and Stakeholder Engagement
Expect the Best Recognition
Certified: Michelle Gosser (Horizons)
Classified: Allen Mason (BES)
Students: Alexis Newton & Jacob Solarzano (CCES)
Parent: Tracy Holsclaw (Boston)
Operations Consent Agenda
Motion Passed: Motion to approve consent items as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Larry Pate and a second by Mrs. Diane Breeding.
Information: Personnel Actions
Employment: Aaron Dorman Teacher OKHMS
Amanda Smith Teacher OKHMS
Brandon Durbin Teacher OKHMS
JT Metcalf Teacher BMS
One Year Certification: Beth Crowe Media Specialist CCES
Classified Subs: None
Certified Substitute Teachers: None
Student Workers: None
Resignations: Aaron Dorman Teacher OKHMS
Reprimands/Terminations: Lynn Fairfax Bus Driver District
Bills and Claims
Leaves of Absence
Minutes from Previous Meeting
September Board Meeting - 9/15/15
October Work Session - 10/1/15
Efficient Resource Management
Drink Vending/Concession Contract 2016-2020.
Motion Passed: It is recommended the Nelson County Board of Education approve the contract for drink vending/concessions to Pepsi-Cola effective October 20, 2015 through June 30, 2020. passed with a motion by Mr. Larry Pate and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.
2015-2016 SFCC Technology Offers 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 if $37,445.
Motion Passed: It is recommended the Nelson County Board of Education accept this offer of assistance. passed with a motion by Mr. Larry Pate and a second by Mrs. Diane Breeding.
Professional Growth & Effectiveness System
Memoranda of Agreement for Teacher Education Program
Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) for Student Teachers.
Motion Passed: Approve request for the memoranda of agreement with the following Universities for the Nelson County School to take students teachers during the 2015-2016 school year: Bellarmine University, Campbellsville University, Jefferson Community Technical College, Midway College, Morehead State University and St. Catherine College. passed with a motion by Mr. Larry Pate and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.
I move that the Nelson County Board of Education approve the memoranda of agreement with the following Universities to take students teachers for the 2015-2016 school year as presented: Bellarmine University, Campbellsville University, Jefferson Community Technical College, Midway College, Morehead State University and St. Catherine College.
College and Career Readiness
Ann Marie Williams
Brigance is the state mandated assessment reporting readiness of entering kindergarten students. This data is preliminary for the fall of 2015 and will be finalized in late winter.
Teaching Art Together KAC - Boston School
Boston School wishes to pursue a Kentucky Arts Council Teaching Art Together (TAT) grant for the spring semester next year. The school wishes to seek a one week artist residency in Theatre Arts in support of the school’s anti-bullying program. Artist Shannon Woolley of Louisville, would present a program that teaches anti-bullying and communication skills through process drama. Teachers and students will work with Woolley to learn about the culture of India, characteristics of folktales, and elements of drama and theatre to create a process drama entitled “Rat and Tiger,” that carries an important anti-bullying message. The grant request is for $600, with a required $400 match.
Motion Passed: Approve request for grant applications in the amount of $600 through the Kentucky Arts Council Teaching Art Together (TAT) grant program. passed with a motion by Mr. Larry Pate and a second by Mr. David Norman.
DuPont Pioneer Grant - NCHS Agriculture Dept.
The Nelson County High School Agriculture Department wishes to apply for a DuPont Pioneer grant in the amount of $5,000 to help defray the cost of CASE (Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education) consumables and equipment. The DuPont Pioneer grant program provides funds in support of CASE programs. The NCHS Agriculture Department offers four CASE courses through NCHS agriculture teachers who have been certified in the program. This year NCHS offers nine CASE sections in Agriscience, Plant Science, Animal Science and Food Science, and has approximately 250 students enrolled in these courses. The cost for consumables is extremely high and this grant will help purchase the necessary materials to teach these courses to their fullest potential. No matching funds are required.
Motion Passed: Approve request for grant application in the amount of $5,000 through DuPont Pioneer program to purchase consumables and equipment in support of the school's CASE agriscience curriculum. passed with a motion by Mrs. Diane Berry and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
KAEE Pilot School Grant - CCES
Cox’s Creek Elementary School wishes to pursue a Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) grant in the amount of $2,250 the school’s environmental education program. The school wishes to utilize outdoor portions of the school campus to provide students with engaging hands-on opportunities to learn about the environment they live in. The initial plan is to establish and restore several existing but dormant garden plots on the campus, and restore and maintain several existing trails on campus. The project is to be accomplished in phases and will likely span several years. Throughout, students and faculty will collaborate with high school agriculture teachers, the district’s FFA programs, the NCATC, local businesses, Bernheim Forest and Arboretum, along with parents and other community members. The amount sought will support materials and supplies needed to accomplish the first phase. The grant requires matching funds, which can be provided through sweat equity, materials and money provided.
Motion Passed: Approve request for grant application in the amount of $2,250 through the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) grant program. passed with a motion by Mrs. Diane Berry and a second by Mr. David Norman.
Horizons Academy Fender Music Foundation
Horizons Academy wishes to apply for a grant award of instruments and equipment provided through the Fender Music Foundation. These items are slightly used, blemished or otherwise imperfect and have been collected from manufacturers and retailers. Descriptions regarding specific imperfections of each instrument will be available to selected programs. Horizons Academy has a fledgling music program through teacher Kirk McElroy, a certified music teacher. This grant application does not have a specific dollar amount attached.
Motion Passed: Approve request for grant application for music instruments through the Fender Music Foundation. passed with a motion by Mr. Larry Pate and a second by Mr. David Norman.
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. David Norman and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
Convene Executive Session per KRS 61.810(1)(f)
Motion Passed: Action to convene an Executive Session per KRS 61.810() of the Nelson County Board of Education for the purpose of discussing student discipline. passed with a motion by Mr. David Norman and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.
Adjourn Executive Session
Reconvene Regular Session
Decision to Hear Student Grievance
A student has requested to present a grievance to the Board, per Board Policy 09.4281.
Adjourn Regular Session