Nelson County
February 20, 2018 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. Organization of the Board
III.A. Oath of Office
IV. Student & Shareholder Engagement
IV.A. Student Performance
Tom Brown

Bloomfield Middle School

IV.B. Good News

The hydroponics project group at The Academy have tomato and pepper plants growing in the hydroponics room. They are beginning to bloom. Within the month, they will be planting seeds in the greenhouse, so they will be ready to sell this Spring.

Anna Simpson was our school winner at BES of the Kentucky Grandparents Essay. She will now move on to the next level of competition.

We had 2 students from each classroom in grades 3-5 compete in our school Spelling Bee. The school winner was Russell Cox in fifth grade.

Ella Sweeney represented BMS at the KMEA ALL STATE CHOIR last week. BMS Betas did well at the convention: John Kellogg placed 3rd for 8th grade math, Thomas Fell placed 3rd for 7th grade math, Kaden Roller was elected as Kentucky Junior Beta Chaplain. The Betas won the Campaign Skit Crew, Placed 2nd in Club Trading Pin and placed 3rd in Living Literature. Matthew Riley was BMS school spelling bee champion and placed 3rd in Nelson County.

Boston hosted the middle school district Governor's Cup on Saturday, January 20th. Sawyer Boone took first place in the math assessment and Miranda Hardin came in 4th place. Aimee Farvour placed 3rd in Arts & Humanities and 4th in written composition. Lana Marrero placed 5th in written composition.

5th grade students engaged in a successful social studies PBL at Wickland Historical Home

Beta students represented Cox's Creek well at the recent BETA convention. Riley Hall placed 1st in math and Andrew Livers placed 1st in woodworking. 

Cox's Creek Future Problem Solver team placed first in their district tournament. 

The Early Learning Center welcomed 178 family members to our Sweetheart Meals and promoted our first ever Community Blood Drive for April 19, 2018 from 4-8pm.

Third grade students at Foster Heights, Ava Thomas and Lacey Barnes, recently won a student design project for their design of Moo-Moo-Cocka-Doodle-Do Petting Zoo. Both students presented their designs to a panel of judges comprised of real-world experts in the community, and were the winning design. Aside from learning area and perimeter, the students learned collaboration skills as well as public speaking skills throughout the process.

New Haven Elementary Academic Team took first place overall in the district Governor's cup competition on February 10th. The kids now advance to the regional competition in March.

NCHS has received a College Success Award for our preparation of students for college. Only schools in 9 states have received this honor, so we are very excited.

Marly Walls has been named Fifth Region Player of the Year and Ms. Kentucky Basketball Candidate!

On Wednesday, February 14th, OKHMS hosted the first Dean’s List Breakfast of the 2017-2018 school year. We are inspired by our remarkable students earning all A’s and/or B’s in the first semester of school. 42% of our students received this honor. We took pleasure in dining with and celebrating the children of 146 families in our community.

Thomas Nelson High School Academic Team LEADER Lizzie Marksbury participated as a regional finalist seeking to become the first Academic Team student to make it to state competition this year.

IV.C. Superintendent Search Process
Owens Saylor
V. Operations Consent Agenda
Board Chair
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve consent items as presented passed with a motion by Mrs. Diane Breeding and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.

V.A. Information: Personnel Actions

New Hires:                
Kelsey Young                      Teacher           CCES
Austyn Cheatham                Teacher           OKH
Jordan Schappacher             IA1                 FHES
Arvin Lampkin                     Mech               Trans
Pamela Kimball                    Childcare         FHES 
Theresa Gentry                    Bus Mon          Trans
Courtney Palmer                  Cook/Baker      OKH


Reinstatements:  None

One Year Certification:         

 Classified Subs: Krystal Carroll, Taylor Skrine, Lori Boblitt, Ashley Glass

Certified Substitute: April Ward, Maggie Argenbright, Danielle Chladek, Amber Crowe, Emily Murphy, Erika Clark, Amanda Ballard

Student Workers:

Non-Renewals: None                       



Reprimands/Terminations:  None

V.B. Treasurer's Report
V.C. Bills and Claims
V.D. MUNIS Report
V.E. Leaves of Absence

Intermittent Leave:                  

Medical Leave:                        

Teacher            NCHS
Custodian         BES
IA                    CC
Cook/Baker      TNHS

Maternity Leave:                     

School Phy       Dis
Teacher           BOS

Educational Leave: None

V.F. Minutes from Previous Meeting

Jan Board Mtg 1/24/18

V.G. Overnight/Out-of-State Trips

NCHS STLP     Galt House, Louisville KY        March 6-9, 2018
NCATC            Crowne Plaza, Louisville KY    March 15-17, 2018

V.H. Fundraiser Requests

CCES     Yankee Candle Fundraiser     3/12/18-3/28/18     
FH         Kayak Raffle                         4/1/18-5/18/18     

V.I. Board Training Approval

2018 Annual KSBA Conference, March 2-4
Galt House Hotel, Louisville KY

Board Member




Diane Berry




Damon Jackey




Diane Breeding




Jeff Dickerson




V.J. Policies 2nd Reading

2nd Reading:

09.2241 Student Medication

VI. Efficient Resource Management
VI.A. 2018-2019 Preschool Changes
Ann Marie Williams

Preschool 2018-2019

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Approve changes as presented for the 2018-2019 school year. passed with a motion by Mrs. Diane Berry and a second by Mrs. Rebekah McGuire-Dye.

VI.B. Google Transition & Network Fiber Agreement
Jesse Morgan
VI.C. Research/Development of Mobile Phone App for NCS
Jaime Chenault
VI.D. GO Center Update
Tiffanie Clark
VI.E. Policy Update 1st Reading
Bob Morris

Policy 1st Reading:

09.423 Use of Alcohol, Drugs, and Other Prohibited Substances

Procedure 1st Reading:

09.423 AP1 Student Drug Testing Procedures

VII. College and Career Readiness
VII.A. Admissions and Attendance Policy Update
Kim Brown

The Nelson County Schools Foreign Exchange Policy 09.12 is in need of updating and discussion:

  • Foreign Exchange students are encouraged to participate in high school graduation experiences;

  • In the past, students who complete a year of study in a Nelson County High School received a Certificate of Completion;

  • It is possible to conduct a transcript audit to determine if the foreign exchange student holds or has attained the credits to achieve a Kentucky High School Diploma;

  • The Nelson County Schools currently accepts F-I visa student’s, could we also accept J-I visa students?


An F-1 visa is issued to international students who are attending an academic program or English Language Program at a US College or University.  F1 students must maintain the minimum Course load for full-time student status.  Part-time on campus employment is allowed during periods of full study.

A J-1 is a non-immigrant visa issued by the United States to Research scholars, professors and exchange visitors participating in programs that promote cultural exchange, especially to obtain medical or business training within the U.S.

  • Identify Issues/Concerns?






VII.B. Associate Degree Program
Kim Brown

Eligibility Requirements for Dual Credit Associate Degree Program

Dual credit programs are cost-effective ways for students to earn college credit while in high school, and studies show they increase college enrollment, on-time graduation, and help expose students to career possibilities.

Dual credit programs provide the opportunity for students to both earn those necessary college credits as well as experience "going to college" among friends and close to home and school. Studies show that these programs increase the chances of college enrollment, on-time graduation, as well as reducing college costs. Dual credit programs also expose students to many career possibilities prior to college, helping refine major and degree program selection.


Dual credit courses generate an interest in attending college among students who may not have thought it an option. The programs also promote college-going cultures within schools, providing opportunities for both teachers and students to explore teaching and learning a more rigorous curriculum than before.

In order to ensure success in dual credit coursework while pursuing an Associate Degree, the following entrance criteria will be required of all Nelson County Public Schools students seeking degree/diploma completion.


VII.C. New Skills for Youth Cohort II Grant
Kim Brown


The Director of Secondary Education is making a request for permission for the district to apply for the New Skills For Youth Grant Cohort II with: Bardstown Independent, Larue County, Marion County, Washington County, Nelson County Area Technology Center, Marion County Area Technology Center, and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

VIII. Student and Shareholder Engagement
VIII.A. Superintendent's Update
Tom Brown
VIII.B. 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.

IX. Adjourn Regular Session
Actions Taken

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. Jeff Dickerson.