Nelson County
March 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. Student & Shareholder Engagement
III.A. Student Performance
Mr. Brown


III.B. Good News

To date, there have been a total of 330 online APEX courses completed by students of The Academy, with 104 courses complete this semester.

At the BETA convention that was held in Lexington, Bloomfield Elementary had the following students who placed:
5th place Math- Charles Buckman
4th place Book Battle: Caden Hardin, Cheyenne Bailey, Jacob Willett
National Qualifiers include:
3rd place Science- Carsen Keeling
3rd place Language Arts- Alli O'Bryan
3rd place Advertising Design- Addie Avis and Alivia Morris
3rd place Banner- Emily Sanders, Alivia Morris, and Scarlettann Williams
3rd place t-shirt design- Scarlettann Williams

Bloomfield Middle School STLP will be competing in the state championship on March 29th.
7th & 8th grade Band will be competing on March 28th in Hardin County. 

The Boston Middle School team advances Sawyer Boone to compete in the math assessment on March 17th. Our elementary academic team took 2nd overall in the district governor’s cup on February 10th. The FPS team which includes: Cade Benningfield, Brenin Ford-Pedigo, Kinsi Floyd and Wyatt Carter, took 1st place. Addisyn Cull placed 5th, Sophia Pimentel-Tonche placed 2nd and Charles Bowling place 1st in written composition. Kinsi Floyd placed 5th in math. Brianna Cothern placed 3rd and Jonathan Jimision placed 4th in language arts. Chloe Hall placed 5th in Arts and Humanities. The FPS team took 3rd place in regional FPS competition earlier this month.

Cox's Creek Elementary raised over $1,200 for the WHAS Crusade for Children.  The Future Problem Solvers placed first in the district competition. Every grade level is implementing a spring project based learning unit. Some of these include an Entrepreneur Fair, an area and perimeter unit where students will create a garden for our school, and a 5th Grade Writing/Art showcase.

Students at the Early Learning Center enjoyed going on Leprechaun hunts; searching for the pot of gold. Ms. Katie's class found all the clues with rhyming words and their pot of gold was hidden in the classroom. Ms. Krista and Ms. Jessica's class is learning to add and subtract with dice and Cat in the Hat.
Students are enjoying taking a book home to read with family from our Lending Library. Our Lending Library was made possible through the WHAS Grant and we are thankful for their support.

Foster Heights 1st grade students in Mrs. Miles and Catanzarito's class participated in passion projects requiring them to research a topic of their choice and present their learning to their peers and Foster Heights families.

Congratulations to NCHS student, Laurel Philpott, who was invited to attend Craft and Gatton Academies. Laurel will attend Gatton in the fall.

New Haven will host STEAM day on the Friday before spring break. Students will spend the day traveling around the school visiting various STEAM centers.

Kaileigh Ervin earned first place on the Arts and Humanities written assessment and Lawson Strenecky earned second place on the Social Studies written assessment at the regional academic team competition. They both will move on to compete at the state level on Sunday, March 18. Reagan Trzop was chosen by Mrs. Potter to represent Family Resource as a Legislative Page in Frankfort on March 1st.
Zachary Moore and Skylar Herron advanced as individuals to the Archery State Tournament.

Congratulations to Meridith Bradford who will be representing Thomas Nelson High School at the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership conference this June.

III.C. Nelson Co. Schools Community Support Inc.
Dorothy White
III.D. Superintendent Search Process
Owens Saylor
IV. 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.

IV.A. Information: Personnel Actions

New Hires:                
Grady Thomas            Teacher           TNHS
Jennifer Sanders         Bus Driver       Trans


Reinstatements:  None

One Year Certification:          

Classified Subs: Yohonna Maddox, Vincencio Cruz, Theresa Morris, Amanda Quack, Lori Boblitt, Hailey Still

Certified Substitute: Danny Carter, Lindsey Simons, Britney Newton, Amie Isabel

Student Workers:

Non-Renewals: None                       



Reprimands/Terminations:  None

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

Intermittent Leave:                  

Medical Leave:                  Teacher            CC
                                         IA                    CC

Maternity Leave:                     

Educational Leave:           None



IV.F. Minutes from Previous Meeting
IV.G. Fundraiser Requests
IV.H. Overnight/Out-of-State Trips
IV.I. 2nd Reading Policy 09.12
V. Efficient Resource Management
V.A. Facilities Update
V.A.1. TNHS Change Order 14
Tim Hockensmith

Change Order 14 - M&J Construction, replaced pea gravel with concrete sidewalk.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Approved Change Order 14 as presented. passed with a motion by Mrs. Diane Berry and a second by Mrs. Diane Breeding.

Tim Hockensmith


Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Approve BG4 for bid package 2 for the TNHS project. passed with a motion by Mr. Jeff Dickerson and a second by Mrs. Rebekah McGuire-Dye.

V.B. CEP Update
Deborah Thompson

Community Eligibility Provision Recommendation

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Nelson County School Board approve the Early Learning Center to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision for the 18-19 School Year. passed with a motion by Mrs. Rebekah McGuire-Dye and a second by Mrs. Diane Breeding.

V.C. 2018-2019 District Calendar Update/Set Graduation
Bob Morris

Date Missed        Make-up Day
March 12, 2018     May 25, 2018

Teachers will return for .5 closing day on May 29, 2018.

Approve request to set the date and times for graduation as listed below:
May 25th at 5:30 p.m.  Nelson County High School

May 25th at 7:30 p.m.  Thomas Nelson High School



Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Approve make-up day for March 12, 2018 and times for graduation as presented. passed with a motion by Mrs. Diane Breeding and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.

V.D. FRYSC Continuation Plans
Ann Marie Williams

The 18-19 FRYSC Continuation Plans provide a template for the Family Resource and Youth Service Centers in regard to site needs, program services, and budgeting. Each plan includes a needs assessment and action plan for each center and have been approved by FRYSC councils and local SBDMs.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Approve the 18-19 FRYSC Continuation Plans as presented. passed with a motion by Mrs. Diane Berry and a second by Mr. Jeff Dickerson.

VI. College and Career Readiness
VI.A. NCS Personalized Blended Learning Programs
Kim Brown/Robbie Leathers
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:   passed with a motion by Mrs. Diane Breeding and a second by Mrs. Rebekah McGuire-Dye.

VI.B. Associate Degree Program
Kim Brown

Approval of Associates Degree Program with Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Approve the 64 Credit Associates Degree Program with ECTC. passed with a motion by Mrs. Diane Berry and a second by Mrs. Diane Breeding.

VI.C. STOP District/School TIP Hot Line
Kim Brown

Approval of STOP Tip Hotline

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Approve the District's use of the STOP Tip Hotline as presented. passed with a motion by Mrs. Diane Berry and a second by Mr. Jeff Dickerson.

VI.D. Reorganization of Instructional Coaches & Job Creation
Tom Brown

.5 Assistant Principal Cox's Creek

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Approve position of .5 Assistant Principal for Cox's Creek Elementary. passed with a motion by Mrs. Diane Breeding and a second by Mr. Jeff Dickerson.

VII. Student and Shareholder Engagement
VII.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.

VIII. Convene Executive Session per KRS 61.810(1)(f) for Discussions That May Lead to the Appointment of an Employee
Board Chair
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:   passed with a motion by Mrs. Diane Breeding and a second by Mr. Jeff Dickerson.

IX. Reconvene Open Session
Board Chair
X. Adjourn Regular Session