Call to Order
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/Employee Performance: OKHIS
Operations Consent Agenda
Motion Passed: Motion to approve consent items as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Adam Wheatley and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Information: Personnel Actions
Job Description Updates
The terminology on the following positions was updated, with reference to KIRIS (replaced with formative and summative assessments) and site-based (replaced by school based council) changed. Added are references to Rti’s and ILP’s for modified instruction and services for students. Other changes were included to make terminology parallel and consistent throughout each description. No major responsibilities added or deleted in any—just updated.
· Teacher – Classroom (Primary – 12)
· Director of Human Resources
· Teacher – Preschool
· Instructional Assistant I
· Middle School Guidance Counselor
· Media Specialist
· Director of Food Service
· Director of Transportation
Bills and Claims
Leaves of Absence
Minutes from Previous Meeting
Shortened School Day: Elementary Student
Board of Education Locally Approved Hours
On Tuesday, November 11, 2008, Board of Education members participated in a “Results” Forum for three hours with the members of the SBDM Councils from each of the schools. As noted in 702 KAR 1.115, the Board needs to take formal action to approve the earning of three (3) hours of local in-service credit for this educational endeavor.
Student Support Services
Update for all current construction projects which include the following: renovation/addition of Nelson County High School, renovation of the high school athletic facilities, the Vocational School renovation/addition, the status of the additional high school, and the renovation/addition.of Foster Heights School.
Change Order # 49: NCHS/Vocational School
It was found that welding booth lights must be revised in order to accommodate use, it was also found that electrical layout in high school science rooms needed to be changed in order align with new cabinets. Finally, electrical circuits embedded in concrete floor were cut when plumbing work was completed. J George Electric will provide all labor and materials for a cost of $6,754.86.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #49 for Nelson County High School and the Vocational School was passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Adam Wheatley.
Change Order # 50: NCHS
As the foam roof at Nelson County High School was removed it was found that large areas of the existing metal decking was rusted beyond use or had been irreparably damaged by previous re-roofing efforts. Architects, Construction Manager, roofing vendors, and owners were all involved with decking evaluation and formulation of solutions. The Zero Company can provide all labor and materials to replace the deteriorated decking for a cost of $94,141.21.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #50 for Nelson County High School was passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Nicky Rapier.
Change Order # 51: Vocational School
A room scheduled for painting at the vocational school has panel walls and VCT flooring. With that confirmed, painting was deleted. With that deletion a credit of $1794.00 from Howell and Howell Painting was realized.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #51 for the Vocational School was passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Adam Wheatley.
Change Order #52: NCHS
The new roof at Nelson County High School developed a ponding area adjacent to the hall doors at cafeteria. In order to divert water a scupper was found to be necessary. The Zero Company will provide all materials and labor for $1,600.00.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #52 for Nelson County High School was passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Change Order # 56: NCHS
During the installation of the cabinets in the science rooms the school staff requested a reconfiguration of cabinetry in order to have a more efficient use of the facility. All cabinets were reused but the change required additional end panels. US Specialties will provide all labor and materials for installation of panels for a cost of $597.00.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #56 for Nelson County High School was passed with a motion by Mr. Adam Wheatley and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Approval of Nelson Co. West High School Design Drawings
KDE requires that Board approval for the new high school schematics are reflected in Board minutes. The attached schematics have been presented to the high school design team for approval.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the design drawings as presented for the new Nelson County West high school was passed with a motion by Mr. Adam Wheatley and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Redistricting Committee Recommendations: High School Student Reassignments
In March, 2008, the Board of Education asked the Superintendent to convene a Committee to gather data regarding the redistricting of students once the new high school was built. The Committee has met 9 times during the past 8 months and is now ready to make recommendations to the Board (see attached Power Point Presentation).
Motion Passed: Action to receive information from the Redistricting Committee regarding a proposed redistricting plan was passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Adam Wheatley.
In order to receive state transportation and attendance funding for non-resident pupils, a reciprocal contract must be completed between districts concerned. The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has stipulated that contracts for the 2009-2010 school year must be submitted to KDE before February 1, 2009. The following districts have or will submit contracts for signature:
Bullitt County Elizabethtown Independent
Motion Passed: Action to approve the out-of-district district contracts for non-resident pupils as presented was passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Final Payment: U.S. Specialties
US Specialties has completed all required casework for the renovations/additions at Nelson County High School and the Vocational School. All work has been inspected and found acceptable by architects, construction manager, and owners. The final payment is $2,100.00.
Motion Passed: Action to approve final payment to U.S. Specialties in the amount of $2100.00 for renovations/addition at Nelson County High School and Vocational School was passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Adam Wheatley.
Final Payment: PCM Construction, Inc.
PCM Construction, Inc. has completed all contracted masonry work for the renovation/addition at Nelson County High School and the Vocational School. All areas have been inspected and found acceptable by architects, construction manager, and owners. The final payment to PCM is $30,637.20.
Motion Passed: Action to approve final payment to PCM Construction, Inc., in the amount of $30,637.20 for renovations/addition at Nelson County High School and the Vocational School was passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Frank Hall.
Student Instructional Services
Approval of CSIPS/Achievement Gap Targets
Each year schools prepare a Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) as a guide to goal setting and decision making in order to increase student achievement. An instructional team at each school considered all planning areas including: assessment, curriculum, instruction, equity, leadership, school culture, family and community involvement, professional development, and technology. Each plan is a reflection of top priorities and initiatives that will guide their work throughout the school year.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the Comprehensive School Improvement Plans for Bloomfield Elementary, Bloomfield Middle, Boston, Cox's Creek, Foster Heights, Nelson County High School, New Haven, Old Kentucky Intermediate and Old Kentucky Home Middle Schools was passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
21st Century Grant: Bloomfield Middle
Bloomfield Middle School wishes to seek a 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC) grant to launch a program that would deliver academic and cultural enrichment programs during non-school hours. This program will provide students with a broad array of activities designed to help boost test scores and add depth to the curriculum while providing positive youth development activities. Bloomfield Middle School will apply as a new grant applicant through the Kentucky Department of Education as part of the 21CCLC federal grant Program. KDE anticipates new grantee awards ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 per year for three years. Fourth year funding will decrease to 75 percent of the original funding. Fifth year funding will decrease to 50 percent of the original funding. Bloomfield Middle School can see significant advantages for students through a program such as this and intends to apply for the maximum award possible. The application deadline is Dec. 3.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant application for Bloomfield Middle School was passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Adam Wheatley.
21st Century Grant: Childcare Program
The Nelson County Childcare Program is seeking continuation funding through the Kentucky Department of Education as part of the 21st Century Community Learning Center federal grant Program. The program originally received a CCLC grant in 2002 and has the opportunity to apply for continuation funding for the next five years. The maximum award for the first year of that period is $75,000, with a decrease of 10 percent each year up to five years. No grant awarded will be less than $50,000 for any grant year. The purpose of the continuation grants are to assist grantees with seed money to continue successful 21st CCLC programming that has been funded in the past. Applicants will be screened on a pass/fail basis for capacity to administer the program determined by successful implementation and participation levels of the current program. The Nelson County program, which includes five centers, meets this criterion. The application deadline is Dec. 3.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant application for the Nelson County Childcare Program was passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Adam Wheatley.
504 Plan: New Regulations
IN ORDER TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL STATUTE Re: 504 PLANS, THE OLD PROCEDURE DATED MARCH 2003 NEED TO BE RESCINDED AND THE NEW ONE ADOPTED IN ITS PLACE DATED NOVEMBER 11, 2008.
Summary of Changes to the 504 Procedures
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was recently reauthorized and therefore our district procedures must be revised to reflect the changes.
There are no state regulations for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Therefore, our procedural guidance from Kentucky School Boards Association is provide in conjunction with federal law
There are few changes that impact the district’s actions in regard to implementing 504 plans for eligible students and staff members
The primary changes are:
1) The addition of a DSM-4 or ICD-9 diagnosis to verify any physical or mental impairment. Page 9
2) The revision of the disciple section regarding disciplinary removals that may constitute a pattern. Page 17
3) The revision of the manifestation determination review adding that the conduct in question has a “direct and substantial relationship to the child’s disability” and the addition of “if the conduct in question was the direct result of the LEA’s failure to implement the 504 plan” Page 18
4) Minor changes in the forms to update terminology in the 2008 reauthorization.
Motion Passed: Action to adopt new 504 procedures as required by Federal Statute and rescind prior procedures dated March 2003 was passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Motion Passed: Motion to adjourn passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Frank Hall.
Convene Executive Session
Adjourn Executive Session
Reconvene Regular Session
Adjourn Regular Session