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: New Haven School
Operations Consent Agenda
Motion Passed: Motion to approve consent items as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Nicky Rapier.
Information: Personnel Actions
Updated Job Descriptions
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 Rtl’s and ILP’s for modified instruction and services for students. Working with newly created Athletic Director (for elementary & middle) was included. Other changes were included to make terminology parallel and consistent throughout each description. No major responsibilities added or deleted in any—just updated.
Director of Technology
Assistant Director of Technology
Curriculum Resource Consultant
Bills and Claims
Leaves of Absence
Minutes from Previous Meeting
Student Support Services
Change Orders: None
FH Renovation/Construction Documents
Approval of Construction Drawings for renovation/additions to Foster Heights School:
Board approval is required for the completed construction drawings for the above referenced project.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the Foster Heights renovation/construction documents as presented was passed with a motion by Mr. Larry Pate and a second by Mr. Nicky Rapier.
Foster Hts./OKHIS: Plan for Reuniting
The beginning phases of construction for the reuniting of the two schools has resulted in a review of the most effective use of resources and facilities that contribute to school culture, instruction, and assessment for the students at Foster Heights Elementary and Old Kentucky Home Intermediate Schools during the 2009-2010 school year transition phase.
The principals of both buildings would like to make the recommendation that Foster Heights Elementary and Old Kentucky Home Intermediate schools be reunited and operate as one beginning with the 2009-2010 fiscal year in order for the school to operate in the most effective and efficient manner.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the plan for reuniting Foster Heights and Old Kentucky Home Intermediate Schools under one roof and administration was passed with a motion by Mr. Adam Wheatley and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Technology SFCC Offer of Assistance
Motion Passed: Action to approve the SFCC Technology Offer of Assistance in the amount XXX of was passed with a motion by Mr. Adam Wheatley and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
Calendar Adjustments: 2008-2009
Because of recent inclement weather, the following changes to the 2008-2009 calendar are recommended:
Weather Day Make-up Day
Tuesday, December 16th Friday, February 13th
Monday, January 26th Monday, February 16th
Tuesday, January 27th Tuesday, May 19th
Wednesday, January 28th Friday, May 1st (Early Release Day)
Thursday, January 29th Wednesday, April 1st
Friday, January 30th Thursday, April 2nd
Monday, February 2nd Friday, April 3rd
Tuesday, February 3rd Monday, June 1st
Wednesday, February 4th Tuesday, June 2nd
The scheduled Professional Development days for April 1st (moved from February 13th) and May 1st will be rescheduled for the first two days in June after the last teacher Professional Day. At the present time, these days would be scheduled for June 4th and 5th. In addition, please note that graduation dates will be adjusted accordingly to June 2nd, pending no additional calendar changes.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the calendar revisions as recommended for the 2008 - 2009 school year was passed with a motion by Mr. Adam Wheatley and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
OKHMS Emergency Day
On Monday, January 12, Old Kentucky Home Middle School suffered an electrical service failure. At that point school for OKHM students was canceled for that day. A request for a disaster day may be submitted to the Commissioner Education for approval. A copy of the local board order shall accompany this request.
Motion Passed: Action to approve submission of a request to the Commissioner of Education for the allowance of one disaster day for Old Kentucky Home Middle School was passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
Average Daily Attendance (ADA) For First 5 Months
Average Daly Membership (ADM)
% of attendance
ADA ADM %
Bloomfield Middle 387.58 404.83 95.74
New Haven Schools 437.44 464.59 94.16
OKHI 247.22 256.12 96.53
Bloomfield Elementary 372.67 386.15 96.51
Horizons 44.92 54.60 82.27
Boston School 288.99 302.06 95.67
Cox’s Creek 431.61 447.85 96.37
Foster Heights 413.74 431.05 95.96
OKHM 411.37 426.98 96.34
NCHS 1492.81 1580.54 94.45
Current % for District through month five 95.24%
07-08 % for District through month five 94.62%
Student Instructional Services
On-Demand Writing Assessment
Curriculum Resource Consultants will provide an overview regarding On-Demand writing practices in our district. The presentation will include an explanation of how On-Demand differs from Open Response questions used in classrooms as well as CATS testing.
Mental Health Grant
Funded through the U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, this grant opportunity is designed to increase student access to quality mental health care by linking local school systems with the local mental health system. Our project will be designed to improve collaborative efforts between school-based services and community services in specific areas of need; enhance the availability of crisis intervention services and appropriate referrals for students; and provide training for those participating in delivery of services. This grant will not provide funds for direct services to students. This grant will fund up to $400,000 with no match for a project period of 24-months.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the grant application for integration of schools and mental health systems was passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Adam Wheatley.
Adjourn Regular Session
Motion Passed: A motion to adjourn the regular session of the Nelson County Board of Education was passed with a motion by Mr. Adam Wheatley and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
Convene Executive Session
Adjourn Executive Session
Reconvene Regular Session
Adjourn Regular Session