Nelson County
February 10, 2009 5:00 PM
Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. Call to Order
Board Chair


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/Employee Performance: New Haven School
IV. Student/Employee Recognition
Supt. Lantz
V. Operations Consent Agenda
Board Chair
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve consent items as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Nicky Rapier.

V.A. Information: Personnel Actions
V.B. 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.


  • Secretary I
  • Secretary II
  • Custodian I
  • Custodian II
  •  Director of Technology
  • Assistant Director of Technology
  • Curriculum Resource Consultant






    V.C. Treasurer's Report
    V.D. Bills and Claims
    V.E. MUNIS Report
    V.F. Leaves of Absence
    V.G. Minutes from Previous Meeting
    V.H. Overnight/Out-of-State Trips
    VI. Student Support Services
    Board Chair
    VI.A. Construction Update
    VI.B. Change Orders: None
    VI.C. 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.

    Actions Taken

    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.

    VI.D. 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.

    Actions Taken

    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.

    VI.E. Technology SFCC Offer of Assistance
    Actions Taken

    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.

    VI.F. Calendar Revisions
    VI.F.1. 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.

    Actions Taken

    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.

    VI.F.2. 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.

    Actions Taken

    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.

    VI.G. Attendance Report

    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%

    VII. Student Instructional Services
    Board Chair
    VII.A. 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.

    VII.B. Grants
    VII.B.1. 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.

    Actions Taken

    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.

    VIII. Guest Comments
    Board Chair
    IX. Adjourn Regular Session
    Board Chair
    Actions Taken

    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.

    X. Convene Executive Session
    XI. Adjourn Executive Session
    XII. Reconvene Regular Session
    XIII. Adjourn Regular Session