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
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. Adam Wheatley.
Information: Personnel Actions
Job Description Updates
The following job descriptions have been edited:
· Artist in Residence (deleted –– no longer a position)
· Permanent Substitute Teacher (deleted –– no longer a position)
· Head Teacher Elementary (deleted –– no longer a position)
· School Technology Coordinator (not listed as classified or certified—responsibilities are identical)
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.
· Finance Officer
· Account Clerk III
· Account Clerk II
· Account Clerk I
· Community Relations Director/Grant Writer
· Physical/Occupational Therapist
· Physical/Occupational Therapy Assistant
· Instructional Assistant II
· Supervisor of Maintenance
· Maintenance Technician III
· Maintenance Technician II
· Maintenance Technician I
· Athletic Director
· Tech Specialist II
· Tech Specialist I
· Vehicle Mechanic II
· Vehicle Mechanic I
· Bus Driver
· Bus Monitor I
· Bus Monitor II
· Resource Therapist (Positives)
· Special Education District Resource Teacher
· Gifted Education Teacher
· Department Chair Head – High School
· School Technology Coordinator
· Family Resource Youth Service Center Coordinator
· Family Resource Youth Service Centers Assistant
· Child Care Instructional Assistant/Substitute
· Director of Child Care
Bills and Claims
Leaves of Absence
Minutes from Previous Meeting
The Kentucky Department of Education requests that all “Part-Time” students be approved by the school board. The following students at Nelson County High School will complete the school year on a part-time basis:
· Ethan Barnes
· Steven Perkins
· Tyler Shouse
· Carrie Canales
Student Support Services
Representatives from Studio Kremer and BCD, Inc. will discuss all current renovations and additions at Nelson County High School and the Vocational School, and provide status reports for the renovation/addition at Foster Heights and the new high school.
Change Order # 56: Vocational School
With revisions to the welding shop, extractor arms were no longer needed. With return of extractor arms a credit of $4,450.00 from Air Mechanical Sales was realized.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #56, Vocational School renovation, was passed with a motion by Mr. Adam Wheatley and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
Final Payment: Bardstown Asphalt, Atlas Enterprises
Final pay applications for Bardstown Asphalt Company for Bid Package #2 asphalt paving, and Atlas Enterprises for two bid packages; bid package #12 misc. specialties and bid package #13 lockers: The above vendors have completed all contractual obligations and work has been inspected and found acceptable by architects, construction manager, and owners.
Final payment to Bardstown Asphalt, bid package #2 $9,013.00
Final payment to Atlas Enterprises, bid package #12 $2,352.40
Final payment to Atlas Enterprises, bid package #13 $1,400.00
Motion Passed: Action to approve final payment to Bardstown Asphalt in the amount of $9,013.00, to Atlas Enterprises in the amount of $2352.40, and to Atlas enterprises in the amount of $1400.00 was passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
There is a need to formally declare the FRYSC trailer adjacent to Foster Heights Elementary surplus. This facility was sold through an auction on Ebay for .99 with the purchaser being responsible for all cost to move etc. In the event that the purchaser chooses not to exercise the option to buy then we will proceed with demolition of the unit.
Motion Passed: Action to declare the FRYSC trailer adjacent to Foster Heights School as surplus was passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Adam Wheatley.
KISTA Bus Purchase
The attached resolution will allow the Nelson County School District to participate in the KISTA bus purchase program. The estimated interest rate is not to exceed four percent and the district is currently earning four percent on deposits. These bonds can be paid early without penalty if is deemed to be in the district's best interest.
Motion Passed: Action to approve participation in the KISTA bus purchase program was passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Adam Wheatley.
Calendar: Testing Window and Early Release
Due to inclement weather and school cancellations, KDE is considering giving each district an option to move the testing window for the 2008-2009 assessment.
Our current calendar has the window from May 4 – May 15 (leaving 11 days of school after window). The State is considering May 11 – May 22 for testing (leaving 6 days of school after window).
Our current calendar has May 1 as an Early Release Day to allow staff to score portfolios. If testing changes, this date would move to May 8 as an Early Release Day for portfolio scoring.
If the state grants final approval for these changes, it is recommended that the Nelson County School District alter the school calendar to delay the testing window to May 11 – May 22 and to change the early release day to May 8. If KDE doesn’t grant final approval for these changes, the calendar will stay the same.
Motion Passed: Action to authorize the superintendent to modify the school calendar so that the testing window can occur as late as is legally possible; and action to change or eliminate the early release day associated with portfolio scoring, based upon final legislation enacted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, was passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Adam Wheatley.
Energy Management Update
Mr. John Peterson, Energy Management Director, will give a brief presentation of energy savings and initiatives with the District’s Energy Management Program.
Student Instructional Services
Results from the 8th grade EXPLORE test as well as the 10th grade PLAN test will be presented. These tests are provided in conjunction with the ACT and are regarded as college-readiness and ACT prep tests.
Shade Structure Construction Grant
Issue: Funded through the American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) Shade Structure Program, this grant opportunity is designed to facilitate construction of shade structures for outdoor locations not protected by the sun and used by children. The program awards grants of $8,000 each for the purchase and installation of permanent shade structures that meet AAD requirements. The AAD will provide a permanent sign promoting the importance of sun safety for display near shade structures provided through the grant program. Kelli W. Morgan, M.D. of Bardstown Dermatology PSC, has agreed to sponsor applications for this grant program. No matching funds are required. The Nelson County District Day Care Program, Old Kentucky Home Middle School outdoor classroom program and Nelson County High School band all have expressed interest in submitting applications for a grant through this program. A total of four $8,000 applications are anticipated, amounting to $32,000 for all four.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the grant application for Shade Structure Construction for Nelson County District Day Care, Old Kentucky Home Middle School's Outdoor Classroom and the Nelson County High School Band Program was passed with a motion by Mr. Adam Wheatley and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
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.
Adjourn Regular Session
Motion Passed: Action 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. Nicky Rapier.
Convene Executive Session
Adjourn Executive Session
Reconvene Regular Session
Adjourn Regular Session