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. Adam Wheatley and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Information: Personnel Actions
Bills and Claims
Leaves of Absence
Minutes from Previous Meeting
Student Support Services
Change Order # 50: Foster Hts.
At Foster Heights a section of paving was deleted. Within the next year the area concerned will be covered by the cafeteria expansion. Deletion of paving resulted in a credit of $1,287.70 from Bardstown Asphalt, Inc.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #50, Foster Heights renovation, was passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
Change Order # 51: Foster Hts.
Poor soil was found in the parking area during renovation at Foster Heights. The cost for the necessary undercut and fill was $2,170.82 from Filcon Construction LLC. After a previous credit of $1,882.61 is deducted a final add of $348.01 to Filcon resulted.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #51, Foster Heights renovation, was passed with a motion by Mr. Adam Wheatley and a second by Mr. Frank Hall.
Change Order # 52: Foster Hts.
Vinyl base was scheduled to be placed over existing hallway tile. It was later decided that same hallway tile will be replaced during Phase II renovation. Vinyl base will then be installed over new tile. With that decision a credit of $534.24 from Carpet Decorations, Inc. for labor was realized.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #52, Foster Heights renovation, was passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
Change Order # 7:TNHS
More rock than anticipated was excavated at the project site. To reduce cost an on site location, rather than to haul off, was found for materials. At that site a catch basin was in place that had to be raised. Kelsey Construction, LLC can provide all labor and materials to raise catch basin for $453.37.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #7, Thomas Nelson High School construction, was passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Adam Wheatley.
A potential problem concerning the interior geothermal piping for Thomas Nelson High School was brought forward by CMTA, mechanical engineering consultants for this project. Mr. Doug Hundley, lead engineer for this project, summarizes the issue: “The Board is reviewing the option to change the interior piping at Thomas Nelson High School from Schedule 80 PVC to HDPE. The HDPE is the same material utilized in the well field construction, and the change will increase the interior piping warranty to match the well field piping warranty of 25 years for any material defects. The material has a longer life expectancy, and because piping will never have to be replaced, the cost of future HVAC replacements will be significantly reduced. HDPE also has a higher resistance to chemical attacks, and the use of the material will save the District long term operation cost due to chemical maintenance of the hydronic system.”
To change from Schedule 80 PVC to HDPE will result in a cost increase of $35,500.
Motion Passed: Action to approve a change from Schedule 80 PVC to HDPE for the interior geothermal piping at Thomas Nelson High School was passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
Salary Schedule/Salary Book
The proposed salary schedules for 2010-2011 include a 186 day teacher calendar.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the Salary Schedule and Salary Book schedules for 2010-2011, including a 186 day teacher calendar, as presented was passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Frank Hall.
Surflame Propane of Springfield has offered the best fixed rate pricing for propane for the 2010-2011 school year, at 1.289 with a var/markup of 0.248.
Motion Passed: Action to award the 2010-2011 contract as vendor to provide propane to the Nelson County School District to Sureflame Propane of Springfield was passed with a motion by Mr. Larry Pate and a second by Mr. Frank Hall.
Selection of Insurance Carrier
Selection of property, liability, vehicle and workers compensation insurance carrier for fiscal 2010-2011 with the option to renew for two additional years.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Eugene Wilson & Co., Ohio Casualty Insurance and Technology Insurance as the agent and provider of Insurance for FY 2011 was passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
The calendar for 2010-2011 was approved at the December 15, 2009 board meeting. Recent legislative action required school systems to reexamine their calendars.
The calendar proposed for 2010-2011 for the Nelson County School District mandates 177 school days for students, 186 days for certified staff, and a reduction of 1 work day for all classified staff, with the exception of those classified staff where a reduction would harm retirement status. The small number of classified employees who would lose retirement benefits due to the 1 day reduction would retain that one work day.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the school calendar as proposed for the 2010-2011 school year was passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Adam Wheatley.
Student Instructional Services
504 Chairpersons (2010-2011)
Tammy Newcome, Principal
Pam Johnson, Guidance Counselors
Jan Lanham, Principal
Susan Santa Cruz, Guidance Counselor
Tim Beck, Principal
Mikki Brady, Guidance Counselor
Donna Paulin, Principal
Lori Indelacio-Assistant Principal
Brooks Thomas, Guidance Counselor
Nelson County High
Curt Haun, Principal
Ron French, Guidance Counselor
Kim Case, Guidance Counselor
Fiona Downey, Guidance Counselor
Lisa Allen, Guidance Counselor
Jason Detre, Principal
Cindy Hanson, Guidance Counselor
Glenn Spalding, Principal
Julia Thomas, Guidance Counselor
Old Ky. Home Middle
Ryan Clark, Pricipal
Michael Reinkle, Guidance Counselor
Angie Chandler, 504 School Psychologist
Beverly Henderson, 504 Coordinator
Motion Passed: Action to approve the 504 Chairpersons as recommended was passed with a motion by Mr. Adam Wheatley and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the ARC Chairpersons as recommended was passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Adam Wheatley.
KY Center for Mathematics Grant
The Kentucky Center for Mathematics (KCM) is applying to the Kentucky Department of Education for a grant to support “numeracy development” activities in high need middle schools. Selected to partner schools will receive free professional development, materials, sustained support, travel, and stipend/substitute teacher pay for two teachers. New Haven School wishes to apply to be a partner school for this initiative. Project goals include increasing student achievement in mathematics and building teacher knowledge related to increasing achievement in mathematics. The program will provide professional development opportunities that will include intensive summer teacher courses in 2011, 2012 and possibly 2013, along with job-embedded follow-up meetings, for at least 65 hours per year. A specific dollar amount is not specified for this opportunity. No matching funds are required.
Motion Passed: Action to approve participation by New Haven School as a partner school in the Ky. Center for Mathematics “numeracy development” initiative was passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Adam Wheatley.
COPS Secure Our Schools Grant
The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services has issued a request for applications for “COPS Secure Our Schools” grants. This program provides funding for law enforcement agencies to assist with the development of school safety resources and provide improved security at schools and on school grounds. A similar grant in 2008 helped fund expansion of the video surveillance system in Nelson County High School, installation of systems in Old Kentucky Home Middle School and Horizons Academy, and the upgrade of video monitoring systems in several school buses. The program is a 50 percent matching grant opportunity. The Sheriff’s Department has again asked Nelson County Schools to partner with them in a request to fund video systems and other security improvements at New Haven School, Boston School, Bloomfield Middle School and the district’s central office facility. This request also includes upgraded video surveillance systems for 40 school buses. The total request for this grant will be approximately $170,000, including a 50 percent match from the Nelson County Board of Education. The board match for this grant will be about $85,000.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the COPS Secure Our Schools grant application for purchase of in-school video systems for New Haven, Bloomfield Middle School, Boston School and the central office facility, and for approximately 40 school buses was passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
Our students at Nelson County High School are provided with multiple opportunities for them to prepare for attending college as well as entering the work force. One such opportunity is through the JROTC program. This program has provided our students with multiple opportunities to develop and then demonstrate their skills. The program itself has received several awards. The Board Members will be presented with an overview presentation of the school’s Junior Air Force Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) program, it’s students’ accomplishments, the program’s recognitions, and goals for the future.
Distance Learning Lab
The Distance Learning program, utilizing mobile units, will provide students with the ability to take courses through video conferencing technology. Students in our Nelson County middle schools and Nelson County High School will be able to take these courses in their classrooms. The system can be used for virtual field trips as well as for professional development for teachers.
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.
Motion Passed: Motion to adjourn passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Frank Hall.