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
The following is a list of personnel that are presently taking leaves of absence with board approval:
Classified Employee (Intermittent) District
2 Classified Employees Bus Garage
Classified Employee BMS
Certified Employee (Intermittent) BMS
Certified Employee (Intermittent) Foster Heights
Certified Employee District
Certified Employee NCHS
Minutes from Previous Meeting
Job Description: Job Coach
Policy 08.113, Graduation Requirements policy – Procedures 08.1131 AP.1 and 08.1131 AP.2 were approved indicating that NCBOE offers Performance Based Credits. This needs to be added to Policy 08.113 to reflect this new language.
Procedure 06.2 AP.12, Mobile Radios/Cellular Telephones – Current language doesn’t exclude District owned telecommunication devices. Language needs to be changed to indicate that no telecommunication device can be used.
Policy 03.1322 was adopted Certified Employees regarding Gifts. Policy 03.2322 also needs to have the same language for Classified Employees regarding Gifts.
Student Support Services
Representatives from Studio Kremer and BCD, Inc. will update current status of renovations and additions at Foster Heights Elementary as well as progress for Thomas Nelson High School, NCHS Athletic Renovations, and other construction projects.
Change Order #20: TNHS
During the bidding process it was decided to extend the turf and irrigation for the football field at TNHS to include the end zones and side lines. This would provide a more attractive and complete appearance and would be similar to that at the current high school. Hord Landscaping can provide additional labor for irrigation required for a cost of $2000.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order # 20, Thomas Nelson High School, was passed with a motion by Mr. Larry Pate and a second by Mr. Adam Wheatley.
Change Order #21: TNHS
During the bidding process it was decided to extend turf and irrigation for the football field at TNHS to include the end zones and side lines. This would provide a more attractive and complete appearance and would be similar to that at the current high school. Kenny’s Outdoor Solutions can provide all materials for additional irrigation for a cost of $785.36.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order # 21, Thomas Nelson High School, was passed with a motion by Mr. Adam Wheatley and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Change Order #54: Foster Heights Renovation/Addition Phase 1
The cafeteria roof at Foster Heights is to be completely replaced during Phase II. The existing roof was temporarily patched rather than replaced in Phase I. With elimination of roof replacement in Phase I a credit of $9,781.66 was realized from The Zero Company.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order # 54, Foster Heights Renovation/Addition Phase I, was passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
Change Order #1: CCES Roof
Replacement of damaged polyisocyanurate insulation board and some sheet metal coping and trim is required to complete this project. Cost for materials is $4274.50.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #1, Cox's Creek Roof Replacement, was passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Change Order #2: CCES Roof
Materials purchased for the roof replacement at Cox’s Creek were not used, resulting in a credit of $2174.00.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #02, Cox's Creek Roof Replacement, was passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Adam Wheatley.
Revised BG-1/BG3: NCHS Athletics
Submission of a revised BG-1 and BG-3 to the Kentucky Department of Education for the Nelson County High School athletic renovation in accordance with 702 KAR 4:160
Motion Passed: Action to approve submission of a revised BG-1 and BG-3 to the Kentucky Department of Education for the Nelson County High School athletic renovation as recommended was passed with a motion by Mr. Adam Wheatley and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Revised BG-1/BG-3: TNHS Phase II
Submission of a revised BG-1 and BG-3 to the Kentucky Department of Education for Thomas Nelson High School Phase II in accordance with 702 KAR 4:160
Motion Passed: Action to approve submission of a revised BG-1 and BG-3 to the Kentucky Department of Education for Thomas Nelson High School Phase II as recommended was passed with a motion by Mr. Larry Pate and a second by Mr. Frank Hall.
Student Instructional Services
Verizon Foundation Grant: NHS
New Haven School wishes to seek funding in the amount of $25,000 from the Verizon Foundation for science equipment for the school. The application is not tied to any specific request for proposal by the foundation. The application emphasizes the need for additional science resources, as specified by the school.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the Verizon Foundation grant application for New Haven School in the amount of $25,000 was passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Adam Wheatley.
TIP Grant: Boston School
Boston School is requesting a Teacher Initiated Program (TIP) grant from the Kentucky Arts Council in the amount of $2,160. The grant requires matching funds in the amount of $1,140. This grant will fund a 20-day residency at Boston for dance artist Deborah Denenfield and Fiber Artist Pat Sturtzel. The Boston School theme this year is “Oh the places you’ll go at Boston School.” The residency will build on this theme through application of dance and fiber art as they relate to the study of particular countries and regions. A special art gallery and dance demonstration will be created to allow students to share their work with the school, community and parents. Guests will receive a “passport” to travel from country to country, having their “passports” stamped as they make their way around the world.
The primary contact for this residency is Victoria Terstegge. If approved, the residency will take place from February 1, 2011 until February 28.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the TIP grant application for Boston School in the amount of $2,160 was passed with a motion by Mr. Adam Wheatley and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
TIP Grant: Cox's Creek Elementary
Cox’s Creek Elementary School is requesting a Teacher Initiated Program (TIP) grant from the Kentucky Arts Council in the amount of $1,080. The grant requires matching funds in the amount of $570. This grant will fund a 10-day residency at CCE of dance artist Deborah Denenfield. The project title is “How Dance from the Past Affects the Present.” The artist will lead students in learning about the origins of Colonial and Appalachian dance and the Cultural aspects of the settlement and development of Kentucky and the United States. As an extension of this residency, students will prepare for and participate in the Mountain Folk Festival, a national youth folk dance gathering in Berea. Students will write in dance journals about their experiences and learn about cultural connections. They will learn about preparing a dance for performance and will
perform in a public performance at school or at the Mountain Folk Festival.
The core group of participating students will include two fourth grade classes and one 4/5 split class. Three non-core groups of fifth graders will also participate in this residency. The primary contact for this residency is curriculum resource consultant Clara Fulkerson. If approved, the residency will start March 16, 2011 and conclude March 29.
Recommendation: Approval for the requested application for a Kentucky Arts Association TIP grant for Cox’s Creek Elementary School in the amount of $1,650, including a $570 match.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the TIP Grant application for Cox's Creek Elementary in the amount of $1,080 was passed with a motion by Mr. Adam Wheatley and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
"Pepsi Refresh" Grant: New Haven School
New Haven School wishes to seek funding via the Pepsi Refresh Project to create a 22nd Century Learning Environment at the school. The Pepsi Refresh Project is an online contest that asks people to vote for their favorite project ideas that have been submitted online. Pepsi accepts 1,000 ideas every month in a variety of categories, including education. Funded ideas include playgrounds for special needs children ($50,000); a videography project ($50,000) and a project to bring “goodness” projects into elementary schools teaching children how to activate their “inate goodness” ($25,000). New Haven School believes it has a winning idea with its 22nd Century Learning Environment. As of Wednesday, October 13, there were 1150 ideas in the running in the October Pepsi Refresh grant cycle, with $1,300,000 available for top vote getters. New Haven School wishes to participate in the next, and perhaps future, contests.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the "Pepsi Refresh" Grant application for New Haven School to establish a 22nd Century Learning Environment 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 announced the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department and Nelson County Schools have been approved for a $51,300 grant through the “COPS Secure Our Schools” program. 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. The program is a 50 percent matching grant opportunity. This project will fund video systems and other security improvements at New Haven School, Boston School, Bloomfield Middle School, and includes upgraded video surveillance systems for up to 40 school buses. This grant award was one of only six approved in Kentucky and 167 nationwide. This is the second grant Nelson County Schools has received in past three years under this grant program and is indicative of the strong partnership this school district has with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department.
State Testing Assessment
Nelson County students completed a battery of assessments in April 2010. A presentation to board members will include the district data regarding No Child Left Behind (NCLB) results and Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT) results.
District Improvement Plan
Each year the district instructional team prepares a District Improvement Plan (DIP) to provide the district set goals, strategies, and action steps in order to increase student achievement. The instructional team addressed needs assessment planning areas including: assessment, curriculum, instruction, leadership, school culture, and professional development. After receiving the ACT, NCLB, and KCCT testing results, the instructional team has developed the DIP to reflect strategies and action steps to meet the district’s goals and initiatives.
Motion Withdrawn: Motion to accept the District Improvement Plan as presented for school year 2010 - 2011 was was withdrawn by Mr. Nicky Rapier.
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: Motion to adjourn the Regular Session of the Nelson County Board of Education was passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Adam Wheatley.
Convene Executive Session
Adjourn Executive Session
Reconvene Regular Session
Adjourn Regular Session