Call to Order
Bid Approval: Foster Hts. Phase II
Bids for Foster Height’s renovation and additions, Phase II were accepted October 18, at 2:00 at the Nelson County Board of Education. After tabulating and confirming low bids by BCD, Inc. and Studio Kremer, the attached list of vendors and bids are recommended for approval.
Motion Passed: Action to approve bids as recommended for Foster Heights, Phase II renovation, was passed with a motion by Mr. Larry Pate and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
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.
The district instructional team has made revisions according to the Board’s feedback at the October 19, 2010 regular meeting. The revised District Improvement Plan will be presented to the Board for its approval.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the revised District Improvement Plan as presented was passed with a motion by Mr. Adam Wheatley and a second by Mr. Frank Hall.
School Schedule: Horizons Academy Twilight Program
The Twilight Program Proposal
This program would be run as two entities. One entity would serve as a setting for suspended, pre-expulsion, and expulsion students. These students would be considered as placed students. The other entity would serve as a remedial / extra assistance program for students requiring extra services to earn their graduating credits.
“Placed” students (suspended, pre-expulsion, and expulsion) will be required to attend each session. The students will be subject to searches and will be placed in a separate classroom setting. This option allows for the district to receive two hours a session of ADA funding for each student placed in this program. In 2009-2010 there were 43 out of school suspension. In this year there have been 19 out of school suspensions.
Remedial / extra assistance students will attend on an “as needed” basis, once they have attained the help they need attendance will no longer be necessary, this will allow the Twilight program to service as many students as possible.
Each student attending the program will need to provide their own transportation. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 and will begin in October and run through April.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the schedule as presented for Horizons Academy's Twightlight program was passed with a motion by Mr. Adam Wheatley and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
Motion Passed: Action to adjourn the special called meeting of the Nelson County Board of Education was passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Adam Wheatley.