Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
- I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
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
RESOLUTION REGARDING THE DEATH OF KATHY LEE MUDD
WHEREAS, the Nelson County Public Schools family, with very deep regret, learned of the passing of Kathy Lee Mudd, a long-time and much beloved school bus monitor for the Nelson County Board of Education; and
WHEREAS, Kathy’s love of life and children touched the lives of numerous children, staff members and families during her 18-year tenure with the school system; and
WHEREAS, Kathy was a wonderful, giving person who worked mainly with children with special needs, who was always ready to help her co-workers, who was always ready for a good laugh, and who was always there if somebody needed her; and
WHEREAS, Kathy had a special love for the 4-H Club and was a superb 4-H Leader who was very active in the summer camp program, the annual county fair, and was a 4-H club leader at Cox’s Creek Elementary School; and
WHEREAS, Kathy really believed in 4-H and believed in working together for the benefit of our youth; and
WHEREAS, Kathy took her work and her jobs seriously and who was someone who could always be relied upon to get the job done; and
WHEREAS, Kathy was a mother not only to her own child and three grandchildren but took care of all the children who she rode with on the special-needs bus route she assisted with; and
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the members of the Nelson County Board of Education hereby express their profound feeling of loss and wish to express their deep sympathy to Kathy’s family.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution be spread on the official minutes of the Board of Education and that a copy thereof be sent to the family of Kathy Lee Mudd.
Operations Consent Agenda
Motion Passed: Motion to approve consent items as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
Information: Personnel Actions
Bills and Claims
Leaves of Absence
Minutes from Previous Meeting
John Hammond, NCHS, to take 13 students, grades 9 – 11, to the Washington Leadership conference, June 21 – 26, 2011, in Washington, D.C.
Job descriptions have been added for the following positions: Technology integration Specialist and Transition Specialist.
Student Support Services
Michael Salsman/Steven Ward
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, new Preschool and any other construction projects.
Change Order #1: Early Childhood Learning Center
Six support walls at the early childhood center are to be removed which then requires shoring until permanent steel support beams are installed. The maintenance department of Nelson County Schools is responsible for a list of demolition items for this project with the above included. With the time and materials necessary to complete, it was determined that this responsibility was beyond the capabilities of the maintenance department staff. BCD, Inc. will provide all labor and materials to remove and shore the six walls in question for a cost of $7,265.76.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #1, Early Childhood Learning Center, was passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
Change Order #1: NCHS Athletics Renovation
The track surface was changed from a half inch red to three eights black. With this change an eventual savings of $19,000 was realized. Materials costs of individual vendors fluctuated as a result of the track surface change. Advanced Polymer Technology will provide the black latex for a cost of $14,800.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #1, NCHS Athletics Renovation, was passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Change Order #7: NCHS Athletics Renovation
Plumbing plans required two drains while architectural drawings show four floor drains for the public restrooms adjacent to home bleachers. The materials cost for the extra two drains is $170.96. Knight’s Mechanical will absorb any charge for labor.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #7, NCHS Athletics Renovation, was passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
Change Order #8: NCHS Athletic Renovation
Claunch Construction encountered rock while excavating for storm drainage. Yardage removed was confirmed by project manager and paid by contract unit prices. Total cost for rock removal was $3891.60.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #8, NCHS Athletic Renovation, was passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Nicky Rapier.
Change Order #5: TNHS Phase II
Two areas were determined by geotechnical engineer to have unsuitable soil. M and J Construction will under cut both areas and replace with #3 stone. Cost for removal was set by a pre-determined unit price. M and J Construction will provide all labor and materials for a cost of $993.25.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #5, TNHS Phase II, was passed with a motion by Mr. Larry Pate and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Change Order #6: TNHS Phase II
For a structurally sound roof deck, additional steel support must be added at parapet wall. TWF, Inc. will provide all materials and labor for a cost of $1,335.84.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #6, TNHS Phase II, was passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Change Order #7: TNHS Phase II
A limited number of gates were shown in the original documents for baseball and softball fields. Two additional gates will be installed at each field at the dugout areas to allow for quick access to the playing field. Professional Fence Company will provide all labor and materials for the four gates at a cost of $1,472.00.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #7, TNHS Phase II, was passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Sewer Line Easement
The City of Bardstown has requested an easement of approximately 1000 feet on the Nelson County High School campus. The easement is necessary to connect the City of Bloomfield to the Bardstown sewer system.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the sewer line easement as requested by the City of Bardstown at Nelson County High School was passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
KISTA Bus Sale
Resolution to allow participation in the KISTA bus Sale Program
Motion Passed: Action to approve the resolution allowing the district to participate in the KISTA Bus Sale program was passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
Pel Industries is a wholesale manufacturer of of high quality apparel. Local retailers, including Wal-Mart, are interested in carrying merchandise with our school name and/or logo. Pel Industries is offering an 8% royalty on the net sales price of merchandise bearing the district's school names and/or logos.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the licensing agreement between the Nelson County Board of Education and Pel Industries regarding sales of school-themed apparel was passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Student Instructional Services
21st Century Grant: Boston School
Boston School has been awarded a 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC) grant amounting to $150,000 per year for the next three years to deliver academic and cultural enrichment programs during non-school hours. The program provides for two additional years of funding at reduced amounts provided the learning center meets requirements as stipulated by the grant. This is the second time in three years that a school in the Nelson County School District has been named a recipient of one of these coveted grants. Bloomfield Middle School earned the same grant two years ago and formed Blazer Learning Center as a result. Boston Learning Center will launch this summer with an initial set of summer enrichment sessions. During the school year the center will provide homework help, intervention services for struggling students and a wide variety of enrichment activities through a broad array of community partners, including co-applicant St. Catherine College.
EXPLORE/PLAN Test Results
Mark Thomas/Greg Hash
The district’s eighth and tenth grade students took an assessment in September 2011. The eighth graders completed the Explore assessment and the tenth graders completed the PLAN assessment. The Board of Education will be provided with a presentation of an overview of the results from the Explore and PLAN assessments.
Commonwealth Commitment to College and Career Readiness
The Nelson County Schools’ Board of Education has been given the opportunity to participate in a statewide pledge. The “Commonwealth Commitment to College and Career Readiness” pledge includes a goal statement to increase the rate of college and career readiness of our high school graduates by 50% between 2010 and 2015.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the Nelson County Board of Education's participation in the "Commonwealth Commitment to College and Career Readiness" pledge was passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
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. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Convene Executive Session
Adjourn Executive Session
Reconvene Regular Session
Adjourn Regular Session