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
Operations Consent Agenda
Motion Passed: Motion to approve consent items as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Information: Personnel Actions
Bills and Claims
Leaves of Absence
Minutes from Previous Meeting
· Kelly Wood, NCHS, to take 12-15 students, grades 9-12, to the Marshall Co. Christmas Girls' Basketball Tournament, December 19-21, 2011, in Benton, Ky.
· Mike Glass, NCHS, to take 24 students, grades 9-12, to the Girls' Soccer Tournament, September 16-17, 2011, in Madisonville, Ky.
· Amber Houck, NCHS, to take 1 student, grade 12, to the FFA ROAR (Regional Officer Training) September 7 & 8, 2011, in Hardinsburg, Ky.
· Amber Houck, John Hammond, Mike Glass to take 30 students, grades 9-12, to the FFA National Convention, October 18 – 22, 2011, in Indianapolis, IN.
Updated 504 Procedure
Revised 504 District Procedures. Required due to changes in Federal Regulations governing the protections and services to students eligible for an Accommodation Plan in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Shortened School Day
Student with chronic illness requires a shortened school day
· The 504Committee has determined it necessary to modify the school day for a high school student identified with a disability in accordance with the 504 plan developed in 2009.
· All proper documentation has been reviewed.
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, new Preschool and any other construction projects.
Change Order # 6: FH Phase II
Change Order #6 is in conjunction with a previous change order which changed finishes for door hardware. Change Order #6 is to Aikens Company, Inc. for a $30.00 handling fee.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #6, Foster Heights Phase II, was passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
Change Order # 45: TNHS Phase I
Various adds and deducts for software upgrade as well as elimination of life size video equipment at the owner’s request are here included. Adds for rock removal are also included. The total add for this change order to Alternative Electrical services, Inc. is $36,708.67.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #45, Thomas Nelson High School Phase I, was passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Frank Hall.
Change Order # 47: TNHS Phase I
A door was required in the cafeteria area in Phase I. With the ability to build Phase II immediately the need for the door was eliminated. A labor credit of $158.40 from M&J Construction resulted.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #47, Thomas Nelson High School Phase I, was passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
Change Order # 9: NCELC
A set of existing double doors were removed at owner’s request. Doors were seen as redundant. Emco Enterprises will provide all labor and materials to paint the remaining door frame for $135.00.
Motion Passed: Action top approve Change Order #9, Nelson County Early Learning Center, was passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Nicky Rapier.
Change Order # 10: NCELC
At owner’s request certain pieces of playground equipment were exchanged. With the change a credit of $246.03 from Korkat, Inc. was realized.
Motion Passed: Action to approve Change Order #10, Nelson County Early Learning Center, was passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Larry Pate.
Student Instructional Services
504/ARC Chairperson Update
Revised List of 2011-2012 Approved Chairpersons as the Nelson County
School Representatives/Designee for 504 and Admissions and Release
Committee (ARC) Meetings.
Motion Passed: Action to approve the update to the list of 504/ARC Chairpersons for 2011-2012 to add new OKHMS principal Dr. Jennifer Miller was passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Annual Grant Update
FY 11 – Grant Activity
FY 11 - Grants Activity
Applications: 11 / $1,667,757
Funded: 6 / $692,757
Continued Funding: 2 - $273,000 *
*– current year receipts for multi-year, previously reported grants
FY 09-10 - Grants Activity
Applications: 16 / $2,378,782
Funded: 8 / $30,180
All Grants Activity since 10/2007
Applications: 61 / $6,150,153
Funded: 30 / $1,872,339
In March 2011, our Nelson County Juniors took the ACT assessment. The Board of Education will be provided with a presentation of an overview of the results from the March 2011 ACT assessment.
Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate
As we are transitioning to the Cohort Model for determining our graduation rate, the Kentucky Department of Education has developed a transitional calculation for our student graduation rate. This calculation is called the “Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AFGR)”. The Board of Education will be provided with a presentation of an overview of the AFGR rates.
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.