Nelson County
November 07, 2012 11:00 AM
Nelson County Special-Called Work Session
I. Call to Order
Board Chair

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
by setting visionary direction through effective policy, oversight
 and efficient resource management.



II. Changes to the Agenda

There were not any changes made to the agenda.

III. Student Support Services
Board Chair
III.A. Construction Update

Mr. Todd Sanders updated the board members on the status of the Agriculture Room at TNHS. He explained that BCD, Inc. has finalized the necessary BG8.

III.B. Change Orders
Todd Sanders

Mr. Sanders explained that this change order is for the labor portion on the deletion of projection screens at TNHS.

III.C. Final Payments
Todd Sanders

BP#40, Mr. Sanders explained that there were still some control issues with the HVAC system at TNHS. Board members asked when the warranty starts (day of installation or when it functions correctly). It was brought up whether the final payment for BP#40 should be paid yet or wait until the district is 100% with the work. The board members reqested that BCD, Inc. be present to answer questions at the November board meeting.

III.D. Audit Report
Tim Hockensmith

Mr. Tim Hockensmith shared that a rough draft of the audit report will by available by the end of this week. There will be a cleaned up version for the November board meeting. The KDE deadline is 11/15/12 to have everything submitted by the auditors.

III.E. Post-Audit AFR
Tim Hockensmith

There wasn't any discussion.

III.F. Absences And Excuses Policy Revision
Sara Wilson

Policy 09.123 – Absences and Excuses – This change would allow students with absences for any reason the opportunity to make up major assignments (tests, projects, and etc.) for full credit.


The changes that are being requested falls under the sections "Make-up Work and "Unexcused Absences".

Board members questioned whether the wording "but credit may not be awarded" should be removed too. Ms. Sara Wilson will prepare two drafts for the next board meeting.

IV. Student Instructional Services
Board Chair
IV.A. Kentucky’s Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability Results
Tim Beck/Stephanie Koontz

The Nelson County Schools district score is 54.1. The goal is to grow at least 1 point. The state's goal is 70. The state's goal is expected to be consistant for 3-4 years. K-8 schools were required to report k-5 and 6-8 seperately. Early intervention is the tool being used to close the GAP. NCHS' percentage score was 25. It was brought up that splitting the high schools allowed for individualized attention to more students. Administration is impressed with the support and growth of the teachers. It was brought up that parent communication is essential.

Tools being used to support learning:

Continued focus on core elements of instructional planning
Walkthroughs to ensure planning and instruction are aligned
School displays of student writing to ensure alignment with planning and instruction
MAP for progress monitoring of individual student growth
PLC focus on PD and review of student work
Development of pacing guides and common assessments to analyze student data.
K-prep like assessments and Norm Referenced Test Simulations.
Beef up guidance programs to build CCR

V. Guest Comments
Board Chair

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.

VI. Adjourn Regular Session
Board Chair
Actions Taken

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. Adam Wheatley.

VII. Convene Executive Session
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VIII. Adjourn Executive Session
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IX. Reconvene Regular Session
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X. Adjourn Regular Session
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