Nelson County
February 19, 2013 5:00 PM
Nelson County Regular Meeting
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
III. Student/Employee Performance
Supt. Orr

Students will be performing on barred instruments and drums led by Mr. Tyler Polston, using the chant "Double This That." Students will be talking about the process on how we came up with the different parts to the music. These are 2nd and 3rd grade students from Ms. Holbert's class and Ms. Smith's class.


Gavin Bartley

Sawyer Boone

Lane Hoyes

Gavin McGovern

Dylan Moreno

Reese Peak

Luke Phelps

Camden Wetzstein



Patricia Bottoms

Hunter Gilpin

Quentin Huynh

Alyssa Johnson

Marissa Linton

Jada Nemeth

Trinity Ruley

Kain Yates

IV. Student/Employee Recognition
Supt. Orr

GOOD NEWS-February 2013

Read by Reese Peak; student at Boston School.

First, some good news from Nelson County High:  Zac Lawson is our wrestling region champion in the 285 pound division.  Zac went 2-2 at the State Wrestling Tournament and finished the season 35-4.  Also, Nelson County High School student, Andrew Ackley qualified for state with a third place finish.  Andrew went 1-2 at the State Tournament and finished the season 35-13.  Congratulations to a job well done by both athletes. 

The Nelson County High School Archery Team placed first out of 7 teams at Bardstown.  Alexis Downey finished second place in the female high school division while Morgan Harrell finished in third place.

Seven Nelson County Juniors were nominated by the District Selection Committee for the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program.  Congratulations to Lori Allen, Katrina Boone, Alexander Delaney, Kaylee Hall, Morgan Janes, Thomas Matthews, and Matthew Smith.  They will be notified in April 2013 if they were selected to the Governor’s Scholars Program. 

Kelsey Linton and Dylan Beasley were crowned Nelson County High School homecoming Queen and King.

The following Nelson County High School students made the All-District Band:  Bret Hardin, Hunter Bradley, Nathan Brooks, and Miranda Culver.  Also, the following two students made the All-State Choir:  Nathan Brooks, Dane Pike, and Colin Brown.   

Good news from Old Kentucky Home Middle School Academic Team students; Caroline Boone and Miles Newton, placed at the Governor’s Cup Regional in written assessment.  

Josh Cain placed in the Winter STLP competition with his digital art "Sport." Also going to the state competition will be the STLP project group with "A Gift from Home" and the OKH Middle School Future Problem Solvers team who placed 4th.  They will all be going on to the state competition in March.

Caroline Boone won the OKH spelling bee and will be going to the district spelling bee February 21st.

10 students from the 7th and 8th grade OKH Middle School band made the all district band.  They auditioned with over 400 students from 13 different counties.  The students will rehearse with a distinguished conductor and perform with the all district band.

Good News from Thomas Nelson High School:  Student, Payton Carter received a $500.00 scholarship from the Kentucky 4-H Association after attending a 4-H Issues Conference in November. Payton is using the grant to form a Thomas Nelson High School club about drugs and alcohol awareness called the Straight Edge Ambassadors.

Spencer Goff was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on Saturday, February 9th. This is the highest honor that a scout can earn and it culminates a 9 year journey in scouting for Spencer.

Thomas Nelson Juniors; Emily Davis, Maggie Downs, Laryn Hilderbrandt, JoEllyn Medley, Ashley Norman, Tory Tate, and Austin Willett were selected to the Class of 2014 Lincoln Trail Youth Salute. 

Six Thomas Nelson Juniors were nominated by the District Selection Committee for the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program.  Congratulations to Allison Burba, Emily Davis, Maggie Downs, Stephany Vittitow, Ben Watkins, and Austin Willett.  They will be notified in April 2013 if they were selected to the Governor’s Scholars Program. 

Easton Culver competed in the STLP Winter Virtual Competition in Graphic Design.

Maria Cambron and Basil Sanders were recognized as Optimist Outstanding Students from Thomas Nelson High School.  They were recognized at the February Optimist Club of Bardstown meeting on February 11th. 

Nelson County Early Learning Center hosted a Home Town Heroes Read-a-Thon to support our local American Red Cross.  This was a fun curriculum that focused on the importance of reading, community helpers and helping others.  The center had various guest speakers read to the students.  Readers included; NC Superintendent,  three NC School Board Members, the NC Family Resource Centers, School Nurses, a Principal, an Instructional coach, a dental hygienist,  two bank employees, a nurse's secretary, a pharmacy technician,  several parents and grandparents. 

Nelson County Early Learning Center students were asked to find sponsors to sponsor their class; one penny for each book read at home and at school.  Donations were made as well.  The final total of books read and money collected will be presented to the American Red Cross on February 28th.

4th grade student, Isaiah Greer was the Bloomfield Elementary Spelling Bee Winner; he will go on to represent Bloomfield Elementary in the Farm Bureau Spelling Bee Competition.

Bloomfield Elementary Students raised $1087.81 for the Red Cross.

Four Bloomfield Elementary Students were chosen to perform in Stephen Foster Productions' SHREK this summer:  Camie Ashley, Jonah Brown, Abby Cornish, & Emily Simpson.

Boston Middle School Academic students; Juanita Vittitow, Dalton Hutchins, and Samantha Guernsey placed and will be moving onto the Governor’s Cup Regional. 

4th grader, Lindsey Mauldin will be the Boston School representative at the Farm Bureau Spelling Bee Competition.

Congratulations to the Boston School 8th grade for ranking in the top twenty percent on the Explore Test. 

5th grade student, Keegan Watts is the spelling bee winner at Foster Heights Elementary.  He will represent Foster Heights Elementary at the Farm Bureau Spelling Bee Competition.

V. Operations Consent Agenda
Board Chair
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve consent items as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mr. Frank Hall.

V.A. Information: Personnel Actions

Personnel Notifications:

                        Josh Bartl                   Vehicle Mechanic II        District

                        John Coffman              Head Baseball Coach     TNHS

                        Jimmy Dennis             Teacher                         Horizons

                        Amanda Gray             Asst Volleyball Coac        Boston

                        Amanda Nord             STC/STLP                        BMS

                        Suzy Pozgay               STC/STLP                        BMS

                        Michael Reiter            Boys BB Coach                 New Haven

                        Stephen B. Sims        Asst Boys BB Coach          TNHS

                        Angela Thompson      Head Academic Coach       Boston

Transfers:                 None

Reinstatements:       None

Positions Added:      None                          

Subs:                         Marlena Brown and Alicia Newton

Certified Substitute Teachers:  J. Chase Simpson, Randall Barlow, John Ruccio, Barry McGuffin, Vera Katherine Kehen, Stephanie Barnes, Amanda Gray, Angela Shay Lancaster, and Joyce Richardson

Emergency Certifications:  None

Student Workers    Rebekah Mitchell

Non-Renewals:       None  

Resignations:          Patsy Crepps         Bus Monitor            District

                                 Bradley Medley     Coach/Substitute    District

Retirement:             None                                                                       

Suspensions/Reprimands/Terminations:    None

V.B. Treasurer's Report
V.C. Bills and Claims
V.D. MUNIS Report
V.E. Leaves of Absence

The following is a list of personnel that are presently taking leaves of absence with board approval:

Medical Leave

Certified Employee:     Teacher                      District

                                  Teacher                      NCHS

                                  Teacher                      Foster Heights

Classified Employee:   5 Drivers                    Bus Garage

                                  Cook/Baker                NCHS

                                  Instruct Asst              Cox’s Creek

                                  Custodian                  NCHS

                                  Cook/Baker                Foster Heights

Maternity Leave:                

Certified Employee:     Teacher                      New Haven

V.F. Minutes from Previous Meeting

Previous Meeting Minutes:

Regular Board Meeting Minutes 1/22/13

Special Called Meeting Minutes 1/30/13

Work Session Meeting Minutes 2/7/13

Special Called Meeting Minutes 2/7/13

V.G. Overnight/Out-of-State Trips

Overnight/Out of State Trips:

  • Daniel Martin, Bloomfield MS Band, to take approximately 100 6th-8th graders out of state to Kings Island in Cincinnati, OH on May 4, 2013.
  • Mitzi Avritt, Bloomfield Middle School Beta Club, to take 6th-8th graders overnight and out of state to the Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, OH on April 14-16, 2013.

  • Linda Riley, New Haven School, to take 40-45 2nd grade students out of state to the Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville, IN on March 20, 2013. 

  • Dianna Williams, NCHS Arts/Humanities, to take 95 9th-12th graders out of state to the Gardens, Country Music Hall of Fame, Wild horse Saloon, Parthenon, and Miss Jeanne’s’ Mystery Dinner Theater in Nashville, TN on May 2, 2013.

  • Tyler Murphy, Bloomfield MS Academic Team, to take seven 7th graders overnight to the Governor’s Cup State Finals at the Galt House in Louisville, KY, on March 16-18, 2013.

  • Erica Baker, Boston School Jr. Beta Club, to take twelve 6th-8th graders overnight to the Jr. Beta Convention at the Galt House in Louisville, KY on February 28-March 1, 2013.


VI. Student Support Services
Board Chair
VI.A. Facilities Update
Todd Sanders
VI.A.1. District Energy/Efficiency Update

District Energy/Efficiency Update

VI.B. District Technology Plan
Dave Coffing

Technology Plan for 2013-2014.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the attached Technology Plan as submitted for 2013-2014 passed with a motion by Mrs. Diane Berry and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.

VII. Student Instructional Services
Board Chair
VII.A. District Improvement Plan Update
Tim Beck

CDIP Graphic of Initiative Alignment to CDIP Goals 2012-2013

VII.B. District Writing Plan
Stephanie Koontz

District Writing Plan Update

VIII. 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.

IX. 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. Larry Pate and a second by Mr. Nicky Rapier.

X. Convene Executive Session
XI. Adjourn Executive Session
XII. Reconvene Regular Session
XIII. Adjourn Regular Session