Nelson County
January 30, 2013 5:00 PM
Nelson County Special Called 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.




The meeting was called to order at 4:00 p.m. by Chairperson Larry Pate.

II. Changes to the Agenda

There were not any changes to the agenda.

However,Superintendent Orr shared with the board that Plan (10th graders test) scores went from 92nd in 2011-2012 to 24th in 2012-2013 in the state. Also, the Explorer (8th grade test) scores went from 78th to 72nd. Damon Jackey stated that the scores show that students from all of the schools seem to be on the same level.

III. Student Support Services
Board Chair
III.A. Make-up Snow Day for 2012-2013 School Year
Sara Wilson

The recommendation for a make-up day missed due to snow is as follows:

                        Date Missed                           Make-Up Day

                        January 25, 2013                  February 15, 2013

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the make-up day, February 15, 2013 for the 2012-2013 school year passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.

IV. Student Instructional Services
Board Chair
IV.A. District Improvement Plan
Tim Beck/Stephanie Koontz

ISSUE:  Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year; school districts are required to submit their district improvement plans in the online “ASSIST” program.  Presenting to the board the current revision of the 2012-2013 Nelson County District Improvement Plan.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the District Improvement Plan for the 2012-2013 school year passed with a motion by Mrs. Diane Berry and a second by Mr. Nicky Rapier.


Tim Beck, Director of Elementary Instruction stated that KDE needs the district improvement plan submitted by 2/1/13. Superintendent Orr told the board that the district improvement plan will be on the agenda each month to review ongoing progress.

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.


There were not any guest comments.

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 Mrs. Diane Berry.

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