Nelson County
August 20, 2013 5:00 PM
Nelson County Regular
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

Opening Day Student Interviews 2013

IV. Student/Employee Recognition
Supt. Orr

Nelson County Schools


“Good News”


August 2013

The opening of the 2013-2014 school year began with our Open House and Meet and Greet activities.  With the idea coming through our Expect the Best committee, parents and students were welcomed back to school with celebrations at all of our schools.  The positive feedback from parents and staff members let us know we’re off to a good start.

Congratulations to TNHS Junior Chefs - Zach Johnson, Amber Pate, Hannah Wolf, Eli Clark and Austin Martinez competed at the State Fair competition on 8-15-13.  One of only eight teams in the state and the only one in the surrounding area that qualified.


Last year's LEADERship Dynamics class was awarded $4000 to donate to a hunger charity with which they partnered in the Lead2Feed World Leadership Challenge. United Way and New Hope Food Bank received $1000 each and Feeding America Kentucky's Heartland received $2000. Along with the money awarded through the program, the class also led the school in collecting 1800 canned food items, $110 for United Way, and $700 for Feeding America. We plan to be involved in the challenge again this year.


In New Haven, 6th grader Autumn Howard, has already accumulated 234.4 AR points and has set a goal of 500 for the year. Her favorite series is the Lord of the Rings which she shared with us that she has read it multiple times.


4th grader, Emily Hines, entered her quilt project into the county fair and was the Grand Champion and will enter her quilt at the state fair.


Kindergartner, Angel Williams, is able to count to 100.



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 Mrs. Diane Berry.

V.A. Information: Personnel Actions

Employment :             Mary Frances Bates     Teacher                        TNHS 

                                    Chad Bishop                FB Coach                    OKHM

                                    Dana Cull                     Interim Principal            Boston

                                    Justin Davis                  Bus Driver                    District

                                    Melinda Downs            Bus Driver                    District

                                    Diana Fulkerson           Bus Driver                    District

                                    Ron Greenwell            Bus Driver                    District

                                    Clifton Hicks                Teacher                        Foster Heights

                                    Charlotte Jewell            Asst                           Volleyball TNHS

                                    Jose Lopez                   Teacher                        TNHS

                                    Trevor Mason              Head Girls BB                BMS

                                    Kelsey Mattingly           Teacher                        Foster Heights

                                    Michael Mattingly         Head Girls BB                New Haven

                                    Tamara Mouser            Teacher                        TNHS

                                    James Pfost                  Archery Coach            NCHS

                                    Kelly Spalding  Head     Volleyball                   TNHS

                                    Daniel Walker              Asst Band Director       TNHS

                                    Warren Van Wyck        Teacher                        TNHS

                                    Miranda Yahle             Teacher                        NCHS


Transfers:                   Linda Allen Food Service from NCHS to Foster Heights

                                    Jennifer Spalding Food Service from Foster Heights to TNHS


Reinstatements:         Kelly Riggs to 21st Cent Director at Boston


Classified Subs:  Jacqueline Greenwell           


Certified Substitute Teachers: David Call, Sandra Hayden, Amy Ballard, Bethany Speer and Ian Davis


Emergency Certifications: Melissa Anne Binggeli Library Media Specialist New Haven


Student Workers:      Alexandra Davis, Hannah Feltner and Jacob Rogers,


Non-Renewals:          None


Resignations:             Zack Allendar               Head Girls BB              BMS

                                    Nicole Ballard              Teacher                       Foster Heights

                                      Junior Dugan                Asst AD                   TNHS

                                    Porsche Ellison            Asst Volleyball              TNHS

                                    Leslie Flechler              AD                               Boston

                                    Eric Gilpin                    Teacher                        TNHS

                                    Mandy Gray                 Asst Volleyball              TNHS

                                    Sandra Holsclaw          Teacher                        Foster Heights

                                    John James                   Bus Driver                    District

                                    Cindy McCance            SBDM Secretary           OKHM

                                    Misty McCubbins          Speech Pathologist       District

                                    Heather McGlone         Cheer Coach                 Boston

                                    Valerie McGovern        Cheer Coach                 Boston

                                    Tammy Newcome        Principal                       Boston

                                    Sherry Perdue              Teacher                        Horizons

                                    Amanda Simpson         Teacher                        TNHS

                                    Debbie Terrell              Nurse                           District

                                    Virginia White             FRYSC Director            NCHS/TNHS


Retirements:              None


Suspensions/Reprimands/Terminations:    None

Updated Job Descriptions:
Job descriptions have been updated to reflect restructured positions for District Webmaster, Athletic Director I and Athletic Director II.

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


Classified Employee                  Instructional Asst          NCELC

                                                Food Service                New Haven

                                                2 Bus Drivers               District


Certified Employee                   Teacher                        BMS


Maternity Leave


Classified Employee                  Secretary                      Horizons


Certified Employee                   Speech Pathologist       District


V.F. Minutes from Previous Meeting

July Regular Business Meeting - 7/23/13

August Work Session - 8/1/13

V.G. Overnight/Out-of-State Trips
V.H. Fund Raiser Requests

New Haven        PBIS      T-shirt Sale              8/7/13-9/30/13

VI. Student Support Services
Board Chair
VI.A. Pre-Audit AFR 2013
Tim Hockensmith

Approval of the pre-audit version of the fiscal 2013 Annual Financial Report.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the pre-audit version of the fiscal 2013 Annual Financial Report passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Frank Hall.

VI.B. Set Tax Rate for 2013-2014
Tim Hockensmith

It is recommended that the Nelson County Board of Education adopt the 4 percent rate of 69.6 cents per $100 dollars of real property and 69.6 cents per $100 dollars of personal property. This rate includes .2 to recover losses due to prior year exonerations. It is further recommended that the Nelson County Board of Education levy a rate of 54.80 per $100 dollars in valuation for motor vehicles.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To adopt a three percent increase tax rate of 69.0 cents for real estate, 69.0 cents for tangible property and 54.8 cents for motor vehicles for 2013-2014 and a one time salary increase of one percent for all Nelson County School employees except the Superintendent passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.

VII. Student Instructional Services
Board Chair
VII.A. 504/ARC Chairpersons Revised
Cheryl Pile

2013-2014 Approved Chairpersons 504 and Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) Meetings

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the list of District Representatives/Designees passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Frank Hall.

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 passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.

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