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
Nelson County Schools
At Cox’s Creek, Macie Blanton, Natalia Galvin, William Hopkins, Gannon Mattingly, Kelsey Mattingly, Carson Mouser, Hailee Pentecost, Brooklyn Roller, Kamryn Stone, and Holden Underwood were selected for participation in the 4th District Treble Choir.
Kelsey Mattingly has qualified for the American Choral Director's Association Elementary All-State Choir.
At Foster Heights, 5th grade student Lydia Newton auditioned and was chosen to sing in the Kentucky American Choral Directors Association All-State choir festival in Bowling Green on November 1st and 2nd.
The following students from the Bloomfield Schools have qualified for All-State Choir:
KyACDA All State Children’s Choir (grades 5-6) - Dylan Clark, Isaiah Greer, Kaitlyn Marksbury, Camie Ashley, Patricia Briney, Carly Johnson, and Izzy Whitis.
KyACDA All State Jr. High Choir (grades 7-9) – Haley Abell, Jessica Holmes, Nolan Key and Clara Pozgay.
In Boston, the “Good News” for the month begins with the positive test results from the 2012-2013 K-Prep assessment. The middle school achieved a Distinguished rating and ranked in the 94th percentile. The elementary received a Proficient rating and place in the 86th percentile.
Students celebrated with "Exceeding Our Dreams" T-shirts on Friday before fall break. We hung banners donated by Mrs. Newcome on Monday to honor the accomplishments of the students and staff.
The Southwest Nelson Rams won the Championship Football tournament and finished their season with an 8-0 record. This team is comprised of students from both Boston and New Haven.
Old Kentucky Home Middle School Girls’ Basketball players visited the Colonial Health and Rehab in Bardstown. The players visited with residents and shared stories, games, and activities.
Representative Floyd came to discuss the importance of Constitution Day with all 8th grades, and a couple of 6th and 7th grade classes. He also provided each 8th grade student with a copy of the United States Constitution.
The 8th grade class is encouraging students to bring and donate shoes to the Water Step project, which helps fund safe drinking water projects all over the world.
Students at Horizons Academy have completed interviews and have now been placed into project groups. The students will begin working on these projects in early October. Look for some great work around Horizons in the upcoming months.
Operations Consent Agenda
Motion Passed: Motion to approve consent items as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Nicky Rapier and a second by Mrs. Diane Berry.
Information: Personnel Actions
Employment : John Ball Energy Manager District
Mary Bates Problem Solving Coach TNHS
Leonard Beasley Bus Driver District
Cindy Beavers Nurse District
Josh Conder Asst Wrestling Coach NCHS
Jackie Donahue I A I New Haven
Thomas Dooley A D TNHS
C. Hope Dougherty Teacher New Haven
Alaina Green Head Academic Coach TNHS
Charlotte Jewell Volleyball Coach TNHS
Doug Johnson Asst Boys BB Coach OKHM
Margaret Johnson Childcare I A I District
Racheal Johnson 21st Century Instructor Boston
Katherine Kirzing Teacher NCHS
Ed Phelps Head Softball Coach TNHS
Catherine Spalding Teacher Foster Heights
John Street Bus Driver District
Robert Troutman Teacher NCHS
Daniel Walker Asst Band Director TNHS
Classified Subs: Debra Curtsinger, Callie Simpson, Cindy Simpson, Janet Smith
Certified Substitute Teachers: Bob Blackman, Don Bradley, Bonnie Grider, Linda Riley, Lisa Sutton
Emergency Certificate: Lorie Essex-Miller
Student Workers: Jordon Ballard, Michael Cecil, Matthew Kaufield
Non-Renewals: Tawnya Schweinhart
Suspensions/Reprimands/Terminations: Larry Schreiner
Bills and Claims
Leaves of Absence
The following is a list of personnel that are presently taking leaves of absence with board approval:
Classified Employee Custodian Foster Heights
Certified Employee Teacher OKHM
Maternity Leave None
Minutes from Previous Meeting
September Board Meeting - 9/17/13
October Work Session - 10/3/13
Student Support Services
TNHS Baseball/Softball Project Proposal
BG-1 TNHS Baseball/Softball Proposal
Motion Passed: Approve the attached BG-1 for construction of a baseball/softball batting cage facility at TNHS. This project is to be funded through fundraising activities conducted by the TNHS baseball and softball teams. passed with a motion by Mr. Damon Jackey and a second by Mr. Frank Hall.
TNHS Phase 2
The following vendor has completed all contractual obligations for the bid packages listed and have applied for final payment. All work has been inspected by architects, contruction manager, and owners and found acceptable.
BP#27 Roof/Sheet Metal, Carlon Roofing $10,491.05
Motion Passed: Approval of final payment for vendor listed. passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Nicky Rapier.
Student Instructional Services
2013-2014 Preschool Program Approval
Preschool Program Approval
Motion Passed: Approve the amended 2013-2014 preschool program approval form. passed with a motion by Mr. Frank Hall and a second by Mr. Damon Jackey.
Superintendent Evaluation Report
At the direction of Commissioner Holliday, Kentucky school boards and superintendents must document that the following items have been discussed in public meeting(s) by December 20, 2013, as part of the superintendent's evaluation process. The formative evaluation of the superintendent will be completed in December.
1. District delivery targets for student achievement and Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES)
2. Review of effectiveness and efficiency of district operations
3. Facilities/support systems
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 passed with a motion by Mrs. Diane Berry and a second by Mr. Nicky Rapier.
Convene Executive Session
Adjourn Executive Session
Reconvene Regular Session
Adjourn Regular Session