Breathitt County
July 27, 2021 5:00 PM
Breathitt County Board of Education Regular Board Meeting
I. Call to Order.
Discussion

The regular meeting of the Breathitt County Board of Education was called to order by Chairperson Ruschelle Hamilton at

I.A. Roll Call
Actions Taken

Order #1 - Motion Passed:  Consider approval of excusing Rebecca Watkins, passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

I.B. Pledge of Allegiance/Mission and Vision
I.C. Adopt Agenda
Actions Taken

Order #2 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of adoption of the agenda and addendum items passed passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

I.C.1. ADDENDUM: Remove item III.B.5.Consider approval of the adoption of the Kentucky Department of Public Health's Prevention Strategies for COVID-19 as the recommended procedures for all schools in the district. ADD: III.B.42 Consider approval of ARP ESSER narrative.
II. Presentations/Reports
II.A. Student Recognitions
II.B. Staff Recognitions
II.B.1. Perfect Attendance for 2020-2021 school year
II.B.1.a. Amy Bailey
II.B.1.b. Jesse Bailey
II.B.1.c. Eddie Baker
II.B.1.d. Linville Barnett
II.B.1.e. Tonya Barnett
II.B.1.f. Letcher Belcher
II.B.1.g. Charles Davidson
II.B.1.h. Charles Fugate
II.B.1.i. Jason Fugate
II.B.1.j. Melissa Griffin
II.B.1.k. Bess Gross
II.B.1.l. Sheretta Haddix
II.B.1.m. Paul Halsey
II.B.1.n. Bonnie Lively
II.B.1.o. William McIntosh
II.B.1.p. Sabrina McElroy
II.B.1.q. Stacy McKnight
II.B.1.r. Matthew Minix
II.B.1.s. Julius Moore
II.B.1.t. Henry Noble
II.B.1.u. William Noble
II.B.1.v. Jeffery Patrick
II.B.1.w. Clifton Pennington
II.B.1.x. Gregory Snowden
II.B.1.y. Kenneth Spicer
II.B.1.z. Karissa Stamper
II.B.1.aa. Obie Stewart
II.B.1.bb. Samantha Stewart
II.B.1.cc. Deborah Turner
II.B.1.dd. Jamie Turner
II.B.1.ee. Michael Watts
II.C. Reports
II.C.1. Superintendent Report
III. Student Learning and Support Items Recommended for Approval
III.A. CONSENT ITEMS
Actions Taken

Order #3 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of consent items listed below, passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.A.1. Approval of Use Property Requests
III.A.1.a. Consider approval of facility usage agreement for Jackson Parks Baseball League to utilize the SES baseball field, contingent upon providing insurance, an approved cleaning plan, and an approved plan from the local health department.
III.A.1.b. Consider approval of facility usage agreement with the Breathitt County Honey Festival for the purpose of the Honey pageant on August 28, 2021, contingent upon insurance, an approved cleaning plan, and an approved plan from the local health department.
III.A.1.c. Consider approval of facility usage agreement with the Breathitt County Honey Festival for the purpose of the Honey Festival parade on September 4, 2021, SES and Breathitt parking lots, contingent upon insurance, an approved cleaning plan, and an approved plan from the local health department.
III.A.1.d. Consider approval of facility usage agreement with the Jackson Woman's Club for the purpose of fundraising for Flood Survivors, on October 9, 2021, contingent upon insurance, an approved cleaning plan, and an approved plan from the local health department.
III.A.1.e. Consider approval of facility usage agreement with Bomber Baseball Academy from July 27, 2021, through June 30, 2022 to use BHS Baseball Field/Cages for the purpose of baseball lessons, contingent upon providing insurance, an approved cleaning plan, and an approved plan from the local health department
III.A.1.f. Consider approval of facility usage agreement with East Kentucky Prospectors from July 27, 2021, through June 30, 2022, to use BHS Baseball Field/Cages, contingent upon providing insurance, an approved cleaning plan, and an approved plan from the local health department.
III.A.2. Consider approval of the Full Utilization Agreement with Middle Kentucky Head Start for the 2021-2022 school year.
III.A.3. Consider approval of board members to attend KSBA's 2021 Winter Conference, December 3-4, in Louisville, KY.
III.A.4. Consider approval of board members attending the KSBA Fall Regional Meeting on September 13, 2021.
III.A.5. Consider approval of the 2021-2022 ARC Chairperson Designee.
III.A.6. Consider approval of KASS annual membership dues 2021-2022.
III.A.7. Consider approval of renewing membership with KSBA for the 2021-2022 school year.
III.A.8. Consider approval of renewing KSBA Custom Policy/Procedure Services and eMeeting Maintenance for the 2021-2022 school year.
III.A.9. Consider approval of KSBA's contract for Medicaid Training and Billing services.
III.A.10. Consider approval of the 2021 Motor Vehicle Tax Rate at the same rate as last year.
III.A.11. Consider approval MOA with DJJ for the Breathitt Regional Juvenile Detention Center and the Breathitt County Day Treatment for the 2021-2022 school year.
III.A.12. Consider approval of the KECSAC MOA for the 2021-2022 school year.
III.A.13. Consider approval of using up to thirty (30) emergency certified substitute teachers for the 2021-2022 school year.
III.A.14. Consider approval of proposed student fees for the 2021-2022 school year for BHS, $10.00 parking pass per driver, FFA $20.00 per student.
III.A.15. Consider approval of MOA with Berea College for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR-UP) for 2021-2022 school year.
III.A.16. Consider approval of the second and final reading of the 2021-2022 Employee Handbook and Substitute Teacher Handbook.
III.A.17. Consider approval of the second and final reading of the 2021-2022 Discipline Code Book.
III.A.18. Consider approval of the FY2021-2022 Read to Achieve contract.
III.B. DISCUSSION ITEMS
III.B.1. Consider approval of the June 22, 2021 regular called meeting minutes.
Actions Taken

Order #4 - Motion Passed:  Based on the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of the minutes of the June 22, 2021 regular meeting passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. Albert Little.

III.B.2. Consider approval of the June 2021 Treasurer's Report.
Attachments
Actions Taken

Order #5 - Motion Passed:  Based on the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of the Treasurer's Report for June 2021 passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.3. Consider approval of the July 2021 bills for payment.
Actions Taken

Order #6 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of the July 2021 bills for payment passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. Albert Little.

III.B.4. Consider approval of the Breathitt County Schools Safe Return to In-Person Instruction Plan and the Continuity of Learning Plan.
Actions Taken

Order #7 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of the Breathitt County Schools Safe Return to In-Person Instruction Plan and the Continuity of Learning Plan passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.5. Consider approval of the adoption of the Kentucky Department of Public Health's Prevention Strategies for COVID-19 as the recommended procedures for all schools in the district.
III.B.6. Consider approval of authorizing Phillip Watts, Stacy McKnight and Will Noble to act on behalf of the Breathitt County Schools to obtain certain Federal Financial assistance under the Disaster Relief Act, and submit information to the State and to FEMA all matters with regard to Disaster Assistance.
Actions Taken

Order #8 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of authorizing Phillip Watts, Stacy McKnight and Will Noble to act on behalf of the Breathitt County Schools to obtain certain Federal Financial assistance under the Disaster Relief Act, and submit information to the State and to FEMA all matters with regard to Disaster Assistance. passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.7. Consider approval of Anna Morris the Breathitt Board of Education representative on the Equity Committee.
Actions Taken

Order #9 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of Anna Morris as the Breathitt Board of Education representative on the Equity Committee. passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Mr. John Hollan.

III.B.8. Consider approval of the Equity Committee members,to include 3 parent representatives and 3 community members.
Actions Taken

Order #10 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Philip Watts, approval of the Equity Committee members, to include 3 parent representatives and 3 community members. passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. Albert Little.

III.B.9. Consider approval of the 2021-22 MTSS Plan.
Actions Taken

Order #11 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent's approval of the 2021-22 MTSS Plan, passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. Albert Little.

III.B.10. Consider approval of the District purchasing one student ticket for every student in the district for the 2021-2022 school year, to attend an event.
Actions Taken

Order #12 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of the District purchasing one student ticket for every student in the district for the 2021-2022 school year, to attend an event. passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.11. Consider approval of the second and final reading of KSBA Policy update #44 and procedure update #25.
Actions Taken

Order #13 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of the second and final reading of KSBA Policy update #44 and procedure update #25 passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. Albert Little.

III.B.12. Consider approval of revised procedures 04.31 AP.2 and AP.21 for the purpose of purchasing.
Actions Taken

Order #14 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of revised procedures 04.31 AP.2 and AP.21 for the purpose of purchasing passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.13. Consider approval of enrolling in the ACT District Testing program for 3 years at a cost of $46 per student test.
Actions Taken

Order #15 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of a superintendent, approval of enrolling in the ACT District Testing program for 3 years at a cost of $46 per student test. passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.14. Consider approval of the 2021-22 District PD Process and Plan, including one day to be utilized as flex PD for a district-wide book study.
Actions Taken

Order #16 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation, approval of the 2021-22 District PD Process and Plan, including one day to be utilized as flex PD for a district-wide book study. passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. Albert Little.

III.B.15. Consider approval of the purchase of TCI instructional materials for Social Studies for grades K-6 at Highland-Turner, Marie Roberts-Caney, and Sebastian Elementary for 6 years at a cost of $118,679.10 total.
Actions Taken

Order #17 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of the purchase of TCI instructional materials for Social Studies for grades K-6 at Highland-Turner, Marie Roberts-Caney, and Sebastian Elementary for 6 years at a cost of $118,679.10 total. passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.16. Consider approval to renew Study Island, which includes instructional content for all schools (including the BRJDC and day treatment), Credit Recovery, and the NWEA/MAP integration materials for Study Island for 3 years, in the amount of $68,869.50.
Actions Taken

Order #18 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval for instructional includes content for all schools (including the BRJDC and day treatment), Credit Recovery, and the NWEA/MAP integration materials for Study Island for 3 years, in the amount of $68,869.50 passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. Albert Little.

III.B.17. Consider approval of creating a District Federal Programs Coordinator position and job description.
Actions Taken

Order #19 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of creating a District Federal Programs Coordinator position and job description passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.18. Consider approval for an application for Medicaid Certification 2021-2022 district assurances.
Actions Taken

Order #20 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval for an application for Medicaid Certification 2021-2022 district Assurances, passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. Albert Little.

III.B.19. Consider approval of the Addendum to State Agency – School Food Authority Agreement for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
Actions Taken

Order #21 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts,- Consider approval of the Addendum to State Agency – School Food Authority Agreement for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. Albert Little.

III.B.20. Consider approval of using individual contract services with certified POPS (Peace Officer Professional Standards) officers to provide services to the Elementary Schools and events as needed, not to exceed $20,000 for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year.
Actions Taken

Order #22 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of using individual contract services with certified POPS (Peace Officer Professional Standards) officers to provide services to the Elementary Schools and events as needed, not to exceed $20,000 for the 2021-2022 school year, passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.21. Consider approval to declare surplus items for sale to include; 3 electric buffers, 5 pickup machines, 2 floor scrubbers, PTO tractor wood chipper, and an exercise bike.
Actions Taken

Order #23 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval to declare surplus items for sale to include; 3 electric buffers, 5 pickup machines, 2 floor scrubbers, PTO tractor wood chipper, and an exercise bike, passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. Albert Little.

III.B.22. Consider approval to to declare the following items as surplus; 16 Cafeteria Tables and 3 Serving Lines.
Actions Taken

Order #24 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval to to declare the following items as surplus; 16 Cafeteria Tables and 3 Serving Lines, passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.23. Consider approval of accepting the bid from Bubba & Larry's Lawn Care in the amount of $25.00 per hour, per 4 man crew, minimum of $200.00 for the purpose of mowing and weed eating as needed in the district.
Actions Taken

Order #25 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of accepting the bid from Bubba & Larry's Lawn Care in the amount of $25.00 per hour, per 4 man crew, minimum of $200.00 for the purpose of mowing and weed eating as needed in the district, passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.24. Consider approval of accepting the bid from Spray Foam Technologies of Ky in the amount of $33,875.00 for the purpose of cleaning and painting Breathitt High School and the Board of Education.
Actions Taken

Order #26 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of accepting the bid from Spray Foam Technologies of KY in the amount of $233,875.00 for the purpose of cleaning and painting Breathitt High School and the Board of Education, passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. Albert Little.

III.B.25. Consider approval of accepting the bid for painting Little Red School in the amount of $3,350.00 by Bubba & Larry's Lawn Care, for the purpose of removing all loose, peeling paint and primer all bare areas using Extreme Block primer. Porch, Doors, windows and siding should be primed to ensure proper sealing of the surface. Apply 2 finish coats overall primed areas using Pro-industrial Acrylic tinted to white (eaves, trim, windows, doors, and porch ceiling), rustic red (walls), and Earl grey (porch).
Actions Taken

Order #27 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of accepting the bid for painting Little Red School in the amount of $3,350.00 by Bubba & Larry's Lawn Care, for the purpose of removing all loose, peeling paint and primer all bare areas using Extreme Block primer. Porch, Doors, windows and siding should be primed to ensure proper sealing of the surface. Apply 2 finish coats overall primed areas using Pro-industrial Acrylic tinted to white (eaves, trim, windows, doors, and porch ceiling), rustic red (walls), and Earl grey (porch), passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.26. Consider approval of the Pay Application #4 from Standafer Builders in the amount of $97,059.40 for work to date on the new Elementary (BG#20-283).
Actions Taken

Order #28 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of the Pay Application #4 from Standafer Builders in the amount of $97,059.40 for work to date on the new Elementary (BG#20-283), passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.27. Consider approval of the payment of $4,200.00 to Consulting Services Incorporated (CSI) for special inspections completed on the new elementary in the month of June.
Actions Taken

Order #29 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of the payment of $4,200.00 to Consulting Services Incorporated (CSI) for special inspections completed on the new elementary in the month of June, passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. Albert Little.

III.B.28. Consider approval of the payment of Owner Direct Purchase Orders for the new Elementary School (BG#20-283) totaling $250,075.98
Actions Taken

Order #30 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, consider approval of the payment of Owner Direct Purchase Orders for the new Elementary School (BG#20-283) totaling $250,075.98 passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.29. Consider approval of Pay App #5 from Rising Sun Development in the amount of $180,456.15 for work completed up to April 30 2021 for the Coliseum Emergency Repair project KDE BG# 20-260.
Actions Taken

Order #31 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of Pay App #5 from Rising Sun Development in the amount of $180,456.15 for work completed up to April 30,2021 for the Coliseum Emergency Repair project KDE BG# 20-260, passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. Albert Little.

III.B.30. Consider approval of Pay App #6 from Rising Sun Development in the amount of $351,865.19 for work to date at the Coliseum Emergency Repair project KDE BG# 20-260.
Actions Taken

Order #32 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of Pay App #6 from Rising Sun Development in the amount of $351,865.19 for work to date at the Coliseum Emergency Repair project KDE BG# 20-260, passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.31. Consider approval of the Direct Purchase Orders in the amount of $12,300.00 for bleachers purchased for the Coliseum Emergency Repair project KDE BG# 20-260.
Actions Taken

Order #33 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, consider approval of the Direct Purchase Orders in the amount of $12,300.00 for bleachers purchased for the Coliseum Emergency Repair project KDE BG# 20-260, passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. Albert Little.

III.B.32. Consider approval of Cincinnati Floor Company to install a new gym floor at Breathitt High School PE Gym in the amount of $147,495.00.
Actions Taken

Order #34 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of Cincinnati Floor Company to install a new gym floor at Breathitt High School PE Gym in the amount of $147,495.00, passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.33. Consider approval of BG 22-060 for the PE gym floor.
Actions Taken

Order #35 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of BG 22-060 for the PE gym floor passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. Albert Little.

III.B.34. Consider approval of purchasing a gym divider curtain for the BHS PE gym floor in the amount of $ 12,700.00 from Griffin Sports Equipment.
Actions Taken

Order #36 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of purchasing a gym divider curtain for the BHS PE gym floor in the amount of $ 12,700.00 from Griffin Sports Equipment, passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.35. Consider approval of purchasing a new ball goal from Toadvine Enterprise and installation with Vine& Branch for the BHS PE GYM not to exceed $12,000.
Actions Taken

Order #37 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of purchasing a new ball goal from Toadvine Enterprise and installation with Vine & Branch for the BHS PE GYM not to exceed $12,000, passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.36. Consider approval of the BG 22-061 repair the damage to the Coliseum balcony due to structural damage.
Actions Taken

Order #38 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendations of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of the BG_ 22-061 repair the damage to the Coliseum balcony due to structural damage, passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. Albert Little.

III.B.37. Consider approval of hiring Tate Hill Jacobs architect for the purpose of repairing the deterioration of the front entrance balcony of the Coliseum.
Actions Taken

Order #39 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of hiring Tate Hill Jacobs architect for the purpose of repairing the deterioration of the front entrance balcony of the Coliseum, passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.38. Consider approval of a contract with School Pointe for Website CMS and Hosting to include redesign and a mobile application.
Actions Taken

Order #40 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of a contract with School Pointe for Website CMS and Hosting to include redesign and a mobile application, passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. Albert Little.

III.B.39. Consider approval of Breathitt High School Volleyball team to purchase equipment, uniforms, and supplies for the team, not to exceed $3,500.00.
Actions Taken

Order #41 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of Breathitt High School Volleyball team to purchase equipment, uniforms, and supplies for the team, not to exceed $3,500.00, passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.40. Consider approval of granting ten (10) additional extended days to all nurses for the purpose of COVID-19 preparation prior to opening school for the 2021-2022 school year.
Actions Taken

Order #42 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of granting ten (10) additional extended days to all nurses for the purpose of COVID-19 preparation prior to opening school for the 2021-2022 school year passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. Albert Little.

III.B.41. Consider approval of the CBE resolution and authorizing the Superintendent to take all necessary steps to support the Council for Better Education, Inc. ("CBE"), in its legal challenge.
Actions Taken

Order #43 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of the CBE resolution and authorizing the Superintendent to take all necessary steps to support the Council for Better Education, Inc. ("CBE"), in its legal challenge, passed with a motion by Mr. Albert Little and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.42. Consider approval of ARP ESSER narrative.
Actions Taken

Order #44 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of ARP ESSER narrative passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. Albert Little.

IV. Personnel Notifications
V. Informational Items
V.A. Communication/Sharing (All Present)
V.B. School Financial Reports
V.C. School SBDM Reports
V.D. Utility Tracker
VI. Adjournment
Actions Taken

Order #45 - Motion Passed:  There being no further business of the Board, adjournment at 6:12p.m., passed with a motion by Mr. John Hollan and a second by Mr. Albert Little.