Breathitt County
September 28, 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 #97 - Motion Passed:  Consider approval of excusing Ruschelle Hamilton for being out of state. passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins.

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

Order #98 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of the adoption of the agenda with the addendum listed below, passed with a motion by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

I.C.1. ADDENDUM: Add item III.B.31 Consider approval of amending the 2021-2022 calendar to include Wednesday, October 13, 2021, as a fall break day.
II. Presentations/Reports
II.A. Student Recognitions
II.A.1. Dataseam IT Apprentice-Marcus Griffith
II.A.2. Honey Festival Academic Showcase Spelling
II.A.2.a. Abrum Neace (MRC) 1st place-3rd grade
II.A.2.b. Brooklyn Davis (SES) 2nd place-3rd grade
II.A.2.c. Zoey Rice (SES) 2nd place-3rd grade
II.A.2.d. Eli Abner (MRC) 1st place-4th grade
II.A.2.e. Austin White (HTE) 3rd place-4th grade
II.A.2.f. Aaron Turner (SES) 2nd place-4th grade
II.A.2.g. Ashton Seagraves (HTS) 1st place-5th grade
II.A.2.h. Paisley Hyden (MRC) 2nd place-5th grade
II.A.2.i. Jaiden Ritchie (SES) 3rd place-5th grade
II.A.2.j. Sawyer Baker (SES) 1st place-6th grade
II.A.2.k. Tenley Hayes (SES) 2nd place-6th grade
II.A.2.l. Haley Spencer (HTE) 3rd place-6th grade
II.A.2.m. Taylor Jennings-1st place-7h grade
II.A.2.n. Rebecca Warren-1st place-8th grade
II.A.2.o. Gavin Tackett-2nd place-8th grade
II.A.2.p. Jaydyn Hollon- 1st Place-9th grade
II.A.2.q. Ben Wooton-1st place-10th grade
II.A.2.r. Wesley Blanton-1st place -11th grade
II.A.2.s. Marcus Griffith-2nd place-11th grade
II.A.2.t. Emalee Watts--1st place-12th grade
II.A.3. Honey Festival Academic Showcase Math
II.A.3.a. Olivia Watts (SES) 1st Place-3rd grade
II.A.3.b. Emma Turner (HTE) 2nd Place-3rd grade
II.A.3.c. Colton Noble (MRC) 3rd place-3rd grade
II.A.3.d. Jenson Gross (HTE) 1st place-4th grade
II.A.3.e. Dawson Haddix (HTE) 2nd Place-4th grade
II.A.3.f. Annie Stone (SES) 3rd place-4th grade
II.A.3.g. Jaxton Hall (HTE) 1st place-5th grade
II.A.3.h. Caleb Neace (MRC) 1st place-5th grade
II.A.3.i. Jake Fugate (MRC) 3rd place-5th grade
II.A.3.j. Aiden Combs (MRC) 1st place-6th grade
II.A.3.k. Isabella Turner (HTE) 2nd place-6th grade
II.A.3.l. Matthew Vires (HTE) 3rd place-6th grade
II.A.3.m. Alexis Pelfrey-1st place-7th grade
II.A.3.n. Breanna Turner-1st place-8th grade
II.A.3.o. Mariah Clemons-1st place-9th grade
II.A.3.p. Madison Young--2nd place-9th grade
II.A.3.q. Nathan Childers-1st place-10th grade
II.A.3.r. Kathyrn Crank-2nd place-10th grade
II.A.3.s. Neveah Allgood--1st Place-11th grade
II.A.3.t. Wesley Blanton--2nd place-11th grade
II.A.3.u. Emalee Watts--1st place-12th grade
II.A.4. Honey Festival Academic ART Showcase
II.A.4.a. Carson McKnight (MRC) 1st place-Kindergarten
II.A.4.b. Aaron Arrowood (SES) 2nd place-Kindergarten
II.A.4.c. Annalee Howard (SES) 3rd place-Kindergarten
II.A.4.d. Ember Creech (SES) 1st place- 1st grade
II.A.4.e. Haleigh Neace (SES) 2nd place-1st grade
II.A.4.f. Bryce Hall (HTE) 3rd place-1st grade
II.A.4.g. Kate Manning (SES) 1st place-2nd grade
II.A.4.h. Katy Watts (SES) 2nd place-2nd grade
II.A.4.i. Emmi Haddix (HTE) 3rd place-2nd grade
II.A.4.j. Sadie Barnett (SES) 1st place- 3rd grade
II.A.4.k. Freddy Miller (MRC) 2nd place-3rd grade
II.A.4.l. Landon Combs (SES) 3rd place- 3rd grade
II.A.4.m. Lydia Napier (SES) 1st place-4th grade
II.A.4.n. Ayden Turner (HTE) 2nd place-4th grade
II.A.4.o. Chandler Combs (SES) 3rd place-4th grade
II.A.4.p. Sabrina Jiang (SES) 1st place- 5th grade
II.A.4.q. Ava Neace (SES) 2nd place-5th grade
II.A.4.r. Paisley Hyden (MRC) 3rd place-5th grade
II.A.4.s. Natalie Turner (MRC) 1st place-6th grade
II.A.4.t. Alyssa Herald (SES) 2nd place-6th grade
II.A.4.u. Aleah Spicer (SES) 3rd place-6th grade
II.A.4.v. Tyson Riley (BHS) 1st place-7th grade
II.A.4.w. Charlea Puffer (BHS) 2nd place-7th grade
II.A.4.x. Landon Deaton (BHS) 1st place 8th grade
II.A.4.y. Kaylee Combs (BHS) 1st place- 9th grade
II.A.4.z. Ace McGee (BHS) 2nd place -9th grade
II.A.4.aa. Jacey McClees (BHS) 1st place-10th grade
II.A.4.bb. Corey Watkins (BHS) 2nd place- 10th grade
II.A.4.cc. Riley Bush (BHS) 1st place- 11th grade
II.A.4.dd. Floyd Fowler (BHS) 2nd place 11th grade
II.A.4.ee. Kayla Barnett (BHS) 1st place-12th grade
II.A.4.ff. Lindsay Tharp (BHS) 2nd place-12th grade
II.B. Staff Recognitions
II.C. Reports
II.C.1. Superintendent Report
II.C.2. Attendance Report
II.C.3. Gifted and Talented Instructional Planning Process for 2021-2022 school year
II.C.4. Federal Programs
II.C.4.a. Title I
II.C.4.b. Title 1-D
II.C.4.c. Title II
II.C.4.d. Title III
II.C.4.e. Title IV
II.C.4.f. Title V
II.C.4.g. Idea B
II.C.4.h. CTE
III. Student Learning and Support Items Recommended for Approval
III.A. CONSENT ITEMS
Actions Taken

Order #99 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of consent items listed below, passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins.

III.A.1. Consider approval of MOA with Berea College for Upward Bound Math and Science Grant (UBMS) for the 2021-2022 school year
III.B. DISCUSSION ITEMS
III.B.1. Consider approval of August 24, 2021, Regular Meeting Minutes.
Actions Taken

Order #100 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of August 24, 2021, Regular Meeting Minutes passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. John Hollan.

III.B.2. Consider approval of the August Treasurer's Report.
Actions Taken

Order #101 - Motion Passed:  Based on the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of the Treasurer's Report for August 2021 passed with a motion by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

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

Order #102 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of the September 2021 bills for payment passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. John Hollan.

III.B.4. Consider approval of the 2021-2022 working budget.
Actions Taken

Order #103 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of the 2021-2022 working budget passed with a motion by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins and a second by Mr. John Hollan.

III.B.5. Consider approval of the Kentucky Department of Public Health supplemental guidance document for a “Test to Stay” Modified Quarantine Plan. The district will coordinate with the local health department to implement the plan.
Actions Taken

Order #104 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of the Kentucky Department of Public Health supplemental guidance document for a “Test to Stay” Modified Quarantine Plan and coordination with the local health department to implement the plan passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. John Hollan.

III.B.6. Consider approval of accepting KDE vaccination incentive for every employee who has been fully vaccinated to receive $100.00 and for the Breathitt Board of Education to match the amount out of ESSER funds.
Actions Taken

Order #105 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of accepting KDE vaccination incentive for every employee who has been vaccinated to receive $100.00, plus the Breathitt Board of Education will match the amount out of ESSER funds passed with a motion by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins and a second by Mr. John Hollan.

III.B.7. Consider approval of the 20 Temporary Remote Instruction Days which expire on December 31, 2021, that can be used for individual schools, grades, classrooms, and/or student groups.
Actions Taken

Order #106 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approving the 20 Temporary Remote Instruction Days which expire on December 31, 2021, and can be used for an individual: schools, grades, classrooms, and student groups passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. John Hollan.

III.B.8. Consider approval of revised COVID-19 Operations Plan.
Actions Taken

Order #107 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of revised KDE COVID-19 Response Plan for students/staff passed with a motion by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.9. Consider approval of board procedure 08.132 AP.1 Gifted and Talented Students.
Actions Taken

Order #108 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of board procedure 08.132 AP.1 Gifted and Talented Students passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins.

III.B.10. Consider approval of supplementing in district ticket costs up to $75,000 from ESSER funds, to allow Breathitt County Schools students to attend all district events free to promote social/emotional wellness and a smooth transition to normal operations, contingent on SBDM Council approval.
Actions Taken

Order #109 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of supplementing in district ticket costs up to $75,000 from ESSER funds, to allow Breathitt County Schools students to attend all district events free to promote social/emotional wellness and a smooth transition to normal operations, contingent on SBDM Council approval passed with a motion by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins and a second by Mr. John Hollan.

III.B.11. Consider approval of increasing the staffing allocation at MRC and HTS to create a full-time guidance counselor position at both schools to address social emotional needs. The position will use the current job description and be paid based upon the certified salary schedule and experience utilizing ESSER funds.
Actions Taken

Order #110 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of increasing the staffing allocation at MRC and HTS to create a full-time guidance counselor position at both schools to address social emotional needs. The position will use the current job description and be paid based upon the certified salary schedule and experience utilizing ESSER funds passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. John Hollan.

III.B.12. Consider approval of the "School Smiles" Oral Health Program.
Actions Taken

Order #111 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of the "School Smiles" Oral Health Program. passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins.

III.B.13. Consider approval of allocating $10,000 for the cost of tuition for dual credit classes at the Breathitt County Area Technology Center for 8th-grade students.
Actions Taken

Order #112 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Philip Watts, approval of allocating $10,000 for the cost of tuition for dual credit classes at the Breathitt County Area Technology Center for 8th-grade students passed with a motion by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.14. Consider approval of amendment to job description for Federal Programs Coordinator, duties and responsibilities, to include principal support and services at the Breathitt Regional Juvenile Detention Center and the Breathitt County Day Treatment Center to be included within the current extra service stipend for Federal Program Coordinator position and to remove from the salary/stipend schedule the 20 extra days granted for Principal of A-5 and A-6 schools.
Actions Taken

Order #113 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of amendment to job description for Federal Programs Coordinator, duties and responsibilities, to include principal support and services at the Breathitt Regional Juvenile Detention Center and the Breathitt County Day Treatment Center to be included within the current extra service stipend for Federal Program Coordinator position and to remove from the salary/stipend schedule the 20 extra days granted for Principal of A-5 and A-6 schools. passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. John Hollan.

III.B.15. Consider approval of Quadient Lease Agreement for Postage Meter at Breathitt High School.
Actions Taken

Order #114 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of Quadient Lease Agreement for Postage Meter at Breathitt High School passed with a motion by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.16. Consider approval of accepting a bid for the Breathitt County High School PE Gym floor replacement in the amount of $149,387.00 with Cincinnati Floor Company.
Actions Taken

Order #115 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of accepting a bid for the Breathitt County High School PE Gym floor replacement in the amount of $149,387.00 with Cincinnati Floor Company passed with a motion by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.17. Consider approval of BG1 for the Breathitt County High School PE Gym Floor Replacement BG Number 22-060.
Actions Taken

Order #116 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of BG1 for the Breathitt County High School PE Gym Floor Replacement BG Number 22-060 passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins.

III.B.18. Consider approval to accept a letter of interest to hire Tate Hill Jacobs Architect for purpose of construction of a new Area Technology Center.
Actions Taken

Order #117 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval to accept a letter of interest to hire Tate Hill Jacobs Architect for purpose of construction of a new Area Technology Center passed with a motion by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.19. Consider approval to accept a letter of interest to hire Tate Hill Jacobs Architect for the purpose of the renovation of the Football Fieldhouse and Concession Stand.
Actions Taken

Order #118 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval to accept a letter of interest to hire Tate Hill Jacobs Architect for the purpose of the renovation of the Football Fieldhouse and Concession Stand passed with a motion by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.20. Consider approval of the proposal for Survey Services from Endris Engineers in the amount of $7,000.00. The survey area is to include the area of the Coliseum Balcony and the adjacent parking and drive aisles (BG#22-061).
Actions Taken

Order #119 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of the proposal for Survey Services from Endris Engineers in the amount of $7,000.00. The survey area is to include the area of the Coliseum Balcony and the adjacent parking and drive aisles. Work to date on the new Elementary (BG#22-061) passed with a motion by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.21. Consider approval of the Pay Application #6 from Standafer Builders in the amount of $207,169.98 for work to date on the new Elementary (BG#20-283).
Actions Taken

Order #120 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of the Pay Application #6 from Standafer Builders in the amount of $207,169.98 for work to date on the new Elementary (BG#20-283) passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins.

III.B.22. Consider approval of the payment of Owner Direct Purchase Orders for the new Elementary School (BG#20-283) totaling $520,255.51.
Actions Taken

Order #121 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of the payment of Owner Direct Purchase Orders for the new Elementary School (BG#20-283) totaling $520,255.51 passed with a motion by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.23. Consider approval of the payment of $7,344.00 to Tate Hill Jacobs Architects for design fees to date for the new elementary.
Actions Taken

Order #122 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillp Watts, approval of the payment of $7,344.00 to Tate Hill Jacobs Architects for design fees to date for the new elementary passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. John Hollan.

III.B.24. Consider approval of the payment of $3,800.00 to Consulting Services Incorporated (CSI) for special inspections completed on the new elementary in the month of July.
Actions Taken

Order #123 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of the payment of $3,800.00 to Consulting Services Incorporated (CSI) for special inspections completed on the new elementary in the month of July passed with a motion by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.25. Consider approval of BG1 for the purpose of HVAC in the Coliseum, BG Number 22-151, to be taken from ESSER funds.
Actions Taken

Order #124 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of BG1 for the purpose of HVAC in the Coliseum, BG Number 22-151, to be taken from ESSER funds passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. John Hollan.

III.B.26. Consider approval to advertise for Architect for HVAC at the Coliseum.
Actions Taken

Order #125 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval to advertise for Architect for HVAC at the Coliseum passed with a motion by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins and a second by Ms. Anna Morris.

III.B.27. Consider approval of accepting Surplus bus #53 bid in the amount of $200.00 from Obie Stewart.
Actions Taken

Order #126 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of accepting Surplus bus #53 bid in the amount of $200.00 from Obie Stewart passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. John Hollan.

III.B.28. Consider approval of remaining bus Surplus, #1060, #45,#61 that did not sell, to be declared as scrap.
Actions Taken

Order #127 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Philli Watts, approval of remaining bus Surplus, #1060, #45,#61 that did not sell, to be declared as scrap passed with a motion by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins and a second by Mr. John Hollan.

III.B.29. Consider approval for the purpose of HVAC for all the 2017 & 2018 International School Buses in the amount of $59,571.00 out of Esser funds.
Actions Taken

Order #128 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip, for the purpose of HVAC for all the 2017 & 2018 International School Buses in the amount of $59,571.00 out of Esser funds. passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mr. John Hollan.

III.B.30. Consider approval of Non-Resident Contract with Jackson Independent Schools.
Actions Taken

Order #129 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of Non-Resident Contract with Jackson Independent Schools. passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins.

III.B.31. Consider approval of amending the 2021-2022 calendar to include Wednesday, October 13, 2021, as a fall break day.
Actions Taken

Order #130 - Motion Passed:  Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Phillip Watts, approval of amending the 2021-2022 calendar to include Wednesday, October 13, 2021, as a fall break day passed with a motion by Ms. Anna Morris and a second by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins.

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

Order #131 - Motion Passed:  There being no further business of the Board, adjournment at 6:08 passed with a motion by Mr. John Hollan and a second by Mrs. Rebecca Watkins.