Covington Independent
January 10, 2019 6:00 PM
Covington Board of Education
I. Call to Order
Mr. Tom Wherry, Board Chair
II. Roll Call
Mr. Tom Wherry, Board Chair
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  April Brockhoff, Board Member, made a motion to excuse Tom Wherry, Board Chair, from the meeting passed with a motion by Ms. April Brockhoff and a second by Mr. Jerry Avery.

III. Pledge of Allegiance
Mr. Tom Wherry, Board Chair
IV. Welcome and Board Chair Comments
Mr. Tom Wherry, Board Chair
V. Public Input
Mr. Tom Wherry, Board Chair
Rationale

This is an opportunity for the community to provide input and comments on district business.

Members of the public may address the Board during the period set aside by the Board without submitting an item for the agenda. No action shall be taken during this portion of the meeting on issues raised by employees or the public unless deemed an emergency by the Board. Please note: Speakers are asked to refrain from personal remarks in which an individual is named. Comments are limited to two minutes unless extended by the board chair. Critical comments or complaints are processed through the District’s complaint procedures. Questions and concerns will be addressed by the Board through various venues, including, but not limited to, the district website and e-mail. In addition, copies of the meeting rules and procedures will be provided at every board meeting.

VI. District Recognition and Presentations
Board Member
VI.1. Certified Employee of the Month ~ Ms. Paula Capano-Ellis
VI.2. Classified Employee of the Month ~ Ms. Alicia Humphrey
VI.3. Classified Employee of the Month ~ Ms. Kelly Connett
VII. Informational Items
Rationale

These items are for information only.  They do not require board action.

VII.1. Children's Home of Northern Kentucky Update
Mr. Rick Wurth, CEO of CHNKY
Rationale

Mr. Rick Wurth, CEO of Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky will provide a Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky Update. 

VII.2. Transformational Learning Center Annual Update
Ms. Lorie Duffy, Principal
Rationale

Transformational Learning Center’s administration and staff will report to the Board about their continuing improvement efforts.

VII.3. Membership Attendance ~ Fourth Month
Mr. Ken Kippenbrock, Director of Pupil Personnel
Rationale

This is a monthly agenda item used to keep the Board and Administration up to date on attendance and enrollment figures.  This report contains the membership and percentage of attendance for students by school and compares the current year’s enrollment figures with those from previous school years.

VII.4. Inclement Weather Procedure Update
Mr. Alvin Garrison, Superintendent
Rationale

Last year, at the January 11, 2018 Regular Board Meeting, Mr. Alvin Garrison, Superintendent, facilitated a discussion about cold weather days and wanted to update the Board with the procedures in which the district currently has in place. 

VIII. Consent Agenda
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Ms. April Brockhoff, Board Member, requested to amend the January 3, 2019 Special Meeting Minutes to include her initial request to be on the Local Facility Planning Committee. The Covington Board of Education approves the Consent Agenda with the amended January 3, 2019 Special Meeting Minutes passed with a motion by Ms. April Brockhoff and a second by Ms. Sarah Flerlage.

VIII.1. Emergency Certified Teacher ~ Mr. Brian Moore
Mr. Eric Neff, Director of Personnel
Rationale

Mr. Brian Moore has been recommended for Emergency Certification in Mathematics. Mr. Moore is currently Kentucky certified in Social Studies and teaches full-time at Holmes High School.  Secondary Mathematics is a critical shortage area in Kentucky.

VIII.2. Approval of Minutes ~ December 13, 2018 Regular Board Meeting
Mr. Alvin Garrison, Superintendent
VIII.3. Approval of Minutes ~ January 3, 2019 Special Meeting
Mr. Alvin Garrison, Superintendent
IX. Individual Approval Agenda Items
IX.1. Shortened School Day/Week Request
Ms. Michelle Bertke, Director of Exceptional Children
Rationale

Student #2120544203 is a special education student who had spinal surgery. Upon release, said student has extensive physical therapy scheduled weekly which results in needing a shortened day three (3) days a week. Admission and Release Committee was in agreement with shortened week until completion of therapy. 

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  The Covington Board of Education approves the Shortened School Day/Week for Student #2120544203 passed with a motion by Ms. April Brockhoff and a second by Ms. Sarah Flerlage.

X. Addendum Agenda
X.1. Strategic Plan 2017-2022 Update
Mr. Alvin Garrison, Superintendent
Rationale

Mr. Alvin Garrison, Superintendent, would like to update the Board with the Covington Independent Public School's 2017-2022 Strategic Plan.

X.2. Personnel Actions
Mr. Eric Neff, Director of Personnel
Rationale

The personnel actions listed on the exhibit have taken place since the board meeting of December 13, 2018.

 

 

X.3. Data Sets ~ 2017-2018
Mr. Bill Grein, Assessment Coordinator
Rationale

Mr. Bill Grein, Assessment Coordinator, will provide non-academic data to assist with analyzing school, district, regional and state data. The data was collected from the School Report Card that is available on the Kentucky Department of Education's website. The following information will be reviewed; demographic data, free and reduced lunch, homeless population, English learners, special education student population, attendance percentage, student teacher ratio, percentage of new teachers in the district, teacher experience by district, teacher turnover by district, and kindergarten readiness.

To access the School Report Card: 

  • www.education.ky.gov
  • scroll to the bottom and select on Open House
  • click Learn More under the School Report Card Section
  • click New Datasets under 2017-2018 Datasets Section

 

 

XI. Report of the Attorney
Ms. Mary Ann Stewart, Board Attorney
XII. Further Discussion and/or announcements by the Board of Education
Mr. Alvin Garrison, Superintendent
XIII. Upcoming Events
Mr. Alvin Garrison, Superintendent
Rationale

Thank you to our Board members for your service to our district. 

January 10 ~ Term 2 Report Cards go home and posted to the portal

January 14 ~ JGC SBDM Meeting @ 4 p.m. 

January 17 ~ Covington Education Foundation (CEF) Monthly Meeting, Central Office @ 4:30 p.m. 

January 18 ~ Month 5 Attendance ends

January 21 ~ Martin Luther King Day, Schools and Offices closed

January 24 ~ Board Meeting at Central Office, 5 p.m. 

January 29 ~ 100th day of school

February 22 - 24 ~ KSBA 2019 Annual Conference, Galt House

March 30 - April 1 ~ NSBA 2019 Annual Conference, Philadelphia 

Athletic Schedules can be found at: http://www.covington.kyschools.us/1/Content2/606

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XIV. Executive Session
Rationale

Pursuant to KRS 61.810 (1) the Board may go into executive session.

XV. Adjournment
Mr. Tom Wherry, Board Chair