Elizabethtown Independent
May 20, 2019 6:00 PM
Elizabethtown Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. CALL TO ORDER
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The May 20, 2019 Regular Board Meeting is Called to Order.

2. Pledge of Allegiance
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"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."

3. CONSIDERATION OF APPROVAL OF BOARD MEETING AGENDA
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Pursuant to EIS Board Policy 01.45 Board Meeting Agenda, as part of the official agenda for each regular board meeting, the Superintendent shall prepare a consent agenda of routine business items.  Prior to the approval of the agenda the members of the board may request to "pull" any item from the consent agenda and place the item on the action agenda for further discussion and review.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:   passed with a motion by Mr. Matt Wyatt and a second by Mrs. Kimbley Iman.

4. RECOGNITION OF GUESTS AND SPECIAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
4.1. Students of the Month
4.1.1. Elizabethtown High School Jeremiah Vea
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The EHS student of the month for May is Jeremiah Vea.  Jeremiah is a senior at EHS who always has a smile on his face which I’m sure is not always easy as he is the youngest of 13 children in his family.  Jeremiah has participated in football all four years of high school and was named a team captain this past season.  He is also a member of the track and field team where he competes in the four by one, four by two, and the long jump.  It has truly been an honor and pleasure to see Jeremiah mature and grow as a young adult.  After graduation, Jeremiah plans to enlist in the Marines.    

Here are some comments from his teachers:

Mrs. Dodson (English Teacher):  Jeremiah is a joyful, fun-loving young man.  I always enjoy his effort and sense of humor in class.

Mrs. Housh:  Jeremiah is a very kind young man that is willing to help out in any way he can.  He is energetic when it comes to school spirit and supports all sports. Jeremiah is also a very positive role model to his peers and underclassmen. He has been a peer tutor to some and a big brother to others.  It has been a pleasure to have gotten to know him over the years.


EHS is proud to recognize Jeremiah Vea as the May Student of the Month.

4.1.2. T.K. Stone Middle School Makayla Hughes
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Makayla is an 8th grader at TKS. She is an “A/B” student and very active in extracurricular activities.
She plays as an outfielder on the EHS softball team, and is a member of student council, Beta, and KYA.
Makayla also serves as a student ambassador for new students and assists in Mr. Alvey’s special needs
class. She helps his students with one on one tutoring.
Perry
Makayla is a perfect example of Panther Pride in action!!  Everyone looks forward to see her school spirit
and pride in what she wears for "Homecoming Week”, Beta week etc.  She is an ambassador to welcome
the elementary students to T.K. are some examples of her school pride.

Alvey
Makayla is a leader in the classroom and with her peers. In peer tutoring, she is just as effective as the
teacher, working with students and encouraging them to learn more and challenge themselves. The
students truly respond to hear and want to do their best when working with her.

Pearman
Makayla is a student who consistently shows respect to adults and peers alike.  Her positive attitude
generates an atmosphere of care; her diligence with her studies demonstrates her maturity.  She's a well-
rounded young lady who will be of great benefit to any community in which she chooses to reside.
Congratulations on this honor, Makayla.

Johnson
Makayla is a wonderful example of a student leader. She is kind, a hard worker, and extremely talented
academically. She is a joy every day, and she lights up every room she is in! She will be brilliant in any
field she chooses, and I look forward to watching her grow! Congrats Makayla! 
Makayla is looking forward to attending EHS next year to get away from the 6th and 7th graders (run around and act crazy). Upon graduation, Makayla wants to possibly pursue politics or law but hasn’t decided what university she wants to attend. Congratulations to Makayla Hughes our May Student of the Month.

4.1.3. Helmwood Heights Elementary School Reagan Highbaugh
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Reagan is a third grade student in Ms. Stinson’s class.  She is the daughter of Tasha and Tony Highbaugh.  Reagan has a little sister named Ryann who attends Panther Academy as a kindergartner.


It is with great pleasure that I get to spotlight Reagan Highbaugh as Helmwood Heights’ Student of the Month. Reagan embodies all the characteristics of a student who upholds Elizabethtown’s  tradition of excellence.  She excels academically in all areas and always gives 110%.  Her enthusiasm for learning is contagious as she inspires her classmates to always give their best as she does every day.  


Her efforts on our recent KPREP test is just another example of her above and beyond behavior as she utilized the entire allotted time to double check her answers and to add details to her short answer responses.  Upon completion of our KPREP testing Reagan even commented on how much she enjoyed it.  She is that kind of student--one that truly enjoys learning!


Reagan exemplifies what it means to be a role model student. She is always listening, following classroom rules and procedures, and is first to offer help to anyone who may need it--even her teacher. I can always count on Reagan to participate in class discussions and to ask thought-provoking questions that pushes all of us to think more deeply.


Besides being a phenomenal student at Helmwood, Reagan is also a talented and passionate athlete.  She plays softball for two teams.  She is a player for a recreational team called the Gummy Bears and also plays for a travel team called Impact.  Her love for the game is palpable as she is eager to share the results of her games.


Above all of these wonderful attributes--Reagan is kind and compassionate.  She is a true friend to all and will speak up for students who are not confident to speak up for themselves.  On many occasions Reagan has shown kindness to her fellow classmates either by helping them with a difficult assignment or by offering a shoulder to lean on if someone is having a bad day.  


Reagan is truly deserving of this special recognition and her classmates and teacher are extremely proud of her.  


4.1.4. Morningside Elementary School Rea Daugherty
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It is Morningside Elementary’s honor to recognize Rea Daugherty
as Student of the Month for April 2019. Rea is in Mrs. Line’s fifth
grade class, but is well-loved and admired by all of her fifth grade
teachers.
Rea is a wonderful student to highlight because of the way that she
carries herself, cares for her classmates, and her work ethic in and
out of the classroom. She is very deserving of this award. She
comes to school with a smile on her face ready to get to work each
and every day. She always puts forth her best effort and is without
a doubt polite and respectful to teachers, other adults, and fellow
students.
Rea is a very kind and helpful friend to her classmates. She is
always willing to help others succeed in the classroom by offering
her guidance. Her kind and patient demeanor helps set the tone in
her class for learning.
Rea is well rounded in many areas. According to her Mrs. Key,
Rea is an excellent student in reading class. She always puts forth
her best effort and is a wonderful role model for the other students.
The best quality of Rea is that she is very well balanced and
maintains a calm demeanor despite any adverse circumstances.
She truly is a joy to have in class! According to Ms. Rowland, Rea
consistently strives to excel in social studies. She has a positive
attitude every day and is an absolute pleasure to have in class.
According to Ms. Shaw, Rea is a model for student work ethic,
attitude, and behavior for all of her classmates. Finally, Mrs. Line
is so thankful to have Rea in her homeroom. She constantly strives
to persevere and do her best in class.  She is an excellent writer and
displays hard work and determination daily.  Seeing her achieve goals and
be so successful brings joy to each and every day in class.
Rea has a kind heart, an eagerness to learn, and the persistence to always produce her best
work.  We are proud to call her a Morningside Panther.  It is with
great pleasure to present Rea Daugherty with this award.

 

 

 


4.1.5. Panther Academy Maddie Holly
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Maddie has made tremendous strides in preschool this year, she’s a very bright and always eager to learn.  Maddie will be an outstanding kindergarten student.  I am very proud of how much she has learned this year.  She has mastered identifying all of the letters in the alphabet (both upper and lower case) as well as the sounds that each letter makes.  
Maddie’s kindness and compassion for others is well beyond her age. Maddie is always there to help children who may need a little extra help or encouragement.  If a child is having difficulty walking with the class, Maddie will gently hold their hand and walk with them.

Maddie always comes into the classroom eager to learn, and with a smile on her face.

4.2. Governor's Scholars
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The 2019 Governor's Scholars from Elizabethtown High School:

Aidan Aldridge

Ann Bell

Kaitlyn Brandenburg

Megan Flynn

Carson Foy

Jenson Harner

Bryan Herringshaw

Esha Khan

Heather Mooney

Mary Kate Wheatley

4.3. Governor's School for the Arts
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The 2019 Governor's School for the Arts:

Esha Khan

Fiza Haider

 

4.4. Governor's School for Entrepreneurs
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The 2019 Governor's School for Entrepreneurs:

Kaitlyn Brandenburg

Ethan Jackson

Esha Khan

Rabia Nasir

4.5. Gatton Academy of Math and Science at Western Kentucky University
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Acceptance to Gatton Academy of Math and Science at Western Kentucky University:

Reid Lunsford

Jazmine Moore

 

 

4.6. Craft Academy for Excellence in Science at Morehead State University
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Acceptance to Craft Academy for Excellence in Science at Morehead State University:

Sam McAnally

5. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  APPROVE CONSENT ITEMS AS PRESENTED passed with a motion by Mr. Matt Wyatt and a second by Mrs. Kimbley Iman.

5.1. Acknowledge receipt of SBDM Written Reports
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Attached are the SBDM Written Reports for April from Elizabethtown High School, T.K. Stone Middle School, Helmwood Heights Elementary School, Morningside Elementary School and Panther Academy for your Review.

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5.2. Approve Direct and Indirect Costs Rates
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The Kentucky Department of Education Calculates the District Indirect Cost Rates to be used by the Elizabethtown Independent School System to use when charging indirect costs to School Food Service Program and Federal Grant Awards.  The rates calculated for use beginning July 1, 2019 are Non-Restricted Rate of 16.58 and Restricted Rate of 2.25.

5.3. To Release Committed funds as allowed by GASB 54, held for future construction.
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Funds in the amount of $800,000 has been committed by the Elizabethtown Board of Education for future construction.  BG-1 18-391 for the Softball complex has been approved by the KDE and $350,000 of these committed funds are needed to offset the cost of the construction.

5.4. Approve General Liability, Property, Business Auto, Umbrella and Workers Comp- KEMI
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Ms. Denise Morgan, Director of Finance, is recommending approving the renewal of our General Liability, Property, Auto and Umbrella with Liberty Mutual for $136,917.00 and our Workers Compensation for $49,775.41 annually for a total premium of $186,692.41.

Attached is a premium comparison for review.

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5.5. Approve Changes to Certified Evaluation Plan
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Ms. Michelle Motley, Personnel Director in consultation with the 50/50 committee has recommended the attached changes to the Certified Evaluation Plan for Elizabethtown Independent School District. 

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5.6. Approve EIS Code of Acceptable Behavior and Discipline
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Mr. Steve Smallwood, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services in consult with our Code of Conduct Committee has recommended the enclosed highlighted changes to the EIS Code of Acceptable Behavior and Discipline.

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5.7. Approve Hardship Application for Early Graduation
5.7.1. Approve Hardship Application for Early Graduation Student A
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Board Policy 98.1132 states: "Students who experience extreme health or economic hardship may apply for assistance with graduation requirements for hardship reasons."

Attached is a letter and Hardship Graduation Application requesting approval for early graduation.

this Student has met all of the requirement for early graduation.


5.7.2. Approve Hardship Application for Early Graduation Student B
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Board Policy 98.1132 states: "Students who experience extreme health or economic hardship may apply for assistance with graduation requirements for hardship reasons."

Attached is a letter and Hardship Graduation Application requesting approval for early graduation.

this Student has met all of the requirement for early graduation.


5.8. Approve Memorandum of Agreement for FRYSC for revised funding
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Approve Memorandum of Agreement for FRYSC for the 2018-19 school year for increase of $2,610 for a total allocation of $166,860.00

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5.9. Approve the Treasurer's Monthly Financial Report and Payment of Bills and Claims (those Paid Since Last Meeting for April, 2019 and from Special Accounts)
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Consideration of Approval of the Treasurer's Monthly Financial Report and Payment of Bills and Claims (those Paid since last meeting).  Attached are the Treasurer's Monthly Financial Report (overview), Balance Sheet, Monthly Report, Cash Flow, Reconciliation Register, Vendor List (checks# 59425-59579)

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5.10. Acknowledge Receipt of Superintendents Personnel Report
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5.11. Approve Job Description for Employment Specialist for Special Education Program
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Atttached is the Job Description for Employment Specialist for the Special Education Program for your Review/Approval.

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5.12. Approve Job Description for EHS Band Designer
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Attached is the job description for EHS Band Designer to be paid by the Band Boosters for you review and approval.

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6. ACTION ITEMS
6.1. Approve Tentative Budget and Corresponding Salary Schedules for the 2019-2020 School year
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Attached is the 2019-2020 Tentative Budget for you review/approval.

Mr. Ballard is requesting a 1% cost of living raise for all EIS employees as well as an increase to the Substitute Teachers Salary Schedule.  There are sufficient funds available to add a 1% raise in addition to the step increase.

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Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Approve the Tentative Budget and Corresponding Salary Schedules for the 2019-2020 School Year. passed with a motion by Mr. Matt Wyatt and a second by Mrs. Kimbley Iman.

7. CONSTRUCTION UPDATES
8. INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS
8.1. Student Achievement Gap Presentation -T.K. Stone Middle School
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8.2. Student Achievement Gap Presentation - EHS
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9. NEW BUSINESS
10. EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING SPECIFIC MATTERS AS OUTLINED IN KRS 61.810 (IF NEEDED)
11. ADJOURNMENT
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to adjourn passed with a motion by Mrs. Kimbley Iman and a second by Mr. Matt Wyatt.