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DECEMBER 12, 2017

Lawrence County Schools
Local Planning Meeting Agenda
First Meeting Unofficial Minutes
December 5, 2017
6:00 pm

Lawrence County High School Library Media Center


16 of 20 committee members were present;

Present: Don Martin (KSBA, Presenter), Dr.
Robbie Fletcher, John Pannell, Joe Cecil, Brad West, Don Thompson, Erica Parsons, Thomas Burns, Vernon Hall, Shawn Jennings, Earl Boggs, Stephanie Kirk, Jim See, Brad Derifield, Sara Bowen, Debbie Delong, Marilyn Mullins, Joe Nance (Ross, Sinclaire, and Associates, Fiscal Agent), Lincoln Theinert (RSA)

Absent: Shawna Ratliff, Keith Moore, Steve
Lycans, Laiken Lester

 

Agenda:

I. Welcome and Introductions Don Martin, KSBA

Mr. Martin introduced himself, giving a brief description of his experiences.

II. Part One Orientation

Don Martin, KSBA

Mr. Martin presented the orientation PowerPoint. The presentation included, but not exclusively, the following:

Selection process for the committee

Facilitator’s role

School facilities best practices

Initial information gathering and analysis

Architect’s role

Findings vs. amendments

District facilities plan provisions and format

 

III. Election of Chair

Don Martin, KSBA

Dr. Fletcher made the motion for Mr. Joe Cecil to serve as the Chairperson of the District Facilities Planning Committee.
Mr. Don Thompson seconded the motion. The motion passed by consensus.

IV. Election of Vice-Chair Chairperson

Mr. Cecil made the motion for Mr. Vernon Hall to serve as the Vice-Chair of the District Facilities Planning Committee. Mr. See seconded the motion. The motion passed by consensus.

V. Fiscal data

Joe Nance, RSA

Mr. Nance and Mr. Theinert presented the Plan of Financing for Lawrence County Schools.

VI. Next meeting date/time/location Chairperson

VII. Next meeting topics

A. Orientation 2
B. Facility barriers/needs
C. Architect report

Mr. Martin reviewed the above topics.


VIII. Adjourn

Mr. Brad West made the motion the adjourn. Thomas Burns seconded the motion. The motion passed by consensus.


Lawrence County Schools
Local Planning Committee (LPC) Meeting
First Public Forum

Unofficial Minutes

December 5, 2017

7:15 pm

Lawrence County High School Media Center


Call to Order
Chairperson
Joe Cecil

Chairperson Joe Cecil called the First Public Forum to order.

Announcements
Registration sheet for those attending the forum
“Request to Speak” registration sheet available for those wishing to address the LPC.

LPC member introductions

Public Forum – opportunity for community input into the District Facility Plan development. LPC is here to listen to the community’s suggestions.

Mr. Martin made the announcements above those in attendance.

The LPC’s purpose and process


Don Martin, Facilitator

Mr. Martin presented the purpose and process for the public forum.

Question:

“What facilities/building are needed in Lawrence County to provide the best educational opportunities for all students?”

No one in attendance chose to speak during the public forum.

Adjourn

Chairperson Cecil ended the public forum at 7:39 PM.

 

DECEMBER 11, 2017

Dr. Fletcher congratulates Ms. Kara Ann Pannell, a fifth grader from Louisa East, on her winning the Lawrence County Schools District Spelling Bee.Dr. Fletcher congratulates Ms. Kara Ann Pannell, a fifth grader from Louisa East, on her winning the Lawrence County Schools District Spelling Bee. 

Louisa East Principal Anna Prince and Assistant Principal Ed Dixon with the District Champion.Louisa East Principal Anna Prince and Assistant Principal Ed Dixon with the District Champion.

The school champion and runner-up from Blaine Elementary, Blaine Middle, Fallsburg Elementary, Fallsburg Middle, Louisa East, and Louisa Middle competed in the Lawrence County District Spelling Bee.The school champion and runner-up from Blaine Elementary, Blaine Middle, Fallsburg Elementary, Fallsburg Middle, Louisa East, and Louisa Middle competed in the Lawrence County District Spelling Bee.

 

December 8, 2017

Inez native has been generous to MSU

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Morehead State University’s Board of Regents has honored one of the institution’s most respected graduates by approving the naming of the Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology.

Inez native Elmer Smith was an outstanding left handed pitcher in baseball and an even better pool player.  Inez native Elmer Smith was an outstanding left handed pitcher in baseball and an even better pool player. “Elmer Smith has been an ambassador of higher learning and a loyal supporter of Morehead State University since his days as a student. His support through service, dedication, and financial commitment has been unprecedented,” said MSU President Dr. Jay Morgan.

To date, Smith has donated nearly $4 million to Morehead State University

“Morehead State University and its dedicated faculty provided me with a great education, guidance, and direction to enable me to embark on a successful career in education. I am blessed to be surrounded by a great group of dedicated employees and a supportive family of my wife Margaret, daughter Mia, and son Christian,” said Smith. “Throughout my career, I have chosen to support MSU and Tau Kappa Epsilon, my fraternity, and currently serve as the Chairman of the TKE Education Foundation, raising funds for scholarships, and leadership training for our leaders of tomorrow.”

A native of Martin County and a graduate of MSU with a degree in business education, Smith is a successful professional who has served in numerous positions within the educational field. He currently serves as the President of Interactive College of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, which specializes in computer-based training. In 2003, he was named the outstanding alumni from the college that will bear his name. That same year. Smith and his late wife created the Donna and Elmer Smith Endowment for CIS Chair. He was inducted into the MSU Alumni Association Hall of Fame in 1999. Smith has served on the MSU Foundation Board and was named its Member of the Year in 2001. He received an honorary Doctor of Education degree from MSU in 2011.

Along with Jim and Linda Booth, the building housing the Space Science Center—Smith-Booth Hall—is named for Elmer and Donna Smith.

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The College of Business and Technology includes the School of Business Administration and the School of Engineering and Information Systems. Programs in the College of Business and Technology offer a broad choice of quality academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The college actively engages with a wide variety of regional initiatives that enrich the learning environment while contributing to the community through a network of business centers and institutes.
More information is available by calling MSU’s Office of Alumni Relations and Development at 606-783-2033.