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November 4, 2017

Restoration of council is result of school's progress...

LOUISA – Lawrence County High School, by virtue of being a school with proficient test scores and being out of the state’s “assistance” category for three years, will once again have a School Based Decision Making Council.

“We look forward to the reinstatement of the SBDM Council here at LCHS,” said Principal Christy Moore.

Dr. Rob Fletcher and LCHS principal Christy MooreDr. Rob Fletcher and LCHS principal Christy Moore

When the school was experiencing difficulties in years past, the Kentucky Department of Education dissolved its SBDM Council and assisted LCHS through a period of academic recovery. The school’s progress has culminated in the restoration of the typical Commonwealth of Kentucky method of school governance called a school based decision making council.

The council is made up of parent and teacher representatives and is responsible for making decisions on school policy within the greater framework of district policy, making recommendations for hiring for positions at the school, and for approving various school activities within the framework of policy.

So, how far has the school progressed toward returning to SBDM functioning?

“Currently, we have teacher and parent committees set up to begin the election process. We hope to have the members in place by the end of December,” Moore noted.

“Once the new members are elected, we will begin reviewing policies,” she said. “Hopefully everything will be up and running by the end of December.”

Moore said LCHS Youth Services Center Director Anne Preece is organizing the parent election for the school.

Lawrence County Superintendent Dr. Robbie Fletcher was very enthusiastic about the resumption of SBDM processes at LCHS.

"Gaining the right for governance by a SBDMC is an academic victory for Mrs. Moore, students, and staff of Lawrence County High School.  Not only have they achieved the scores necessary for re-instatement, but they have sustained those improvements over time.  My congratulations to ALL involved.  Go Bulldogs!," Fletcher said.

 

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