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May 18, 2018

Lawrence County Board of Education Regular meeting

May 21, 2018; 6:00 p.m.

Lawrence County High School

Louisa, Kentucky

 

AGENDA

1. CALL TO ORDER

Mission:  Every Child College and Career Ready; A Community Involved and Informed

The Pledge to the United States Flag

2. APPROVE AGENDA

3. STUDENT/STAFF PRESENTATIONS/RECOGNITIONS

3.A. Girls Tennis Regional Champions

3.B. Outstanding School and District Volunteers

4. COMMUNICATION

4.A. Superintendent’s Update

4.A.1. LCHS Graduation Ceremony 2018

4.A.2. Appreciation for Local Community Organizations and Colleges/Universities

4.A.3. Baseball and Softball District Tournament at Floyd Central

4.A.4. LCHS Field Trip to HAAS Training Facility in Paintsville

4.A.5. District Facilities Planning Update

4.A.6. KASS Board of Directors Meeting; Resignation of Executive Director

4.A.7. Superintendent's End of Term as Board Chair of KVEC

4.A.8. Superintendent’s Beginning of Term as a Member of the KEDC Executive Committee

4.B. Public Comment

5. STUDENT LEARNING AND SUPPORT SERVICES

5.A. Approve Minutes of the April 16, 2018 Regular Meeting

5.B. Approve Claims and Orders of the Treasurer

5.C. Approve the Monthly Financial Report: Finance Officer Brandi VanHoose

5.C.1. Bank Reconciliation Report

5.C.2. MUNIS Balance Sheet and Monthly Financial Report

5.C.3. Finance Update

CONSENT AGENDA

5.D. Approve Consent Agenda items:

5.D.1. Per diem and expenses for members present

5.D.2. Contracts & Services:

5.D.2.a. Superior Office Service Equipment Lease Agreement for Canon Copiers with Lawrence County Board of Education: (1 each) ADV5560i, (2 each) ADV4535I per quote; 60 months; June 3, 2018 to June 2, 2023; @ $355.10 a month

5.D.3. Requests:

5.D.3.a. Fundraisers:

5.D.3.a.1. Louisa Middle School

5.D.3.a.2. Lawrence County High School

5.D.3.b. Requests for Assistance:

5.D.3.b.1. Assistance with purchase of mats for high school cheerleading: $2,000

5.D.3.b.2. Assistance with purchase of uniforms/equipment for newly created high school sports: $5,000

5.D.4. For Review/FYI: (no action required)

5.D.4.a. School Activity Fund Reports (all schools): April

5.D.4.b. 2018-2019 School Activity Fund Principal’s Combined Budget (all schools)

5.D.4.c. SBDM/Advisory Council Minutes (BES, LWES)

5.D.4.d. Third KETS Offer of Assistance to be matched equally: $11,114

5.D.4.e. KISTA Bus Payments per board member request

5.E. Approve to amend 2017-2018 School Calendar

5.F. Approve 2018-2019 Tentative Budget for Lawrence County Schools

5.G. New Business

6. PERSONNEL

6.A. Approve Updated Lawrence County Schools Certified Evaluation Plan

6.B. Approve to appoint one (1) Certified Evaluation Appeal Panel Member and one (1) Certified Evaluation Appeal Panel Alternate Member to serve a two (2) year term effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020

6.C. Approve updates to Lawrence County Schools 2017-2018 Salary Schedule from previous board action

6.D. Approve creation, abolishment, and/or changes regarding positions

6.E. Approve Lawrence County Schools 2018-2019 Salary Schedule

6.F. Approve 2018-2019 Athletic Extra Duty Payroll Calendar

6.G. Approve to hire up to 100 emergency substitutes for the 2018-2019 school year

6.H. Superintendent Professional Growth and Evaluation System (SPGES)

6.H.1. Schedule a Capstone Presentation for Superintendent Evaluation

6.I. Approve to acknowledge receipt of Superintendent's Personnel Action/Update

7. ADJOURNMENT

 

May 15, 2018

LCHS student Victoria Clevenger to receive $250 STEM scholarship

 

ASHLAND, Ky., May 15, 2018 – The Kentucky Chapter of the Women’s International Network of Utility Professionals (WiNUP) has selected two high school seniors to receive its inaugural STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) college scholarship.

Madison Tackett of Mouthcard, Kentucky, a graduating senior at Shelby Valley High School in Pikeville, is the recipient of a $500 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) scholarship. Victoria Clevenger of Louisa, Kentucky, a graduating senior at Lawrence County High School in Louisa, is the recipient of a $250 STEM scholarship.

Clevenger will receive her scholarship during an awards ceremony at the Lawrence County High School at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Tackett will receive hers during a senior celebration breakfast at 9 a.m. at Shelby Valley High School on June 8.

LCHS senior Victoria Clevenger, left, was the winner of a $250 scholarship given by Ky. Power employees organization.LCHS senior Victoria Clevenger, left, was the winner of a $250 scholarship given by Ky. Power employees organization.“We are excited to give these scholarships to two exceptional young women like Madison and Victoria to help them further their college careers,” said Vanessa Phillips, president of the Kentucky Chapter of WiNUP. “Our organization supports women in the utility industry through professional development, networking and mentoring. We started these scholarships to offer support to young women in eastern Kentucky who are just starting their careers.”

The Women’s International Network of Utility Professionals was founded in 1923 as the Electrical Women’s Round Table by women for women. WiNUP members come from varying utilities (including investor-owned, municipal, natural gas, electric cooperatives and others) and perform all types of jobs within the utility industry.

In Kentucky, WiNUP members are employees of Kentucky Power or American Electric Power. The organization provides a link for developing and recognizing professionals involved with utility business trends, issues, products and services. Its objectives are to provide opportunities for professional development, networking and mentoring, and recognition and visibility for members and business partners. Read more about WiNUP here: https://www.winup.org/.

 

May 15, 2018

Interested high school juniors and seniors can sign up for new program training them for Social work positions

Kentucky Press News Service

FRANKFORT – The state of Ky. has established an innovative new registered apprenticeship pilot program aimed at strengthening social services careers throughout Kentucky.

The pilot program began earlier this year as a co-op for high school students interested in social services careers. Curriculum will require a minimum of 144 classroom and 2,000 to 3,000 on-the-job training hours per year and will include opportunities within DCBS offices in Frankfort and across the state.The pilot program began earlier this year as a co-op for high school students interested in social services careers. Curriculum will require a minimum of 144 classroom and 2,000 to 3,000 on-the-job training hours per year and will include opportunities within DCBS offices in Frankfort and across the state.

Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey, Health and Family Services Acting Secretary Scott Brinkman and several other officials joined Gov. Matt Bevin Tuesday to launch the program, which will provide increased opportunities for individuals pursuing a social services career in state government, according to a state news release.

One of the first of its kind in the country, the initiative will offer paid apprenticeship opportunities in local Protection and Permanency and Family Support offices within DCBS, part of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS).

The program will offer apprenticeships to young adults who are interested in pursuing a career in social services but may not have the opportunity to go to college, have never considered secondary education, or are impacted by generational poverty.

The pilot program began earlier this year as a co-op for high school students interested in social services careers. Curriculum will require a minimum of 144 classroom and 2,000 to 3,000 on-the-job training hours per year and will include opportunities within DCBS offices in Frankfort and across the state.

DCBS Commissioner Adria Johnson said the apprenticeship program is an innovative way to equip students with the tools they need to begin social services careers.

Johnson said the apprenticeship program will help DCBS to train and retain social services staff by removing the barriers to education and training that some applicants may face. She said the program will ensure high standards for new employees who work directly with families.

“When P-12 education works together with postsecondary education and business, or in this case state government, we can pave the pathway for student’s to have successful careers after high school,” Interim Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis said. “Through the TRACK program, students get a head start on college by taking dual credit courses while still in high school; they gain on-the-job work experience that will make them more valuable in the workplace and provide employers with qualified workers; and they can earn a paycheck that can support additional education and training. This opportunity is a win for everyone involved.”

The unique partnership between the TRACK program and the state allows students interested in a social services career to gain experience while they are obtaining their formal education and enables DCBS to train the workforce of tomorrow while providing opportunities to current students.

As the demand for skilled public employees increases, the Personnel Cabinet is looking to apprenticeships to create a pipeline for entry-level workers in a variety of areas, and the model used by DCBS can be replicated across state government agencies.

Dr. Robert Lerman, an Institution Fellow at the Urban Institute, professor of economics at American University, and one of the nation’s leading experts on apprenticeships, has long advocated for increased public investment into the apprenticeship model and praised the announcement.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, for every dollar spent on apprenticeships, employers gain $1.47 in return through increased productivity, reduced waste, and greater front-line innovation.

“Simply put, apprenticeships within state government have the potential to bring important long-term cost savings to Kentucky taxpayers,” Ramsey said in the release. “Apprenticing social services positions at the DCBS is only the beginning for implementing this training model in other agencies. Today’s announcement is a huge victory for children and families across the Commonwealth.”

Interested Kentucky high school juniors and seniors can contact their guidance counselors to the begin the process of applying for Fall 2018 semester apprenticeships.

 

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