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May 12, 2018

Lawrence County Schools are undergoing quite a few changes in the coming year including of the management of the local Adult Education program, Lawrence co. Supt. Rob Fletcher said.

In addition several teachers who were employed this past year were laid off of their one year contracts although some, if not all, will be called back next school year.

But the Lawrence Co. Adult Education program will be shifted to state run KEDC.

"Our adult education program is one of the best programs in Lawrence County and in our state, in my opinion," Supt. Rob Fletcher said in a prepared statement today.

Here is how Fletcher described the situation in a message to The Lazer:

"...Earlier this year, we were notified that state funding for adult education would be distributed in a different manner. An individual school system of our size cannot receive adult education funding.

Lawrence Co. Adult Ed. director James Ellis will shift from working for the local BOE to doing much the same thing for KEDC, a state agency that oversees several programs.Lawrence Co. Adult Ed. director James Ellis will shift from working for the local BOE to doing much the same thing for KEDC, a state agency that oversees several programs.The funding can only be made available through an educational cooperative (like KEDC or KVEC) or through a consortium of school districts. Since we can no longer receive funding, we had to ask KEDC to include Lawrence County in their grant application. Thankfully, they agreed.

We will still have an adult education program in Lawrence County in the same building, but it will be operated by KEDC.

Technically, Mr. Ellis and his staff will not be employees of the Lawrence County School District. The staff members that meet the requirements of the grant will become employees of KEDC. Since the Lawrence County Board of Education no longer has oversight of the program, we had to cut the positions from our records.

Again, an adult education program will be provided to the people of Lawrence County, but it will be operated by KEDC due to the funding changes from the state level. We are allowing KEDC to use the current facility."

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KEDC provides support and adds value to our member districts through a united spirit of cooperation and innovation. With 67 member districts statewide and over 50 years of service KEDC is Kentucky’s oldest and largest educational cooperative. KEDC exists to provide educational support services for its members. Types of services provided: technology wiring, full collective bidding services, special education support, professional development opportunities for all school employees, adult education services, leadership development, and more.

 

MAY 11, 2018

SUPERINTENDENT'S PERSONNEL ACTION/UPDATE

May 10, 2018

Non-Renewal of Limited Contract

Robert Allen - Math Teacher at Lawrence County High School

Ryan Prince - Math Teacher at Lawrence County High School (1-Year)

Kimberly Spence - Reading and Math Intervention Teacher at Lawrence County High School (1-Year)

Peggy Fisher - FMD Teacher at Lawrence County High School

Elanie Mayberry - Teacher at Louisa East Elementary School (1-Year)

Ginger Robinson - Preschool Teacher at Louisa West Elementary School (1-Year)

 

Non-Renewal of Classified Contracts

James Ellis - Adult Education/Community Education Director

Sara Simpson - Adult Education: Instructor I

Rebecca Adkins - Adult Education: Clerk

Jennifer Eldridge - Instructional Assistant at Lawrence County High School (1-Year)

Jamie Wilks - Preschool Instructional Assistant at Louisa West Elementary School (1-Year)

 

Resignations

Sue Shutzberg - Teacher at Lawrence County High School (effective June 1, 2018)

Melissa Elliott - Family Resource Center Community Liaison for Louisa East Elementary School and Louisa West Elementary School (effective May 31, 2018)

Tena Osborne - Food Service Manager at Blaine Elementary School (effective May 8, 2018)

 

REQUESTS:

Re: Request to the Lawrence County BOE for Abolishment, Changes, and Extensions regarding Positions

 

Request the following positions be abolished effective June 30, 2018:

  • (1) Reading and Math Intervention Teacher at Lawrence County High School (1-Year)
  • (1) Math Teacher at Lawrence County High School (1-Year)
  • (1) Teacher at Fallsburg Elementary School - vacant
  • (1) Teacher at Louisa West Elementary School (1-Year) – vacant
  • (1) Preschool Teacher at Louisa West Elementary School (1-Year)
  • (1) Adult Education/Community Education Director
  • (1) Adult Education: Instructor I
  • (1) Adult Education: Academic Assistant
  • (1) Adult Education: Clerk
  • (1) Preschool Instructional Assistant at Louisa West Elementary School (1-Year)
  • (1) Instructional Assistant at Lawrence County High (1-Year)

Request the following positions be changed effective July 1, 2018:

 

  • From (1) District Resource Teacher (15 maximum extended days) to (1) District Resource Teacher/Gifted and Talented Education Coordinator (15 maximum extended days)
  • From (1) LBD Teacher at Louisa Middle School (1-Year) to (1) LBD Teacher at Louisa Middle School
  • From (1) Itinerant LBD Teacher at Blaine Elementary School and Lawrence County High School to (1) Itinerant LBD Teacher (District-wide)
  • From (1) Preschool Teacher at Louisa West Elementary School (1-Year) to (1) Preschool Teacher at Louisa West Elementary School
  • From (1) Instructional Assistant at Fallsburg Elementary School to (1) Itinerant Instructional Assistant for Hearing Impaired Students with Disabilities (District-wide)
  • From (1) Instructional Assistant at Fallsburg Elementary School (1-Year) to (1) Instructional Assistant at Fallsburg Elementary School

Request the following positions (expiring on June 30, 2018) be extended for a period of one year for the 2018-2019 school year effective July 1, 2018 to expire on June 30, 2019:

 

  • (5) District School Health Nurses/District Special Needs Nurses (1-Year)
  • (1) English Teacher at Lawrence County High School (1-Year)
  • (1) LBD Teacher at Fallsburg Elementary School (1-Year)
  • (2) Teachers at Louisa East Elementary School (1-Year)
  • (2) Teachers at Louisa West Elementary School (1-Year)
  • (1) Preschool Teacher at Louisa West Elementary School (1-Year)
  • (1) Instructional Assistant at Louisa East Elementary School (1-Year)
  • (4) Instructional Assistants at Louisa West Elementary School (1-Year)
  • (1) Instructional Assistant for the District Middle Grades Alternative Education Program (1-Year)

 

 

May 10, 2018

GIVE YOUR CHILD A HEAD START!

Dear Parent or Guardian,

 

➦ Do you have a child ready to join us at Head Start?


The Louisa Head Start center is currently accepting applications from 3 and 4 year old children for the 2018-2019 school year! (Note: If your child will be 3 before August 1, 2018, they are eligible!)

The Head Start program promotes school readiness of children by supporting their mental, social, and emotional development, and providing resources to assist parents, guardians, and family members.

Louisa Head Start provides an intimate, family-style setting to gently ease each child into the structured learning environment awaiting them in the public school system. The center is a nurturing and positive space, with a staff focused on facilitating growth and a love of learning. All children receive health and developmental screenings, nutritious meals, as well as oral health and mental health support. Additionally, parents and families are supported in achieving their own goals, such as housing stability, continued education, and financial security.

 

➦ Set up an appointment to apply!


Walk-in applicants are welcome, but appointments are preferred, if possible.
Please contact Ross Compton at the center (606) 826-0147, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by text at (502) 383-3915 to set up an appointment. (Note: We have a limited number of slots available each school year, so don’t delay - get your application in as soon as possible!)

 

➦ What will you need?


In order to fill out an application, you’ll need the following documents:


*  Birth Certificate (Note: If you don't have a birth certificate, we can help you order one.)
*  Social Security Card
*  Medical or Insurance Card
*  Proof of Income - such as a W2, check stub, or letter from employer (Note: If you do not have income, don't worry - we will help you fill out the proper form.)

 


➦ Have questions? Don’t hesitate to give us a call at (606) 826-0147.


We look forward to meeting your child and family!


Ross Compton, Family Advocate
phone: 606-826-0147 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ~ Louisa Head Start, 305 E. Franklin St, Louisa, KY

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