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April 13, 2018

Lawrence County Board of Education

Regular Meeting @ Blaine

April 16, 2018; 6:00 p.m.

Blaine Elementary School

Blaine, 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. Blaine Elementary Presentations

3.A.1. Conservation Contest Winners

3.A.2. KSBA Banner Recognition

4. COMMUNICATION

4.A. Superintendent’s Update

4.A.1. Legislative Update

4.A.2. USDA Inspection at Blaine Elementary

4.A.3. District Facilities Planning Update

4.A.4. Operation Preparation

4.A.5. KVEC Fire Summit

4.A.6. Blaine Elementary After School Program Update

4.A.7. Potential for Special Board Meeting either April 30 or May 1

4.B. Public Comment

5. STUDENT LEARNING AND SUPPORT SERVICES

5.A. Approve Minutes of the March 19, 2018 Regular Meeting

5.B. Approve Claims and Orders of the Treasurer

5.C. Approve the Monthly Financial Report by 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. Annual e-Stub Subscription (PSST) effective April 15, 2018 to April 14, 2019: $2,703.75

5.D.2.b. Louisa Middle School with Y is for Yearbook for 2018 yearbook: $2,788.61

5.D.2.c. Memorandum of Agreement between Lawrence County High School and Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) for nurse aid training and testing activities; Dr. Webb

5.D.2.d. Memorandum of Agreement between Lawrence County High School and The Jordan Center for clinicals for Medicaid Nurse Aid (MNA) program; Dr. Webb

5.D.3. Requests:

5.D.3.a. Request for creation of Lawrence County Middle School Volleyball Booster Club

5.D.3.b. Fundraisers:

5.D.3.b.1. Lawrence County Middle School Volleyball Booster Club

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

5.D.3.c.3. LCHS, LMS, BES Band

5.D.3.c. Out-of-state school trip request: LCHS After-Prom at Marshall Recreation Center, Huntington, WV; May 5 and 6, 2018; Anne Preece

5.D.3.d. Out-of-state school trip request: LCHS Band to King’s Island Performance in the Park, Mason, Ohio; May 21, 2018; Scott Smith, Band Director (date change from May 18)

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

5.D.4.a. School Activity Fund Reports: February and March

5.D.4.b. SBDM/Advisory Council Minutes (FES, LWES, LCHS, LMS)

5.E. Approve permission to bid paving of the parking lot/bus loading area at Blaine Elementary 5.F. Discuss/Approve creation of LCHS extra-curricular programs (boys and girls archery, boys soccer, boys wrestling, and girls dance recommended for consideration by LCHS SBDM Council)

5.G. Approve Safe and Drug Free Agreement and Crisis Plan License Agreement 2018-2019

5.H. Approve Non-Traditional Instructional Program Application for Returning Schools 2018-2019

5.I. Approve 2018-19 Activating Catalytic Transformation (ACT) Grant Applications with KVEC: Louisa East Elementary, Fallsburg Elementary, and Lawrence County High School

5.J. Approve 2018-2019 Lawrence County Schools District Technology Plan

5.K. Approve permission to bid Special Education Department Services for the 2018-19 School Year: Physical Therapy, Orientation and Mobility, Psychological Services and Speech Services

5.L. Approve permission to bid banking services

5.M. Approve to select and approve contract with Darrell F. Blair, CPA, Wells & Company, PSC, for auditor services for Fiscal Year 2017-18

5.N. Lawrence County School District Finance Corporation

5.N.1. Approve to recess the Regular Board Meeting to convene the Lawrence County School District Finance Corporation

5.N.2. Approve to re-convene the Regular Board Meeting

5.N.3. Approve 2018 Lawrence County School District Finance Corporation Annual Report and filing fee of $15.00

5.O. New Business

6. PERSONNEL

6.A. Approve leave of absence

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

6.C. Approve update to the 2017-18 Salary Schedule from previous board action

6.D. Superintendent Professional Growth and Evaluation System (SPGES): Monthly Update

        Dr. Robbie L. Fletcher, EdD   

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

7. ADJOURNMENT

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Lawrence County School District

Finance Corporation Meeting


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

April 16, 2018

Approximate time: 7:00 p.m.

 

(Held in concert with the Regular Board of Education Meeting)

Blaine Elementary School

Blaine, Kentucky

AGENDA

1. Call to Order

2. Approve minutes of the June 19, 2017 LCS District Finance Corporation Meeting

3. Approve 2018 Lawrence County School District Finance Corporation Annual Report with filing fee of $15.00

4. Adjourn

    

April 13, 2018

Rep. York says the bill 'SUCKS' but not as bad as Bevin's; advises teachers to support override

Sen. Jones tells Lawrence rally that Democrats cannot support the override, wants more budget talks...

Teachers in Lawrence County Kentucky chanted “vote them out” during an after school rally on the Lawrence County High School football field Wednesday.

A LIVELY CROWD GATHERED AT LUKE VANRNEY, JR. STADIUM TO PROTEST CUTS IN EDUCATION BUDGET Photo/ WCHSA LIVELY CROWD GATHERED AT LUKE VANRNEY, JR. STADIUM TO PROTEST CUTS IN EDUCATION BUDGET Photo/ WCHS

 

Local K.E.A. Union Representative Scott Osborn told the crowd of public employees that passed pension reforms and proposed budget cuts in Frankfurt could hurt students in the county like senior Bradley Copley.

LC Teacher President Scott OsbornLC Teacher President Scott Osborn

“I really support education,” Copley said, “I really do. I support it a lot because I want a future.”

Copley only had 25 days left to graduate, but said he still cares because his mom teaches at nearby Fallsburg Elementary.

“She’s down there more than you think,” Copley said, “you say they work eight hours a day. They really don’t. They’re working 12.”

Superintendent Robbie Fletcher said the pension battle is now in the hands of attorneys with attorney general Andy Beshear suing to block the implementation of Senate Bill 151, but net budget cuts are still on the table.


Rep. Jill York said that, although House Bill 200--the budget bill the governor vetoed this week--"sucks" it is "probably the best deal we can hope for right now."Rep. Jill York said that, although House Bill 200--the budget bill the governor vetoed this week--"sucks" it is "probably the best deal we can hope for right now."Also, Representative Jill York said that, although House Bill 200--the budget bill the governor vetoed this week--"sucks" it is "probably the best deal we can hope for right now." She advised supporting an override of this budget bill.

Senator Ray Jones, however, advised against overiding the governor's veto, since he and his party cannot support this budget, "a budget that doesn't go far enough in providing the resources and services our teachers and first responders need to do their jobs." He also stated that State Sen. Ray Jones said "...If you want a war on public education, just follow the roadmap these folks have been following"  referring to current national and state Republican leadership.State Sen. Ray Jones said "...If you want a war on public education, just follow the roadmap these folks have been following" referring to current national and state Republican leadership."everything teachers have worked for in their pensions is going to be taken away. If you want a war on public education, just follow the roadmap these folks have been following" referring to current national and state Republican leadership.

Dr. Fletcher confessed to voting for Governor Bevin, but " I can assure you that won't happen again."

He also went on to share how ambivalent he was about "being told to support a bad budget."

LC Teacher President Scott Osborn addressed the crowd WednesdayLC Teacher President Scott Osborn addressed the crowd Wednesday

 

Lawrence County Teachers President and high school instructor Scott Osborn had this to say: "We are fighting back against a war on public education--and that's what it is. We have a governor who rode to victory on out-of-state funding from his buddies the Koch brothers, ALEC, and other super-wealthy elites. They want to cash in on the charter school craze, which they see as a business opportunity, pure and simple. Therefore, the governor does their bidding. The House budget the governor just vetoed removed all funding for charter schools, and that's the main reason he vetoed."

More quotes from Osborn:

"...What I want Lawrence Countians to realize is that their local school, their local football team, all the public services provided to this community, the very future of this community--all are endangered by the current leadership in Frankfort.

The governor's proposed budget would CLOSE many school systems in 1-3 years, and that includes Lawrence County schools.

"...So I want Lawrence Countians to picture it:

 

*  No more Blaine Elementary School.

*  No more Fallsburg Elementary.

*  No more pre-school.

*  No more Friday night football.

*  No more educational or extra-curricular opportunities for our young people.

 

"...Imagine Lawrence County after its largest employer closes its doors. It would be devastating."

Osborn closes with:

"...That's what we are fighting for--our very existence. The future of our kids. The future of our community. So, if you want to join the fight, contact your legislators--from the Governor to Senator Jones to Representative Carney to Represenative York--all day tomorrow and Saturday! Tell them to do right by small local governments and school districts! And if you can join us at the Capitol tomorrow, you are more than welcome! Join the fight for Lawrence County and small communities across the Commonwealth!"

Contact Rep. York HERE

Contact Senator Jones HERE

Contact Gov. Bevin HERE

 

APRIL 11, 2018

Lawrence County School Registration

               LWES, FES AND BES PRESCHOOL &       KINDERGARTEN/NORTHEAST HEAD START              

REGISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT & GUIDELINES 2018-19

 Registration 660x33Registration 660x33

 

When:  April 20, 2018

When:  9:00 - 1:00

Where:  Lawrence County Community Center        

WHO:

  • Preschool- 3 and 4 year olds with disabilities or developmental delays (please come in for screening including speech concerns)                                                                                                  
  • Preschool- 4 year olds who turn four by August 1st and whose family income is no more than 160% of poverty           
  • Kindergarten- must be 5 years old by August 1st
  • Head Start- All 3 and 4 year old children that meet Federal Income Guidelines

Lawrence County Schools requires that before your child enters school for the first time, you must present:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Shot Record
  • Health Physical
  • Vision Exam
  • Income Verification
  • Dental Screening                                                                                                                                                                     

Registration forms and required school health forms are available at your child’s school.   They will also be distributed the day of registration/screening.

Inquiries should be directed to the following persons:

LWES - Debbie Delong 638-4726                 

FES – Sara Bowen at 826-2351 

BES - Shawn Jennings at 826-3624        

Northeast Head Start- Sharon Sparks at 606-826-0147