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June 19, 2018

Technology Provides A Different Look for the Lawrence County Board of Education July Meeting

This is report on the July meeting as a press release from the BOE.

The Lawrence County Board of Education’s Regular Monthly Meeting had a different look on Monday night. Mrs. Garnett Skaggs, Mrs. Maddlene Roberts, Mrs. Barbara Robinson, and Mr. Jim See were in attendance, and for the first time since permitted by law, one of the Board members, Mr. Heath Preston, joined via video conference. As required, the audience could see and hear Mr. Preston through the use of a Google video-conferencing application while he provided input and/or voted on each agenda ite


After approving Vice-Chair Mrs. Garnett Skaggs to conduct the meeting, the Board listened as Dr. Robbie Fletcher provided information on the upcoming personalized learning opportunities for teachers, summer trainings for principals, progress on KDE’s review of the district facilities plan, and the opening of the new school year.

The meeting continued with the Board approving the consent agenda, accepting the Steele-Reese Grant ($10,000) for Blaine Elementary, and reviewing the new vision statement.

Lawrence County Schools

“ALL IN” for building relationships to personalize learning that inspires, challenges, and equips students to dream, to persist, and to succeed.

According to Dr. Fletcher, the vision statement was developed with input from several stakeholders and with the word “relationships” serving as the foundation for the vision statement. Dr. Fletcher emphasized that successful school districts must have strong relationships with its students, parents, and community members.

Also, in order to compensate for the cuts to preschool funding in the 2018-2019 state budget, the Board approved to apply jointly with Trinity Christian Academy for the 2018-19 Kentucky Department of Education Preschool Partnership Grant. As reported by Preschool Director Rhonda Colvin, this was the best option for restoring the preschool classroom that was lost at Louisa West due to the funding cuts. Unfortunately, the grant will not be awarded until September by KDE and tuition preschool students cannot be accepted unless Lawrence County and Trinity Christian Academy receives the funding through the grant.

The meeting concluded with the Board approving the 2018-2019 Employee, Substitute Teacher, Coaches, and Student Handbooks and with the Board providing the yearly superintendent evaluation orientation. The Board of Education members did not take action on the next steps in the nickel tax process, but the Board will be setting a special meeting in the near future. According to Dr. Fletcher, as a result of petition to recall the nickel tax, the Board must determine if the nickel tax will be placed on the November ballot or if the original approval of the nickel tax will be overturned.


All IN,

Robbie L. Fletcher, EdD
Superintendent, Lawrence County Schools

 

 

July 17, 2018

Preston not able to attend in person;

BOE USES TELECONFERENCING FOR FIRST TIME

In what Lawrence Co. Supt. Robbie Fletcher called a forerunner to the future, the BOE used teleconferencing for the first time ever at last night's meeting.

In addition to the regular items on the agenda, including listing of teachers and other personnel for the upcoming school year, the LCBOE tested the new form of meeting when a member cannot attend in person.

Here's how Fletcher explained it this morning:

"...In the past, state law did not allow for a Board member to attend through video conferencing avenues (such as Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.).   Each Board member had to be physically in the meeting in order to vote," Fletcher said. "Now, a Board member can attend as long as those in attendance can clearly see and hear the Board member through the video conference."  

"...Last night, Mr. (Chairman Heath) Preston was able to participate in the discussions and to vote on each action even though he was unable to attend physically," Fletcher continued. "Our technology coordinator, Mr. Thomas Burns, did a great job establishing the internet connection and arranging the proper hardware." 

"...Also, Mrs. Betty Mullins, our Board secretary, worked very hard to get the Board book/information ready a day early to allow Mr. Preston to prepare for the meeting.  Even though the planning has some added steps for a teleconference, we will utilize this process again, if necessary."

To see an agenda of the meeting CLICK HERE

 

This is a list of personnel assignment for the upcoming School Year

 

Superintendent’s Personnel Action/Update

July 16, 2018

Hiring

Shelby Preston - Teacher at Louisa East Elementary School

Jessica Tackett - Family Resource Coordinator/School Home Community Liaison at Louisa East Elementary School and Louisa West Elementary School

Change of Position

Maggie McClanahan - From Food Service Manager at Lawrence County High School to Cook/Baker (7 hrs/day) at Lawrence County High School

Sydney Maynard - From Cook/Baker (7 hrs/day) to Food Service Manager at Lawrence County High School

Resignations

Rick Grim - Teacher at Lawrence County High School

Cheri Arnett - Itinerant LBD Teacher

Curtis Marcum - Occupational Therapist

Kristi Parks - Instructional Assistant at Lawrence County Middle Grades Alternative Education Program

Tina Muncy - Full-Time Bus Monitor

 

JULY 16, 2018

POSITION AND PAY CHANGES

Re: Request to the Lawrence County Board of Education for Changes regarding Position and Extra Duty Service

Request the following position be changed effective July 17, 2018:

  • From (1) District School Health Nurse/District School Health Coordinator (Pay Scale G; 185 days; 8 hrs/day) to (1) District School Health Nurse/District School Health Coordinator (Pay Scale G; 185 days; 8 hrs/day; 15 extended days)

Request the following Extra Duty Service Pay be changed effective July 17, 2018:

  • From (2) Football Coordinators ($3000 Extra Duty Service Pay) to (1) Football Coordinator ($3000 Extra Duty Service Pay)
  • From (2) Football Assistant Coaches ($2000 Extra Duty Service Pay) to (4) Football Assistant Coaches ($2000 Extra Duty Service Pay)
  • From (2) Football JV Coaches ($600 Extra Duty Service Pay) to (0) Football JV Coaches ($600 Extra Duty Service Pay)

 

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