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January 22, 2018

FLETCHER SAYS 'LAWRENCE COUNTY IS PLACE FOR ME'

Preston Re-elected Chair; MSU Volunteer Partnership Recognized... 

3 golf coaches hired for LMS

LOUISA – January is Board of Education Recognition month and it could not have been timed better for the re-scheduled meeting of the Lawrence County Board of Education regular meeting on Thursday at Lawrence County High School.

The veteran members unanimously approved D. Heath Preston to continue as the chairman of the board as he has in recent years and Garnett Scaggs as vice-chair.  Members of the board – Preston, Skaggs, Maddlene Roberts, Jim See, and Barbara Robinson – were recognized for their service to the citizens and students of Lawrence County.

Dr. Fletcher, Chairman Preston and Vice-Chair Skaggs are shown in a Lazer file photoDr. Fletcher, Chairman Preston and Vice-Chair Skaggs are shown in a Lazer file photoPreston has served six years, Skaggs for nine years on the board, Roberts for ten years, See for 12 years, and Robinson for 22.

The board accepted a donation from and recognized a partnership with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) from Morehead State University in order to provide professional development in health and curricular materials for grades 3-8 in the amounts of $4,535.87 for materials and a value of $7,000 for the professional development. Teresa Judd and Justin Slone of RSVP at MSU were in attendance and spoke about the partnership with LC being the first of its kind with the program.

 

Teresa Judd and Justin Slone of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) from Morehead State University presented donations to LC schools in order to provide professional development in health and curricular materials for grades 3-8 in the amounts of $4,535.87 for materials and a value of $7,000 for the professional development.Teresa Judd and Justin Slone of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) from Morehead State University presented donations to LC schools in order to provide professional development in health and curricular materials for grades 3-8 in the amounts of $4,535.87 for materials and a value of $7,000 for the professional development.

The district calendar was updated with the final date of attendance as of the meeting reflected as May 15 pending any other official school closings.

Superintendent Dr. Robbie Fletcher informed the board and attendees of progress on the district facilities plan, a scheduled SIG distance monitoring visit, planned attendance at the Kentucky School Boards Association Annual Conference March 2-4, and an outlook of the governor's budget proposal, which includes massive cuts in education.

Additionally, Fletcher's employment contract as superintendent was renewed by unanimous vote. Fletcher was last listed as making $108,000 per year plus expenses.

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"I can honestly say that coming to Lawrence County to be superintendent has been the best professional decision I ever made. The way the students and people of Lawrence County have embraced me and my family has made me a Lawrence Countian and it has been an honor to serve here," Fletcher state.

Chairman Preston noted Fletcher's service and the progress made over the first term as superintendent and pointed out that he declined any raise that would not also be given to teachers.

"He made it clear that if teachers weren't getting raises at this point then he shouldn't. He will be treated in line with them and will get a raise if they do," said Preston.

The next regular scheduled meeting is set for February 19 at LCHS in the library at 6 p.m.

See Agenda Item HERE. All were approved with unanimous vote.

 

Superintendent’s Personnel Action/Update

January 18, 2018

 

Hiring

Phillip K. Carter - Instructional Assistant at Middle Grades Alternative Education Program (1-Year)

Kristyn Dotson - Full-Time Bus Monitor

Substitute Teacher

Melissa Dotson

Substitute Instructional Assistant

James Pauley-Barker

Void Contract

Melissa Dotson - Teacher at Louisa East Elementary School

Resignations

Sharon Pack - Teacher at Lawrence County High School (effective February 1, 2018)

Misty Meade - Cook/Baker (7hrs/day) at Lawrence County High Schools

Linda Wagner - Bus Driver

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January 18, 2018

Re: Request to the Lawrence County Board of Education for Creation regarding Extra Duty Service Pay

Request the following Extra Duty Service Pay be created effective January 19, 2018:

  • (1) Golf Head Coach Boys Middle Grades ($1200 Extra Duty Service Pay)
  • (1) Golf Head Coach Girls Middle Grades ($1200 Extra Duty Service Pay)
  • (1) Golf Assistant Coach Middle Grades ($600 Extra Duty Service Pay)

 

 

Comments  

+5 #2 The Realist 2018-01-23 14:46
How can this board renew a contract for a superintendent that has not fulfilled the obligations of the previous one? He is still residing in Martin County. He does not live in Lawrence County.
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+5 #1 Lol 2018-01-22 20:31
Fletcher declined a raise? Heck I would to if so made $108,000.00 a year. Did he ever move to Lawrence County? If his house in Martin County is still for sale, he’s not moving. I could price my high enough to where it wouldn’t sell either if I really didn’t want to move. Think about it. He putting one over on Lawrence County.
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