June 21, 2018
By James Ellis
JUNE REGULAR MEETING
LOUISA — The Lawrence County School Board met Monday evening at the Lawrence County High School library for their regular June meeting.
Superintendent Dr. Robbie Fletcher opened the meeting with a moment of silence for former employee , who passed away recently. Osborne was a custodian at Louisa West Elementary School.
Dr. Jeff Hawkins of Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative then took a few minutes to award Dr. Fletcher the Horizon Leadership Award.
“From the time Lawrence County joined KVEC you have been a lighthouse district for us,” said Hawkins. “In fact, Dr. Fletcher served as our board chairman this past year.”
After Dr. Hawkins presented the award, Dr. Fletcher told the attendees about the conference and micro-credentialing that has been available to teachers through KVEC and shared how the personalized learning process will work for teachers and students in Lawrence County. The process will call for an educator to have a small group of students they “coach” to assist them in achieving academic goals throughout the school year.
Fletcher informed attendees of the upcoming special meeting on June 27 to resolve yearly fiscal issues and to complete the superintendent evaluation for the year.
Principals shared the academic data for the final quarter of the school year and the ensuing discussion focused on meeting goals on different standardized tests – KPREP, MAP, and STAR – and what each means relative to a student’s grade-level appropriate achievement.
The board then focused on addressing agenda items, including the creation of opportunities for Lawrence County teachers to instruct in dual-credit courses (courses that simultaneously award high school credit and college credit hours) and increasing the stipend for such duties from $500 to $2000.
Fletcher and Chairman Heath Preston both spoke about how the increase will be a commitment to enlist and retain high quality instruction from within the teaching ranks to address the area of need.
In other action, the Board adjusted the salary schedule for some coaching positions. The changes included decreasing some stipends while increasing others in order to make them more equitable to reflect the level of duties for assistants.
The next meeting will be June 27 in a special meeting to close out the fiscal year and to conduct the evaluation of the superintendent per policy.
Superintendent’s personnel actions approved by unanimous vote of BOE
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