Lawrence County Board of Education
ALL IN for building relationships to personalize learning that inspires, challenges, and equips each student to dream, to persist, and to succeed!
Inspire to Dream – Challenge to Persist – Equip to Succeed
WITH KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT FOR PUBLIC HEALTH social distancing/mask protocols
November 15, 2021; 6:00 p.m.
Lawrence County High School
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1. CALL TO ORDER
Mission and Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag
2. APPROVE AGENDA
3. STUDENT/STAFF PRESENTATIONS/RECOGNITIONS
4.A. Superintendent’s Update
4.A.1. School Funding Task Force concluded our work with 9 recommendations.
4.A.2. Superintendent Fletcher made one additional recommendation to the task force related to teacher salary.
4.A.3. Superintendent Advisory Council and Legislative Superintendent Advisory Council meetings are set for November.
4.A.4. Various local leaders have begun the bicentennial celebrations for Louisa.
4.A.5. KSBA and KASS conferences are scheduled for the first weekend of December.
4.A.6. COVID numbers are declining; vaccinations are available for students (5-11 year olds).
4.A.7. Dr. Fletcher will provide a “tentative” COVID plan as it relates to optional masking.
4.A.8. Governor Beshear’s visit to LCHS was a huge success.
4.B. Public Comment
5. STUDENT LEARNING AND SUPPORT SERVICES
5.A. Approve Minutes of the October 18, 2021 Regular Meeting
5.B. Approve Claims and Orders of the Treasurer
5.C. Approve the Monthly Financial Report: 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
5.D. CONSENT AGENDA
Approve Consent Agenda items:
5.D.1. Per diem and expenses for board members in attendance and approval of training/travel expenses to the annual KSBA Winter Symposium, December 2021, and training per diem as allowed for KRS-mandated training during the conference
5.D.2. Contracts & Services:
5.D.2.a. Credit application by Lawrence County Schools for Jolly Farmer for purchase of greenhouse supplies
5.D.2.b. Credit application by Lawrence County Schools for BFG Supply Company for purchase of greenhouse supplies
5.D.2.c. Amendment to American Fidelity (d.b.a. AFPlanServ) 403(b) Plan Document to incorporate required and optional changes for the hardship distribution and waiver of minimum required distributions
5.D.2.d. Travel Agreement between FDV Global LLC /Fairytales Unlimited Travel of Charleston, WV, and Lawrence County High School for bookings and common carrier travel to Universal Studios Orlando, Florida (senior trip)
5.D.2.e. NFHS Network School Broadcast Program Agreement with Lawrence County High School; term of five complete school years beginning August 1, 2022; Cost: $0
5.D.2.f. Agreement with Orkin for services at Lawrence County High School
5.D.2.g. ISAFE Enterprises, LLC Services Renewal: $3,600
5.D.3.a. Fundraisers: LCHS, LMS
5.D.3.b. Out-of-State Trip Request: LCHS Softball Spring Break training in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; April 2 to April 9, 2022; Coach Kenny Horn
5.D.3.c. Out-of-State Trip Request and request to use a common carrier/charter bus with rationale and insurance provided: LCHS Senior Trip to Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida; April 27 to May 2, 2022; Pam Puryear and Jennifer Dheel
5.D.3.d. Use of Facilities: Request by Fallsburg Fire Department/Chris Jobe to use Fallsburg Elementary School for training on November 13, 2021; liability insurance provided
5.D.3.e. Request for Assistance: Approve a budget of $5,000 for the LCHS Golf Team for starter club sets and a simulator for practice; LCHS Golf Coach Ryan Sammons
5.D.3.f. Request: Approve supplemental funds ($2065.16) to aide in the purchase of a scoreboard at Louisa East Elementary (Note: Louisa East staff members have raised $2000 towards the purchase of a new scoreboard.)
5.D.4. For Review/FYI: (no action required)
5.D.4.a. School Activity Fund Reports/Bank Reconciliations: October: BES, FES, LMS, LCHS, LWES
5.D.4.b. SBDM Council Minutes: November: FES, LMS, LWES (October: FES, LEES, LMS, LWES)
5.E. Review/Approve amendments to the “Lawrence County Schools’ Safe Return to In-person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan”
5.F.1. LCHS Vocational Education Center (LAVEC) Renovation BG: 22-146
5.F.1.a. Approve the recommendation and request of the 2018 Local Planning Committee (LPC), including reviewing the supportive information from its November 15, 2021 meeting, that KDE make a minor adjustment to the current District Facility Plan (DFP), Finding # 1 LAVEC, in order to facilitate the use of the recent School Facilities Construction Commission (SFCC) Offer of Assistance in the amount of $9,280,350 for the Renovation & Expansion of Local Area Vocational Education Center (LAVEC)
5.F.2. LCHS BG: 22-147 Softball Facilities (Athletic Upgrades) Update
5.F.3. Districtwide Safety & Security Upgrades Project (SFCC) BG: 22-231
5.F.3.a. Approve BG-1 for Districtwide Safety & Security Upgrades funded using expiring School Facilities Construction Commission (SFCC) Offer of Assistance funds and approve the submission of the BG-1 to KDE Facilities for review and approval
5.F.3.b. Approve Municipal Advisory Services Agreement between RSA Advisors, LLC and Lawrence County Board of Education
5.F.3.c. Approve to adopt a Resolution authorizing the Lawrence County School District Finance Corporation to Issue Revenue Bonds
5.G. Lawrence County School District Finance Corporation (re: BG: 22-231)
5.G.1. Approve to recess the Regular Board Meeting to convene the Lawrence County School District Finance Corporation
5.G.2. Approve to re-convene the Regular Board Meeting
5.H. Approve to award bid for snow removal
5.I. Approve Achievement Gap Targets for closing the achievement gap in schools (BES, FES, LCHS, LEES, LMS, and LWES)
5.J. Approve to acknowledge annual review of alternative education policies and procedures, as required by 704 KAR 19:002, Policy 09.4341 and Procedure 09.4341 AP.21
5.K. Approve to enter Executive Session for the purpose of Student Discipline/Expulsion Hearings pursuant to KRS 61.810(1)(f)
5.L. Approve return to Open Session
5.M. New Business
6.A. Approve Updates to 2021-2022 Lawrence County Schools Pay Scales/Salary Schedules from previous board action
6.B. Approve request for abolishment, creation, and/or changes regarding position(s)
6.C. Approve to declare an emergency regarding preschool teachers districtwide
6.D. Superintendent Professional Growth and Evaluation System (SPGES) Update
Dr. Robbie L. Fletcher, EdD
6.D.1. Standard 7: Influential Leadership
Superintendent’s work on the Legislative Research Commission’s School Funding Task Force
6.E. Approve to acknowledge receipt of Superintendent’s Personnel Action/Update