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Board Summary December 10, 2013

In a continuing effort toward creating a collaborative culture, please find a summary of Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting. This is being forwarded to all employees and parents/community via e-communications. This is merely a summary and not to be perceived as official board minutes.

 

At the December 10, 2013 meeting of the Scott County Board of Education, Teacher/Advisor Regina Fritsch and student leaders of the Future Farmers of America provided an overview of the organization’s yearly activities.  The 225 members of the FFA celebrated more than 100 entries at the Kentucky State Fair and raised more than 19,000 pounds of food during their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit the AMEN House.

 

Architectural firm Sherman Carter Barnhart presented a certificate to Lemons Mill Elementary School student Megan Christian for her award-winning artwork depicting the school featured on a Christmas card for the firm.

 

Scott County Education Association and Eastern Elementary School Teacher Fran Rohfling shared information with members of the Board about a new initiative supported by Kentucky Education Association.  The Raise Your Hand Initiative is designed to stress the importance of investing in our schools to the Kentucky General Assembly.

 

In other business, community members shared thoughts regarding the proposed restricting plan presented for community review at two public forums.  The Scott County Board of Education later considered and approved the restricting proposal, with amendments, as detailed below.  These changes will take effect at the start of school in August 2014:

 

  • The area north of Cynthiana Road, northwest up to Delaplain Road (encompassing Toyota and Barkley Meadows) will be districted to Northern Elementary School and Scott County Middle School.
  • The following areas will be districted to Lemons Mill Elementary School with the opening of Phase II:  Rocky Creek subdivision; the area east of Lisle Road to the Fayette County border (including Ponderosa Trailer Park); and the area south of US 460 East extending to the Fayette and Bourbon County borders (to include Johnson Mill, Stone Road, and others).  All of the Lemons Mill Elementary School boundary area will be districted to Royal Spring Middle School.
  • The area between US 62 and US 25 south of McCelland Circle, including the Etterwood subdivision, will attend Southern Elementary School and Georgetown Middle School.

 

In the original proposal, presented by a district and community work group who conducted a study of building capacity and community growth, an additional area east of Muddy Ford Road to the north of Cynthiana Road was recommended to attend Northern Elementary School and Scott County Middle School.  This section included homes on Cynthiana Road, Happy Lane, Bailey Road, North Mt. Gilead Road, and Hinton Cemetery Road, among others.  After community input and careful consideration, the Scott County Board of Education amended the proposal to allow this section to remain in the boundary area for Eastern Elementary School and Royal Spring Middle School.

In other business, the Scott County Board of Education voted to approve the presented items related to donations, fundraisers, grants, items for surplus, and BG #4 forms for Lemons Mill Elementary School.  Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning Matt Thompson and Director of Secondary Education Chip Southworth presented information related to the District Improvement Plan.  Superintendent Patricia Putty noted this as one among many efforts to ensure continuous improvement for Scott County Schools.  A committee analyzed data from all schools to develop the improvement plan which will serve as a road map to meet district goals.

 

Continuing efforts to build a second high school, the Board next approved the architect/engineering fee structure, approved the Request for Proposals (RFP) for architectural/engineering services, and approved advertisements for architect services to be placed in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Georgetown News Graphic, Lexington Herald Leader, and Louisville Courier Journal the first week of January 2014.  The Board also approved the advertisement for architects/engineers to conduct a building assessment which is a necessary first step to convene the Local Planning Commission in 2014.  The Board also approved the purchase of six new 72-passenger buses, approved National School Board Association Membership and fees, and approved the meeting schedule of the Scott County Board of Education for 2014.  The meeting schedule is included as part of this meeting summary.

 

 

 

Regular Board Meeting Schedule for 2014 at the Great Crossing Office Complex

 

 

Regular Board Meeting

January 14, 2014

6:30pm

Regular Board Meeting

January 28, 2014

6:30pm

Work Session

February 4, 2014

6:00pm

Regular Board Meeting

February 11, 2014

6:30pm

Work Session

March 4, 2014

6:00pm

Regular Board Meeting

March 11, 2014

6:30pm

Spring Break Week March 31-April 4

Regular Board Meeting

April 15, 2014

6:30pm

Work Session

May 6, 2014

6:00pm

Regular Board Meeting

May 13, 2014

6:30pm

Regular Board Meeting

(Tentative Working Budget)

May 27, 2014

6:30pm

Work Session

June 3, 2014

6:00pm

Regular Board Meeting

June 10, 2013

6:30pm

Work Session

July 1, 2014

6:00pm

Regular Board Meeting

July 8, 2014

6:30pm

Work Session

(Opening Day for Staff)

August 5, 2014

6:00pm

Regular Board Meeting

August 12, 2014

6:30pm

Work Session

September 2, 2014

6:00pm

Regular Board Meeting

September 9, 2014

6:30pm

Regular Board Meeting

(Working Budget)

September 25, 2014

6:30pm

Fall Break October 6-10, 2014

Regular Board Meeting

October 14, 2014

6:30pm

Work Session

November 4, 2014

6:00pm

Regular Board Meeting

November 11, 2014

6:30pm

Work Session

December 2, 2014

6:00pm

Regular Board Meeting

December 9, 2014

6:30pm

 

 

 





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