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Board Meeting Summary

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.

 During the August 27, 2013 meeting of the Scott County Board of Education, members approved the TranspARTation grant for Southern Elementary School which supports and promotes student attendance at performances of the Lexington Philharmonic.  Members then engaged in a planning session in preparation for the upcoming public forum to discuss the building of a second high school.  The first of two public forums is scheduled for Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the Scott County High School Auditorium at 6:30pm.

 Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) Executive Director Mr. Wayne Young provided information to assist the Scott County Board of Education in their planning for the forum.  Mr. Young shared the importance of public input, mutual respect, professionalism, time considerations, and ground rules to help facilitate this important meeting.

 The Scott County Board of Education continued the meeting, discussing question format, presentation of pertinent information, and involvement of district staff.  Superintendent Patricia Putty and members of the Board walked through a document that was shared with more than 5000 individuals using the district’s E-communication system and distribution lists.  This reference document will also be available for public review at the forum.

 The Community Forum brochure provides a framework to organize thought around the building of a second high school.  Key categories include academic accountability, enrollment, building capacity, revenue, budget, bonding, tax rates, and new construction cost.

 Community members are encouraged to attend the public forum for a second high school on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 6:30 at SCHS.  The second forum will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 6:30pm at Elkhorn Crossing School.





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