In a continuing effort toward creating a collaborative culture, please find a summary of the Scott County Board of Education meeting on February 18, 2016. 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.
The Scott County Board of Education met on February 18, 2016 at 6:30pm at the Great Crossing Office Complex. At the meeting, Superintendent Patricia Putty and members of the board recognized students who designed the Scott County Schools banner for the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) annual conference depicting this year’s theme, “From Chalkboards to White Boards: Eight Decades of Serving Kentucky School Boards.” Scott County High School advanced art students Mariah Beegle, Lauren Hedges, and Alex Markova created the banner. Next, elementary students Kamorah Tillman and Anna Watson spoke about the district’s Gifted and Talented Art Program. A showcase of student work is currently on display at Central Office. Finally, Superintendent Putty recognized two-time state girls bowling champion Sarah Doyle. Doyle will attend University of the Cumberlands on a bowling scholarship next year.
Southern Elementary School Principal Bryan Blankenship and guests shared important information about the Georgetown Reading Camp afterschool and summer enrichment program. Students at Southern have celebrated increased MAP scores as well as positive behavior, increased confidence, and improved reading skills as a result of the program. The volunteer-driven program is made possible completely through community support. Students from Southern were on hand to share their feelings about this important initiative and the impact it has had on their lives. During the Superintendent’s Report, Mrs. Putty discussed the Aspiring Leaders Cadre which is focused on intense training in instructional practices for teachers.
In other business, board members discussed the use of common carriers to transport students as well as the availability of school buses and drivers for student travel. Members approved the use of common carriers before approving donations, fees, fundraisers, items for surplus, and grants as listed. The agenda item to approve the fencing bid package for Lemons Mill Phase II did not receive motion for approval. At a work session early this month members made request to see the land contract governing this project expressing concern about its cost and necessity.
Next members considered a budget supplement for LED lighting to ensure savings through the current bid voting to approve the lighting upgrade for the bus garage now with use of money saved through the KU energy demand reduction project. Members decided to revisit the purchase of LED kits for Anne Mason, Northern, and Western until later this spring.
The Scott County Board of Education approved an agreement with Cherry Blossom Golf Club for the boys and girls golf teams and approved the Singletary Center Contract for the Scott County High School 31st annual Ice Cream Concert to be held May 20, 2016 before continuing discussion of the preferred qualifications for a board attorney. The meeting was adjourned after the financial statement, approval of current bills, personnel report, and field trip report.
The Scott County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 6:30pm at the Great Crossing Office Complex.