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Board Meeting Summary

In a continuing effort toward creating a collaborative culture, please find a summary of the Scott County Board of Education meeting on August 12, 2014. 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 12, 2014 meeting of the Scott County Board of Education, Superintendent Patricia Putty recognized Commonwealth Credit Union.  This community business partner supports the weekly student spotlight featured in the Georgetown News-Graphic.  The Student Spotlight celebrates the strong character, work ethic, thoughtful behavior, and academic progress and success of students from all schools across the district.  Scott County Schools greatly appreciates CCU’s support. Mrs. Putty also acknowledged Whitaker Bank, who annually provides breakfast for employees on staff opening day.

In other business, the board discussed and approved consent items for common carriers, donations, fundraisers, items for surplus, and contracts/agreements.  Members expressed appreciation for donations which support various schools and student activities.  Other items included BG#4 forms for Lemons Mill Elementary School as well as approval of the BG #1 for the second high school.  Board members stressed the importance of remaining involved as the building process proceeds.  They also expressed the importance of district personnel whose specific expertise will ensure equitable programs and opportunities for students at the 700 student high school.

The board approved a recommendation to hire Alliance as the construction manager for the second high school building project.  There were four responses to the Request for Proposals (RFP).  The recommendation was made after considering the size of the firm, experience with phase construction, use of sub-consultants, consistency of the site manager, and recent experience in building high schools.

In other business, the board approved the textbook/instructional resource purchasing plan for Scott County High School and authorized signers for school bank accounts as listed.  Members also reviewed procedures and approved to pay the KSBIT assessment in full.  The board voted to modify the pay date schedule for those certified staff who teach early morning classes.

During the Superintendent’s Report, Superintendent Putty expressed appreciation to teachers, staff, and administrators for a successful start of the 2014-2015 school year.  The Scott County Board of Education will hold a tax hearing at 5:30pm on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the Central Office complex.  Mrs. Putty announced guests from Washington, D.C. who will tour Green Ribbon schools Northern Elementary and Georgetown Middle School on August 20, 2014.  Other announcements included information about the Athletic Hall of Fame to be held at 5:30pm on September 5, 2014 at the Thomas & King Leadership Center as well as the fall regional meeting of Kentucky School Boards Associations (KSBA).  Elkhorn Crossing School has received two grants.  One grant will enhance the Gateway to Technology Program at Elkhorn Crossing, Ninth Grade School, and all three middle schools.  The second grant will be used by the Biomedical Program at Elkhorn Crossing.

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