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Board Summary 8-13-15

In a continuing effort toward creating a collaborative culture, please find a summary of the Scott County Board of Education meeting on August 13, 2015. 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 August 13, 2015 at 6:30pm at Georgetown Middle School.  Superintendent Patricia Putty introduced district administrators and principals new to Scott County and those serving in new roles.  Members discussed the need for an upcoming meeting focused on goals for the next year.  At a future meeting, Tim Eaton with Kentucky School Boards Association will provide information and next steps for the Superintendent search process. 


Next, Deborah Haddad, Principal of Western Elementary School, and Lori Beth Mays, Principal of Lemons Mill Elementary School, shared information about the Culturally Responsive Instruction Observation Protocol (CRIOP) Program.  This is a well-established program that was designed to meet specific needs of students.  Participation by Western and Lemons Mill has been facilitated through a grant and continued partnership with Georgetown College.  Parents and teachers shared the effectiveness of this program and its activities such as  the Beep Beep Wagon where staff members at Lemons Mill visit neighborhoods with books for children to form and strengthen relationships with families. 


During the Superintendent’s Report, Superintendent Putty let board members know that, as of 8-13-15, there are 8731 students enrolled in Scott County Schools.  Teachers and administrators are doing an exceptional job reaching out to English as a Second Language (ESL), migrant, and homeless families.  In other business, board members approved minutes, donations, fundraisers, and items for surplus.  After discussion, members approved Eastern Elementary School applying and accepting the Disney Scholarship for the Lion King Experience, if awarded.  Members also approved writing and acceptance, if awarded, of the 2016 TranspARTation grant by Garth Elementary School. 


The Scott County Board of Education approved a petition to the Kentucky Department of Education for a waiver of design requirements for Great Crossing High School.  The initial phase of the high school, scheduled to open for 700 students in August 2017, will not have a designated Family Resource Youth Service Center space.  This space will be provided in a future phase of construction.  While Phase I will include a space for an art classroom with an outside door, this space will also be finalized to specification during a future phase. 


Members approved a Memorandum of Agreement between the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) and Scott County Schools and approved authorized signors on activity accounts at Northern Elementary School and Scott County Preschool.  Members also conducted a first reading of KSBA Policies #03.13214 and 03.23214 which have been reviewed by the Chenoweth Law Office.  In other business, the board conducted a second reading with approval to KSBA Policy Update #38.


The Scott County Board of Education continued discussion on gutter and masonry sealant at Garth Elementary School with Director of Maintenance Dwayne Ellison reviewing information received from contractors.  The board approved a motion to allot $35,000 for improvements at Garth.  Next, Director of Finance Randy Cutright provided a Financial Statement with a preliminary report of activity through July 20, 2015.  The board approved current bills and heard the Personnel Report from Director of Human Resources Frank Howatt.  Director of Transportation Roy Prince provided a Field Trip Report.


Next, members conducted a Special Called meeting of the School District Finance Corporation to approve an agreement with Monticello Bank and Franklin Bank & Trust Company.  Mr. Cutright informed the board that Monticello Bank is moving its trust department duties to Franklin Bank.  The Scott County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 6:30pm at Georgetown Middle School.

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