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Board Meeting Summary - September 10, 2013

During the Scott County Board of Education meeting on September 10, 2013, students from Scott County High School were present to share experiences from the 2013 Governor’s Scholars and Governor’s School for the Arts programs.  Superintendent Patricia Putty also discussed results of the 2013 TELL Survey.  The Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning survey was completed by 43,000 teachers across the state, 439 in Scott County. Results offer teacher perspective on topics related to the categories of: Time, Facilities/Resources, Community Support/Involvement, Managing Student Conduct, Teacher Leadership, School Leadership, Professional Development, and Instructional Practices/Support.  View Scott County results here: http://www.tellkentucky.org/results.


Superintendent Putty also shared latest news available from Kentucky School Board Insurance Trust (KSBIT), the hearing for which was postponed until at least October 1, 2013.  It is speculated that payments might begin early next year.  Mrs. Putty noted that School Report Cards will be released on September 27, 2013.  Members of the Board approved common carriers for transportation of students and also approved a list of donations, fundraisers, and grants.


During a second reading, the Board voted to approve amended policies as written with requested revisions to policy 03.125.  A first reading was conducted for policy changes to 03.221 and 09.112.  No action was taken with this initial reading but will be taken at the October board meeting.  In the link below, please view policy changes as presented.   Click Here:  Policy First Reading


In other business, the Board approved the 2013 tax collection agreement as well as the employee life insurance benefit program, vision insurance provider, and dental insurance program. Other items approved include an agreement with Bluegrass Comp Care, a contract with Teaching Strategies Inc., and a memorandum of understanding with the Kentucky Science Center to offer programs to students.


Finally, members of the Board discussed layout and design options for athletic fields on the campus of Lemons Mill Elementary School.  Architects presented two new schematics for the softball and baseball fields to enable their use for competitive high school athletics.

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