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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 May 27, 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.

The Scott County Board of Education participated in a dialogue with Principal Deborah Haddad and representatives from Western Elementary School.  Teachers, staff members, and parent representatives from Western highlighted the school’s extended kindergarten and afterschool programs.  The school celebrated the success of its Response to Intervention (RtI) and enrichment opportunities.  These programs design instruction to meet student learning needs based on assessment data.  Parent communication is an important component at Western.  The school hosts several family and community events each year including career day, arts day, an annual science fair, and family nights.  School clubs like choir, piano, writing, and academic achievement extend opportunities for learning.

Members of the board voted to approve a video production to be developed by Toyota Motor Manufacturing.  The video will include highlights as well as video footage focused on technology at Lemons Mill Elementary School and the Engineering Village at Elkhorn Crossing School.  The film is intended for Toyota employees who will transition to the region from northern Kentucky.  The school district will maintain final approval prior to video publication.

In other business, the board voted to approve donations to Royal Spring Middle School before Director of Finance Randy Cutright presented the 2014-2015 Tentative Budget for Scott County Schools.  Board members were able to seek further information on all items presented including Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) funding, expenditures, and projected tax revenue.  Director of Maintenance Zan Rexroat then presented a list of priority maintenance projects for discussion among the members of the Scott County Board of Education.

Superintendent Patricia Putty invited members of the board to the Scott County High School Senior Breakfast scheduled for June 5, 2014.  Superintendent Putty and the board discussed next steps in the selection process for an architect to design a new high school.  During special-called board meetings, Superintendent Putty and board members will visit five schools designed by five respective architects in the coming weeks and will complete reference checks prior to these visits.  The Scott County Board of Education will convene a special-called board meeting on June 5, 2014 at 5:00pm at the Great Crossing Office Complex.

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