In a continuing effort toward creating a collaborative culture, please find a summary of the Scott County Board of Education work session on August 5, 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 approved the Toyota USA Foundation Enhancement Program (PEP) grant. Received two years ago, the $30,000 grant supported development and implementation of the next generation science standards. At its meeting, board members approved the $2000 extension of this grant to further support science programs. In other business, the board also approved the textbook/instructional resource purchasing plan for Southern Elementary School as well as a grant for Eastern Elementary School awarded by Macy’s for the winter drama production “Yes, Virginia.”
Energy Manager Jim McClanahan presented the annual energy management review to members of the Scott County Board of Education. He provided a list of projects conducted throughout Scott County Schools to save energy during the 2013-2014 school year. Members discussed rebates received as a result of these projects as well as future plans to further reduce energy costs. Last year, the district goal was to save 1.5 million in avoided costs for energy consumption. The total saved, 1.78 million, exceeded this goal.
Members of the board next discussed the KSBIT assessment and payment schedule. This item will be listed on the agenda of the August 12, 2014 meeting of the Scott County Board of Education. Other tentative agenda items include committee recommendations with reasoning regarding the selection of a construction management company to oversee the building of a new high school.
In the Superintendent’s Report, Superintendent Patricia Putty discussed the opening day for staff as well as the first day of school for students, August 6, 2014.