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Dr. Rob Fletcher announced at Monday night's special BOE meeting that Pathways is again sponsoring the opening day breakfast for all staff on August 1, in the LCHS gym beginning at 9 a.m.

This is the fourth year of their sponsorship.

All items on the agenda were passed unanimously by the BOE

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. COMMUNICATION

2.A. Superintendent’s Update

2.A.1. Opening Day Breakfast

3. STUDENT LEARNING AND SUPPORT SERVICES

3.A. Approve Claims and Orders of the Treasurer

3.B. Approve Consent Agenda items:

3.B.1. Per diem and expenses for members present

3.B.2. Contracts:

3.B.2.a. 2017-18 Memorandum of Understanding with Kentucky Office for the Blind Transition Opportunities Program

3.B.3. Fundraiser Requests:

3.B.3.a. Louisa Middle School

3.B.3.b. Lawrence County High School

3.B.4. For Review/FYI: (no action required)

5.B.4.a. 2016-2017 School Annual Financial Reports

3.C. Approve Unaudited Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2016-2017

3.D. Consider Petition for Early Enrollment

3.E. Approve revision to Procedure 09.121 AP.21 Petition for Early Enrollment

3.F. Approve Lawrence County Schools Procurement Plan Child Nutrition Program

4. PERSONNEL  (See below)

4.A. Approve 2017-18 Certified Evaluation Plan

4.B. Approve update to Lawrence County Schools 2017-2018 Salary Schedule

4.C. Approve to acknowledge receipt of Superintendent’s Personnel Action/Update

5. ADJOURNMENT

 

Superintendent’s Personnel Action/Update

July 25, 2017

Hiring

Jason Rollins - LBD Teacher at Lawrence County High School

Change of Position

Misty Burton - from Teacher at Lawrence County High School to Guidance Counselor at Louisa East Elementary School

Resignations

Jessica Perkins - LBD Teacher at Louisa East Elementary School

Debra Preece - Full-Time Bus Monitor

Emily Fitchpatrick - Full-Time Bus Monitor

 

Lawrence County High School Students Go One on One with Technology

Lenovo N23 model will be used at LCHS.Lenovo N23 model will be used at LCHS.

LOUISA – A recent purchase by the Lawrence County Board of Education will put CHROMEBOOK DEVICES in the hands of all students at Lawrence County High School.

"Research shows positive results for student learning in schools where each student uses a ChromeBook, tablet, or laptop regularly during the school day.  Technology is such a big part of our world today, and success in the workforce requires people to be proficient in using technology.  This initiative will better prepare our students to compete in today's college and career settings,” Superintendent Dr. Robbie Fletcher said of the initiative.

In an article published in Education Week, a Michigan State professor summed up the conclusions of a recent study on the effectiveness of one-to-one device programs in public education.

"It's not like just providing a laptop to every student will automatically increase student achievement, but we find that it's the first step," said Binbin Zheng, an assistant professor of counseling, educational psychology, and special education at Michigan State University.

Using statistical techniques to analyze already-completed studies, Zheng and her colleagues found that 1-to-1 laptop programs, on average, had a statistically significant positive impact on student test scores in English/language arts, writing, math, and science. “The limited number of rigorous quantitative studies available to analyze means that further analysis is warranted, but the findings are clearly a good sign for 1-to-1 proponents,” Zheng said.

LC Supt. Dr. Rob Fletcher and LCHS principal Christy MooreLC Supt. Dr. Rob Fletcher and LCHS principal Christy MooreLawrence County High School Principal Christy Moore is excited about the program.

"We at LCHS are very excited about the one to one technology initiative, Mrs. Moore said.  "This is a wonderful opportunity for all students; technology is obviously a key in the future of our students and we want to make the most of this opportunity.” 

Thomas Burns, Information and Technology Officer for Lawrence County Schools, likes the increased access for students to the world of information.

Thomas Burns, Information and Technology Officer for Lawrence County Schools, likes the increased access for students to the world of information.Thomas Burns, Information and Technology Officer for Lawrence County Schools, likes the increased access for students to the world of information.“Our students now have access through this to information from world wide sources 24/7. It is a powerful opportunity loaded with potential,” said Burns.

The following is a schedule of student fees regarding the Chromebook program:

Chromebook usage fees chartChromebook usage fees chart

 

Deadline to apply for fall semester is July 31

July 31 is the deadline to apply for fall semester classes, which begin on Aug. 14, at Ashland Community and Technical College.

Applications for admission are available on the web at ashland.kctcs.edu and may be submitted online or by mail to the admissions office at the College Drive Campus or the Technology Drive Campus. Applicants will also need to submit an official copy of their high school diploma or GED transcript, transcripts from other colleges or universities attended and ACT scores if available.

New students should also apply for financial aid as soon as possible. The Federal Pell Grant and other forms of aid are available to those who qualify on the basis of financial need, and many ACTC students qualify.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the only form required for most federal and state aid programs, is online at fafsa.gov

For more information, call ACTC Admissions at 606-326-2000 or the Financial Aid Office at 606-326-2198.

Not ready to begin in August? ACTC also offers shorter sessions that begin in September and October. Please see our website, ashland.kctcs.edu/admissions for additional information and application deadlines.

Dental assisting deadline extended

ACTC’s newest program, dental assisting, has extended its application deadline to Oct. 13.

The dental assisting program prepares students to provide services such as assisting the dentist with operative and surgical procedures, manipulation of dental materials, taking radiographs, providing oral health instructions and performing office management tasks. Upon completion of the 12-month program, students will be awarded a Diploma in Dental Assisting. Graduates will also be certified in radiation health and safety, coronal polishing and expanded duties (lab competency).

To apply for the selective admissions program, students must complete either basic anatomy and physiology with a lab or human anatomy and physiology I with a grade of C or better.

Both of those biology courses are offered this fall semester, which begins on Aug. 14.

Students will also need to submit both an ACTC application and a dental assisting program application. Admission requirements include COMPASS/ACT scores, GPA, prerequisite courses and CPR certification. Other requirements are listed online, along with applications, at ashland.kctcs.edu under Academics, Programs of Study.

Also, students interested in dental assisting may qualify for free tuition through the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship. The scholarship is offered to qualifying students in the fields of in health care, advanced manufacturing, transportation/logistics, business services/information technology and construction/trades.

At ACTC, students can chose from dozens of programs in those five fields, from computer aided drafting and design, computerized manufacturing and machining and lineman to pharmacy technology, medical technology and accounting.

Information about all programs eligible for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship can be found at workreadykentucky.com. The scholarship will be administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) and students must file a Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) and submit an ACTC application before applying for the WRKS. The FAFSA form is available at www.fafsa.gov and the WRKS application can be found at www.kheaa.com.

For other scholarship information, contact Brooke Seasor, Director of Advancement, at 606-326-2092 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ACTC Photography Classes

ACTC is offering classes taught by J. Bird Cremeans, a local photographer and experienced Photoshop instructor. Classes are from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Roberts Drive Campus.

Intro to Photography is designed for beginners and hobbyists and will meet on Wednesday evenings starting Aug. 30-Oct. 4. Participants will get one-on-one instruction, notes and assignments to learn how to use their cameras’ settings. The fee is $75.

Intro to Photography 2 will meet on Tuesdays, Aug. 29-Oct. 3, and will cover advanced features and techniques such as EV and flash compensation, advanced white balance and metering, and other manual settings. A camera with manual functions is recommended. The fee is $75.

Intro to Photoshop class will meet on Mondays, Aug. 28-Oct. 9, excluding Labor Day. The class is designed for anyone interested in photography, graphic design, photo restoration or digital scrapbooking. The fee is $85.

To register, contact Workforce Solutions at 606-326-2072 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Electrical license prep class

Are you ready to sit for the Kentucky state electrical exam? Do you have the hours and experience necessary to take the test but aren’t sure if you’re really prepared? Have you taken the exam before without passing? Do you need a refresher course in the basics of electricity? If so, register for the Kentucky Electrical License Exam Preparation class.

The six-week class is led by licensed master electrician Lennis Adkins, who has more than 40 years of electrical experience. The class begins on Sept. 9 and will be from 8 a.m.-noon each Saturday through Oct. 14 at the Roberts Drive Campus, for a total of 24 contact hours. Students will have the opportunity to take a practice exam.

After the class, students are encouraged to register to take the actual exam facilitated by ACTC.

Tuition for the class is $299 per person and includes the required workbook.

To register, contact Workforce Solutions at 606-326-2072 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Driving course

Do you need some practice on the road before taking your first drivers’ test? Or do you already have a license, but want to hone your driving skills?

Ashland Community and Technical College is offering a driving instruction course that will help both teens and adults prepare for the road.

Taught by Boyd County Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Riffe, students will learn good driving skills through the use of up-to-date information and on-the-road driving practice. Completion of the program may also help reduce auto insurance rates. While the driving portion of the class will cover Boyd County’s driving course in Catlettsburg, residents of other counties are welcome to register.

Participants must have a valid driver’s permit or license and must be prepared to attend all class sessions as scheduled. Sessions are scheduled on weekday evenings or Saturdays on a first-come basis. Cost for the course is $225 and seats are limited.

Courses take place from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Roberts Drive Campus on the following dates: Aug. 7-8 and Sept. 5-6. For more information, to register or to be added to the waitlist, contact Workforce Solutions at 606-326-2072 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..