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May 21, 2018

PRESTONSBURG, KY. – For many decades, Big Sandy Community & Technical College (BSCTC) has provided pathways of promise and prosperity through higher education and career/technical education that has transformed lives and improved the communities we call home. We want to continue that promise.

A new movement, There is a Future, has begun in the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) network. As a proud SOAR partner, BSCTC supports the affirmation that “Appalachia Kentucky is on the move.” We feel our BSCTC graduates are part of this movement by using their education and skills to restructure the Appalachia economy and make an impact throughout the region.

Why is this campaign so important? It’s the construction of a new narrative for the region.

That narrative is this:


Appalachia Kentucky is not vulnerable. We are valuable.

Appalachia Kentucky is not hopeless. We are hopeful.

When others say there is no opportunity, you make opportunities.

When others say there is no hope, you show them hope.

When others say there is no future, you create it.


“BSCTC is proud to offer training and entrepreneurship opportunities to help grow our region,” said Dr. Sherry Zylka, President/CEO. “Our graduates will transform the area we call home with their education and skills. There is a future and they are going to help create it.”

BSCTC continues to bring quality educational opportunities and training to the region that help Appalachia compete and thrive in the global economy. Major construction of the state’s first Advanced Technology Center began early this year at the Pikeville Campus. Once complete, BSCTC will be able to offer a new Associate of Applied Science degree program with degree track options in Broadband Technician, Broadband Telecommunications Installer and Broadband Design and Applications. Certificates including Broadband Basic Installer, Broadband Support Technician, Broadband Telecommunications Installer, Broadband Cyber Security Technician and Broadband Technician Specialist will also be offered.

BSCTC is also on the forefront of technical training and entrepreneurial enterprises. As an example, BSCTC is currently training welders for SilverLiner, the newest company to announce a location in the area. SilverLiner will be manufacturing custom tanker trucks at their facility located in the Pikeville Industrial Park. BSCTC will also be able to provide skilled technical training for new businesses locating to the area.


May 18, 2018

Lawrence County Board of Education Regular meeting

May 21, 2018; 6:00 p.m.

Lawrence County High School

Louisa, Kentucky




Mission:  Every Child College and Career Ready; A Community Involved and Informed

The Pledge to the United States Flag



3.A. Girls Tennis Regional Champions

3.B. Outstanding School and District Volunteers


4.A. Superintendent’s Update

4.A.1. LCHS Graduation Ceremony 2018

4.A.2. Appreciation for Local Community Organizations and Colleges/Universities

4.A.3. Baseball and Softball District Tournament at Floyd Central

4.A.4. LCHS Field Trip to HAAS Training Facility in Paintsville

4.A.5. District Facilities Planning Update

4.A.6. KASS Board of Directors Meeting; Resignation of Executive Director

4.A.7. Superintendent's End of Term as Board Chair of KVEC

4.A.8. Superintendent’s Beginning of Term as a Member of the KEDC Executive Committee

4.B. Public Comment


5.A. Approve Minutes of the April 16, 2018 Regular Meeting

5.B. Approve Claims and Orders of the Treasurer

5.C. Approve the Monthly Financial Report: Finance Officer Brandi VanHoose

5.C.1. Bank Reconciliation Report

5.C.2. MUNIS Balance Sheet and Monthly Financial Report

5.C.3. Finance Update


5.D. Approve Consent Agenda items:

5.D.1. Per diem and expenses for members present

5.D.2. Contracts & Services:

5.D.2.a. Superior Office Service Equipment Lease Agreement for Canon Copiers with Lawrence County Board of Education: (1 each) ADV5560i, (2 each) ADV4535I per quote; 60 months; June 3, 2018 to June 2, 2023; @ $355.10 a month

5.D.3. Requests:

5.D.3.a. Fundraisers:

5.D.3.a.1. Louisa Middle School

5.D.3.a.2. Lawrence County High School

5.D.3.b. Requests for Assistance:

5.D.3.b.1. Assistance with purchase of mats for high school cheerleading: $2,000

5.D.3.b.2. Assistance with purchase of uniforms/equipment for newly created high school sports: $5,000

5.D.4. For Review/FYI: (no action required)

5.D.4.a. School Activity Fund Reports (all schools): April

5.D.4.b. 2018-2019 School Activity Fund Principal’s Combined Budget (all schools)

5.D.4.c. SBDM/Advisory Council Minutes (BES, LWES)

5.D.4.d. Third KETS Offer of Assistance to be matched equally: $11,114

5.D.4.e. KISTA Bus Payments per board member request

5.E. Approve to amend 2017-2018 School Calendar

5.F. Approve 2018-2019 Tentative Budget for Lawrence County Schools

5.G. New Business


6.A. Approve Updated Lawrence County Schools Certified Evaluation Plan

6.B. Approve to appoint one (1) Certified Evaluation Appeal Panel Member and one (1) Certified Evaluation Appeal Panel Alternate Member to serve a two (2) year term effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020

6.C. Approve updates to Lawrence County Schools 2017-2018 Salary Schedule from previous board action

6.D. Approve creation, abolishment, and/or changes regarding positions

6.E. Approve Lawrence County Schools 2018-2019 Salary Schedule

6.F. Approve 2018-2019 Athletic Extra Duty Payroll Calendar

6.G. Approve to hire up to 100 emergency substitutes for the 2018-2019 school year

6.H. Superintendent Professional Growth and Evaluation System (SPGES)

6.H.1. Schedule a Capstone Presentation for Superintendent Evaluation

6.I. Approve to acknowledge receipt of Superintendent's Personnel Action/Update



May 15, 2018

LCHS student Victoria Clevenger to receive $250 STEM scholarship


ASHLAND, Ky., May 15, 2018 – The Kentucky Chapter of the Women’s International Network of Utility Professionals (WiNUP) has selected two high school seniors to receive its inaugural STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) college scholarship.

Madison Tackett of Mouthcard, Kentucky, a graduating senior at Shelby Valley High School in Pikeville, is the recipient of a $500 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) scholarship. Victoria Clevenger of Louisa, Kentucky, a graduating senior at Lawrence County High School in Louisa, is the recipient of a $250 STEM scholarship.

Clevenger will receive her scholarship during an awards ceremony at the Lawrence County High School at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Tackett will receive hers during a senior celebration breakfast at 9 a.m. at Shelby Valley High School on June 8.

LCHS senior Victoria Clevenger, left, was the winner of a $250 scholarship given by Ky. Power employees organization.LCHS senior Victoria Clevenger, left, was the winner of a $250 scholarship given by Ky. Power employees organization.“We are excited to give these scholarships to two exceptional young women like Madison and Victoria to help them further their college careers,” said Vanessa Phillips, president of the Kentucky Chapter of WiNUP. “Our organization supports women in the utility industry through professional development, networking and mentoring. We started these scholarships to offer support to young women in eastern Kentucky who are just starting their careers.”

The Women’s International Network of Utility Professionals was founded in 1923 as the Electrical Women’s Round Table by women for women. WiNUP members come from varying utilities (including investor-owned, municipal, natural gas, electric cooperatives and others) and perform all types of jobs within the utility industry.

In Kentucky, WiNUP members are employees of Kentucky Power or American Electric Power. The organization provides a link for developing and recognizing professionals involved with utility business trends, issues, products and services. Its objectives are to provide opportunities for professional development, networking and mentoring, and recognition and visibility for members and business partners. Read more about WiNUP here: