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Allyson WheelerAllyson WheelerCOLUMBIA, Ky. – One Lawrence County resident recently graduated from Lindsey Wilson College.

The area resident was among 282 students who received undergraduate or graduate degrees at the college’s 135th commencement ceremony, held May 13 in Biggers Sports Center.

The area resident who received a degree from Lindsey Wilson was Allyson Wheeler of Louisa, who earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

At Saturday morning’s ceremony -- the 105th commencement in the college’s history -- Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton told the graduates to “pray for guidance” in their careers.


“My life is a life unplanned,” said Hampton. “If your life doesn’t go as you planned it’s truly okay. However, take the time to see the opportunity. It may not look like you thought it would look, but it’s there. Find the blessings and pray for guidance. Don’t wait decades before you start praying for guidance, because once I started doing that, that’s how I was lead to become Lt. Governor. And find something to be thankful for every day.”

Hampton received an honorary doctorate from the college’s faculty and board of trustees. Also receiving an honorary doctorate were two individuals from the college: Sue Coomer, a recent retiree and 46 year employee of the college and Phil Hanna, soon to retire Director of Library Services capping off 24 years of service to the college. Twelve members of the Golden Alumni Class of 1967 were also recognized as part of the ceremony.

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Founded in 1903, Lindsey Wilson is a distinctive liberal arts college affiliated with the Kentucky Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Lindsey Wilson offers a bachelor of arts degree in 23 career areas, a bachelor of science degree in two areas, and master’s degrees in three career areas.

 

Lawrence County Board of Education Special Meeting

Every Child College and Career Ready;

A Community Involved and Informed

June 22, 2017 6:00 p.m.

Lawrence County High School

Louisa, Kentucky

 

AGENDA

1. CALL TO ORDER  

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

The Pledge to the United States Flag

2. STUDENT LEARNING AND SUPPORT SERVICES

2.A. Approve Claims and Orders of the Treasurer

2.B. Approve Consent Agenda items: 

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

2.B.2. Contracts:

2.B.2.a. Renewal of annual Renaissance Place subscriptions (Accelerated Reader, Star Early Literacy, Star Reading, and Star Math) and hosting services fees: Total: $36,817.04

2.B.2.b. KSBA Custom Policy/Procedure Service for July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018: $4,000

2.B.2.c. KSBA eMeeting Maintenance for July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018: $1,000

2.B.2.d. 2017 Yearbook contract for Louisa East Elementary School with Y is for Yearbook: Total: $2,862.24

2.B.2.e. 2017-2018 Portrait and Service Agreement for Louisa East Elementary School with Lifetouch

2.B.3. Fundraiser Requests: Louisa Middle School; Lawrence County High School; Fallsburg Elementary School

2.B.4. Request by Lawrence County FFA and Fair Board to use bleachers for the Lawrence County Fair July 27-29 to be returned by August 1; Melissa Blackburn

2.C.  Approve School-Based Health Services Agreement (TRMC Nurse Practitioner and District School Health Coordinator Contract) between Lawrence County Kentucky Board of Education and Three Rivers Medical Center from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018

2.D. Approve update to adult meal prices for 2017-2018, lunch as $3.50 and breakfast as $2.50

2.E. Approve Section 504 and ARC Chairpersons for 2017-18 to include Director of Special Education, Principals, Assistant Principals, Guidance Counselors, Freshman Academy Instructional Coordinator, and LCHS Special Education Department Head

2.F. Approve 2017-2018 Preschool Tuition of $200 per month (same as last year)

2.G. Approve Second Reading of Annual KSBA Policy Updates and district-initiated policies, including a change in language in Policy 03.18 Evaluation (Certified):   

KSBA:  01.1 Legal Status of the Board; 01.11 General Powers and Duties of the Board; 01.111 District Planning; 01.2 Board Member Qualifications; 01.42 Regular Meetings; 02.1311 Contract Renewal of Superintendent; 02.4241 School Council Policies (SBDM); 02.4244 School Hiring; 02.44 Accountability (SBDM); 02.441 Assessment of Student Progress (SBDM); 02.442 Comprehensive School Improvement Plan; 03.11 Hiring (Certified); 03.112 Certification and Records (Certified); 03.1161 Coaches and Assistant Coaches (Certified); 03.121 Salaries (Certified); 03.1211 Salary Deductions (Certified); 03.13253 Domestic/Dating Violence Reporting and Education (Certified); 03.19 Professional Development (Certified); 03.21  Hiring (Classified); 03.2141 Nonteaching Coaches and Assistant Coaches (Classified); 

DISTRICT-INITIATED: 09.36 SchoolRelated Student Trips 

2.H. Consider/Approve curfew for school campuses

2.I. Approve to accept the quote to remodel the Fallsburg gym floor

3. PERSONNEL  

3.A. Approve appointment of Sherita Akers to replace Anna Prince as the district member on the evaluation appeal panel committee and Summer Brown as the alternate member with membership extending through June 30, 2018

3.B. Superintendent Professional Growth and Evaluation System (SPGES)

3.B.1. Annual Evaluation: Dr. Robbie Fletcher, Superintendent

3.B.1.a. Capstone Presentation 

3.B.1.b. Review of Professional Growth Plan

3.B.2. Approve to enter Executive Session for preliminary discussions relating to evaluation of the superintendent pursuant to KRS 61.810(1)(k) and KRS 156.557(6)(c)

3.B.3. Approve return to Open Session

3.B.4. Discuss and approve adoption of Dr. Robbie Fletcher’s Superintendent Summative Evaluation for 2016-17

3.C. Superintendent’s Personnel Action/Update 

4. ADJOURNMENT

 

LOUISA, Ky. -- The Lawrence Co. Board of Education met for the monthly meeting Monday, June 19, 2017 at 6pm. Those in attendance were Dr. Robbie Fletcher, Heath Preston Board Chairman, Maddlene Roberts Board, Jim See Board and Barbara Robinson Board. Absent was Garnet Skaggs. The meeting was called to order after the prayer and pledge.

Supt. Dr. Robbie Fletcher, left,  confers with BOE chairman Heath Preston during Monday night's meetingSupt. Dr. Robbie Fletcher, left, confers with BOE chairman Heath Preston during Monday night's meetingA moment of silence at the request of Dr. Fletcher was held for Michael D. Webb of Louisa, Ky. who passed away recently. Mr. Webb was retired from the Law Co. BOE where he trained bus drivers. He was also a veteran and served proudly, Fletcher said.

Items of communication to the public and to the board from Supt. Dr. Robbie Fletcher included the following.

*  Lawrence Co. has again been approved for 10 days of NTI (Non-Traditional Instruction) for next year from the Ky. Department of Education.

*  Congratulations to Mrs. Bowen, Mrs. Prince and Mrs. Moore on their selection to participate in Activating Catalytic Transformation through KVEC.

*  Once again the summer feeding program has taken to the road, meaning children are being bused into the city for the meals and activities for those who need to take advantage of the program. Dr. Fletcher admits that it is starting slow with participation but is expected to pick up speed.

*  The Annual Evaluation for Supt. Robbie Fletcher will be this Thursday, June 22, 2017 at a special meeting of the BOE.

In other action the BOE:

 

*  Motion was made by Jim See, second by Barbara Robinson to approve the minutes of the May 15, and 30th meetings.

*  Motion made by Barbara Robinson, second by Maddlene Roberts to approve the Monthly Financial Report from Brandi Vanhoose

*  Scott Osborn, President, Lawrence Co. Organization of Teachers addressed the Board with no concerns but continued to ask for a 5% raise across the board.

The principals of the county schools then gave a report to the Board about the progress of the program 'Response to Intervention'. The schools use a 3 tier system that integrates assessment and intervention to maximize  Dr. Cassandra Webb thanked the Board for adding a math teacher which allowed over 200 hundred students to receive intervention. Dr. Cassandra Webb thanked the Board for adding a math teacher which allowed over 200 hundred students to receive intervention.student achievement and reduce behavior problems. A focus of the new year will be to study how and when students move in and out of tiers. At the current time there are vague guidelines for movement in and out of the tiers. Tier 1 is regular classroom instruction, Tier 2 is focused supplemental instruction for students who are not successful in Tier 1, and Tier 3 is intensive intervention designed to meet the individual needs of students who have not been successful in Tiers 1 and 2.

Dr. Cassandra Webb thanked the Board for adding a math teacher which allowed over 200 students to recieve intervention.

"We will be able to offer Tiered Services 9-12. We have never until now been able to offer that and we thank you." Dr. Webb said.

The bid for paving the parking lot/bus loading area at BES was awarded to Hinkle Asphalt Paving Co. in the amount of $44,865.00 plus additional $10,000 for placing a slotted drain for water removal.

Dicussion of the award/bid for replacement of Fallsburg Elementary Gym Floor was tabled until Thursday's meeting.

Motion Barbara Robinson, second by Maddlene Roberts to approve the 2017-2018 District Travel Reimbursement Rate of 0.40 cents per mile.

Motion by Jim See, second by Maddlene Roberts to approve the 2017/18 Student Fees. Students will be charged $35.00. This will cover the use of the new Chromebooks and Damage/Loss after the first claim. The first claim of loss or damage will be paid for by the school.

The Board was given a proposal to think about and discuss at the next meeting. Dr. Fletcher would like the Board to consider a campus curfew to decrease the vandalism and damage done to our schools.

Board chairman Heath Preston stated, "We don't want to impede the public in using our facilities. One of the most used facilities is the track. On the other hand, we don't want our things destroyed."

The Board was reminded of a grant that the Louisa City Police have applied for that would allow for a full time officer to be used county wide.

The meeting was then adjourned.

(See complete agenda on The Lazer Click HERE)

Board members Madellene Roberts, Jim See and Barbara Robinson just before Monday's meeting.Board members Madellene Roberts, Jim See and Barbara Robinson just before Monday's meeting.

Superintendent’s Personnel Action/Update

June 19, 2017

Hiring

Victoria Wechsler - Teacher at Louisa East Elementary School

Ryan Prince - Math Teacher at Lawrence County High School (1-Year)

Change of Position

Scott Johnson - From Guidance Counselor at Fallsburg Elementary School to Guidance Counselor at Lawrence County High School

Janice Salyer - From Guidance Counselor at Louisa East Elementary School to District Resource Teacher

Resignation

Darrian Hollonquest - English Teacher at Lawrence County High School (1-Year)

 

Re: Request to the Lawrence County Board of Education for Changes regarding Positions

Request the following position be changed effective June 20, 2017:

  • From (1) School Security Guard (School Grounds Monitor) -- 8 hrs/day classified pay scale to (1) School Security Guard (School Grounds Monitor) -- 8 hrs/day classified pay scale; 170 days to 258 max

Request the following position be changed effective July 1, 2017:

  • From (1) LBD Teacher at Blaine Elementary School to (1) Itinerant LBD Teacher at Blaine Elementary School and Lawrence County High School