June 26, 2015
BOE says Fletcher has had ‘excellent first year’
LOUISA — In the Superintendent’s Update section on the 25th, Superintendent Dr. Robbie Fletcher informed the board of the district’s participation in AEP Foundation’s “Credits Count” seminar along with districts from other areas of the country. He also pointed out that students can avail themselves of free physical examinations from several medical resources in the community although he did not name them specifically.
Dr. Fletcher also pointed out that KSBA Summer Leadership Institute courses are available for board members. Fletcher informed the board that Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Terry Holliday is retiring and the Commonwealth would be in search of a new commissioner.
After those items, Dr. Fletcher informed the board of the early graduation processes available to students as they enter Lawrence County High School. Students must file a form within the first 30 days of the school year they intend to graduate. Additionally, the student must pass the four required end of course examinations in the following courses: English II, Algebra II, U.S. History and Biology. They also must meet all requirements specified by the Council On Post-secondary Education (CPE) in achieving college readiness benchmarks on a college readiness exam such as the ACT. Other specified requirements are available for interested students.
The board unanimously approved the Comprehensive District Improvement Plan as presented by Dr. Fletcher and also to approve each school’s Comprehensive School Improvement Plan. They also approved the second reading of specified policies, approved the travel reimbursement rate to continue at 40 cents per mile and approved the schedule of student fees and sports ticket fees for the 2015-16 school year.
Chairman Heath Preston acknowledged the hard work of the individuals in the Central Office as they prepared things for the meetings, including the revamped personnel evaluations process that Dr. Fletcher noted Mr. Vernon Hall and Cassandra Webb had spent a month working on.
“A lot of these people have been working so hard, and we acknowledge that and appreciate that,” said Preston. Dr. Fletcher reciprocated that on behalf of the central office staff.” For the folks in central office, we thank you for that,” he said.
During the June 19th special board meeting, the annual superintendent’s evaluation was completed. Using seven professional standards the board evaluated Dr. Fletcher’s first year as superintendent and the outcome was summed up by Preston: “For the record, we think you have had an excellent first year.”
Through the process, Fletcher told the assembled folks he had felt the acceptance of the people in Lawrence County.
“A lot of people consider me just another Bulldog, or Dragon, or Wildcat, and I appreciate that.” He also expressed an appreciation for the acceptance of his family.
The board will meet again for their regular session on July 20th.
Superintendent’s Personnel Action/Update
June 19, 2015
Tina Chapman – Teacher at Fallsburg Elementary School
Michael Geneve – Teacher at Lawrence County High School
June 19, 2015
Request to the Lawrence County Board of Education for Change regarding Position
Request the following position to be changed:
(1) From Teacher [English] at Lawrence County High School to (1) Teacher [English] at Lawrence County High School [1-Year]
June 25, 2015
Request to the Lawrence County Board of Education for Creation regarding Positions
Request the following position be created:
(1) Itinerant Physical Education Teacher at Blaine Elementary School and Fallsburg Elementary School (1-Year; if needed)
(1) Teacher at Louisa West Elementary School (1-Year; if needed)
(1) Preschool Teacher at Louisa West Elementary School (1-Year; if needed)
(1) District School Health Nurse / District Special Needs Nurse (1-Year; if needed; Registered Nurse preferred)
(2) Instructional Assistants at Louisa West Elementary School (1-Year; if needed)