SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
BOE votes 5-0 for raise in vehicles tax; state test results coming Oct. 1, Fletcher says
Fallsburg, KY – The Lawrence County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday evening to keep the real estate and property tax rate the same for the coming tax year, while making a small increase to the motor vehicle tax in their regularly scheduled September meeting at Fallsburg School.
The Board accepted the 4% option for real estate/personal property taxes, leaving the rate unchanged at 52.0 for the pending tax year, but they did adjust the motor vehicle tax rate up from 27.0 to 30.0 in a 5-0 vote.
As part of the tax rate discussion, Board Member Jim See pointed out that major purchases in transportation and technology needed to be made in order to upgrade the services available to students.
The motor motor vehicle tax rate will still be among the lowest in Kentucky. For example, Boyd County Schools’ rate for 2015 was 54.7, Carter County’s was 47.0 and Elliot County’s was 56.5.
The Board also welcomed back Stuart Cook, the new principal at Fallsburg and received updates from Superintendent Dr. Robbie Fletcher on the Read 180 initiative, the purchase of math textbooks, and on teacher and principal academies being conducted for professional development of employees.
Dr. Fletcher also reminded the board and audience that state testing results were forthcoming with the public release of data set for October 1.
Superintendent’s Personnel Action/Update
September 21, 2015
Stuart Cook- Principal at Fallsburg Elementary School
Substitute Bus Monitor
Change of Position
Autumn Blevins- From Social Studies Teacher at Blaine Elementary School to Social Studies Teacher at Lawrence County High School
Donna Turner- From Itinerant LBD Teacher at Louisa Middle School to LBD Teacher at East Elementary School
Abandonment of Position/Employment
Daryl Hall- Bus Driver
Kayla Dillon- Preschool Teacher at Louisa West Elementary School