Board of Education Regular meeting held at Fallsburg Elementary
The BOE held their regular monthly meeting Monday September 16, 2019 at Fallsburg Elementary School. There were demonstrations regarding Sensory Gardens for special needs children in the local schools. There was also a Peer to Student Personalized Coaching presentation.
- Call To Order Mission: Every Child College and Career Ready; A community involved and Informed.
2. Approve Agenda, Motion made by Garnett Skaggs, second by Maddlene Roberts
3. Student / Staff Presentions:
The Lawrence County Master Gardeners Mobile Sensory Garden presented a “All In LC” mobile wheelbarrow with various flowers and plants that children with special needs can touch, feel and smell. This Sensory Garden program shows the importance of recognizing when a child having a bad day and one way to handle it is by allowing those children to use the garden to calm down and relax. The Sensory Mobile Sensory Garden will be traveling to all the local schools and giving everyone a chance to educate themselves and see the difference it can make.
Fallsburg Elementary presented Personalized Coaching. In the beginning of the school students pick 1 teacher to be placed with for students to have one on one school teacher to help them reach their goals by the end of the year. Every teacher has approximately 6-7 students that they guide til the end of the year helping them reach their goals. Tac Stratton, student at Fallsburg, talked about the experience he had. Since the beginning of school when he made his goal plan his counselor was there all the way through school til the end, where he saw that he had not only reach his goals but he excelled with their help. Now in 7th grade he has a college he’s looking into and seeing a bright future. Having these personalized coaches is proving very successful.
The Board heard from Superintendent’s Update. Homecoming was another great Sprit Week where Seniors won. The Board also discussed having no school the Friday before Septemberfest in the future giving the community the entire weekend for enjoying the festival and to help with fundraising.
Dr. Fletcher discussed School sites beginning this week with principals. He also participated in the House Education Committee where they discussed the hiring of teachers and Dr. Fletcher expressed that the Superintendents should have the final say of hiring new teachers. Currently there are 4 positions open in Lawrence County and they were involved in hiring a biology teacher based on the emergency certification that will allow for a teacher to be placed immediately in that class.
5. Student Learning and Support Services
Approved the minutes of the August 19, 2019 meeting, motion made by Maddlene Roberts, second by Barbra Robinson.
Approved the Claims and Orders of the Treasurer, motion made by Jim See, second by Garnett Skaggs.
Approved the Monthly Financial Report: Finance Officer Brandi Vanhoose, motion made by Barbra Robinson, second by Maddlene Roberts.
Approved Consent Agenda items, motion made by Maddlene Roberts, second by Garnett Skaggs.
Approve to confirm Letter of summary of Auditing Services by Wells & Company, P.S.C., for Fiscal Year 18-19 not to exceed $23,500. Motion made by Barbra Robinson, second by Jim See.
Approved to advertise for bids for snow removal on shcool property, motion made by Maddlene Roberts, second by Jim See.
Approved the KETS FY18 Technology Activity Report (TAR) and submission to KDE, motion made by Garnett Skaggs, second by Jim See.
Approved the 2018-2019 LCS Utility Tracking/Energy Summary Report, motion made by Barbra Robinson, second by Maddlene Roberts.
A special meeting / work session for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Working Budget is set for Sept. 25, 2019 at 5:30 at the LCHS Library.
Approved creation, abolishment, and/or changes regarding postions, motion made by Jim See, second by Maddlene Roberts.
Approved Declaration of Emergency Certification for Teacher) regarding biology teacher vacancy at Lawrence County High School. Motion made by Barbra Robinson, second by Maddlene Roberts.
Approved updates to Lawrence County Schools 2019-2020 Salary Schedule from previous board actions, motion made by Barbra Robinson, second by Maddlene Roberts.
Superintendent’s Personnel Action/Update
September 16, 2019
Chet Pelfrey – Itinerant LBD Teacher
Dee Kay Burchett – FMD Teacher at Fallsburg Elementary School
Joey McClannahan – Technology Manager/Computer Maintenance Technician
Donnie Shapaka – Instructional Assistant at Louisa Middle School
Josie Clay – Full-Time Bus Monitor
James Skaggs – Full-Time Bus Monitor
Connie Carter – Full-Time Bus Monitor
Elizabeth Berry – Full-Time Bus Monitor
Substitute Bus Drivers
Change of Position
Thomas Burns – From District Technology Coordinator to District Administrator: Director of District-wide Services and Chief Information Officer
Jamie Russell – From Home Hospital Teacher to Itinerant LBD Teacher
Allison Brown – From Speech Language Pathologist Assistant to Speech Language Pathologist
Amber Bond – LBD Teacher at Louisa West Elementary School
(effective September 20, 2019)
Larry Whitt – Vehicle Mechanic II
James Kitchen – Vehicle Mechanic II
Charles Burchett – Part-Time Maintenance Worker I
Re: Request to the Lawrence County Board of Education for Creation and Change regarding Positions
Request the following position be created effective September 17, 2019:
- (1) Bus Driver Training Assistant ($2500/year set rate)
Request the following position be changed effective September 17, 2019:
- From (1) Maintenance Worker I (Classified Pay Scale; 3.5 hrs/day; 258 days max) to (1) Maintenance Worker I (Classified Pay Scale; 40hrs/week; 258 days max)