EDMONTON — METCALFE BD. OF ED.
DATE: Feb. 10, 2014 ACTIONS: School board members took the following actions: Approved second reading on policy 01.42; agreed to use March 21, which was originally scheduled as a professional development day, as a make-up day; approved minutes of January meeting; approved field trips, fundraisers and personnel items as presented; approved family resource and youth service center continuation plan; approved finance report andwarrants; and approved January travel for Dr. Benny Lile, superintendent.
RECOGNITIONS: The followingwere recognized during the meeting: Alexandria Baker, student of the month; Wanda Barlow, classified staff of themonth; Jennifer Shearer, certified staff of the month; Jordan Samuels, who was chosen as the fifth ever state STLP engineer from Metcalfe County and will be attending the KySTE Conference in LouisvilleMarch 4-7. Herby Bunch, transportation director, and his staff were commended for their work during the inclementweather.
REPORTS: School board members heard the following reports: Coach’s Closet Program; Youth Service and Family ResourceCenters; Kentucky SchoolBoardAssociation conference; Bennie Stephens reported an internal review for certified personnel will be done at the high school on Wednesday and Thursday; kindergarten screener, Brigance, whichwas given to all kindergarten students at entry level in January has been released showing the district scored 51 percent and that the state average was 49 percent; Dwight Ross, finance director, reported the district asmore than $2.9 million in cash in the bank and that a CD was transferred to the cash account because the district can earn more interest that way; the district’s technology match of $13,000, which was approved earlier, has arrived; and the district is about $7,000 ahead in tax collections fromthe same time last year.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: AKentucky Department of Education reviewteamwill visitMetcalfeCountyHigh School Wednesday and Thursday. The district local planning committee will meet Feb. 17, during which there will be a presentation from the architect. The district will be receiving a $193,000 check from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for damage to the old central office building and the payment will conclude the district’s claims with FEMA. A new speech pathologist, Wendy Embry, was hired after a current employee left towork for another school district.
PUBLIC COMMENT: Shane Coffey informed the school board theMetcalfe County EducationAssociation, in conjunction with the Kentucky Education Association, is planning aDay of Learning event on Feb. 18 in Frankfort.
– GinaKinslow, reporter