School board conducts delayed April meeting

Posted April 17, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Clinton County Board of Education held a call meeting Monday night, April 15, basically in lieu of its monthly meeting that had been cancelled a week prior. Four of five members were on hand for the session.

The board took action on amending the current school year calendar as well as approving the tentative 2013-14 calendar. (A separate article on the school calendars can be found elsewhere, beginning on page 1.)

The board first recognized the Clinton County High School Academic team for its accomplishments this past season. The team, coached by Kathy Conner and Stacy Evans, won the district earlier this year. It also fared well later in the regional and had one student, Jacob Williams, compete and place in competition at the state level.

The board approved a host of leaves, mostly medical and/or family medical as well as a couple of maternity leaves, as follows:

Medical leave to Janet Beck through June 30, 2014; maternity leave for Kayla Mora through April 17; retroactive family medical to Kimberly Patton March 21-24 (the action was approved since the leave was granted between meetings); medical leave for Kimberly Fitzgerald through May 31; maternity leave for Erin Casada through April 22; family medical for Shirley Williams through June 30; medical leave for Elizabeth Sullivan through August 1; and a family medical leave for Wanda Mullins through May 23.

After approving between meeting disbursements and voting to pay claims and bills, the monthly personnel report was given, as follows: Classified hired–Tyler Young, KY-ASAP Coordinator, district wide; Ashley Hardin, April Speck and Stacia York, Early Childhood Coordinators, district wide. (The latter three were those chosen to fulfill a 90-day, $50,000 federal grant program to help assist area counties in developing an Early Childhood counseling program in their counties.); resignation–Nick Irwin, assistant baseball coach at CCHS; transfer–Michael Thompson from full-time substitute to full-time bus driver; and, substitute teacher–Emily Craig.

The board then voted to approve second and final reading of a Kentucky School Boards Association recommended policy amendment pertaining to fiscal restraint.

The board voted to retain G. Scott and Associates, Architects, to assist the board with the District Facility Plan. The fee shall be based on $1,000 per building, with a not to exceed cost of $8,000.

Superintendent Charlotte Bernard noted that the state requires the district update its District Facility Plan each five years and changes could be made or additions added to the updated plan.

The board also appointed board member Kevin Marcum to serve on the aforementioned planning committee and appointed one community member, Vince Ostertag, to the committee with two additional members from the community to be added later.

The board then voted unanimously to allow the Clinton County High School cheerleaders to conduct a fundraiser to support Relay For Life and approved a revision to the school districts Comprehensive District Improvement Plan.

Director of Pupil Personnel, Julie York, then gave the monthly attendance report for the eighth month of school. Overall, ADA (average daily attendance) was down, from 93.21 the same month last year to 91.96 this year. Some of the decrease was still attributed to illness as viruses of some type or another are still prevalent in the area.

Enrollment for the year, as a whole, remains up by some 27 students, standing at 1,735 currently enrolled to 1,708 enrolled through the same month a year ago.

The next regular meeting of the Clinton County Board of Education is scheduled for Monday, May 13 at 5 p.m. at the Central Office and is open to the general public.