Board of Education Meeting


Mackenzie Rose

Mackenzie Rose with Darlene Gifford

Allison Hendrics

Allison Hendricks with Wendell Haag

Jessie Giles

Jessie Giles with Dr. John Burns

Robertson County Board of Education

Media Release

September 18, 2017

Board Meeting


The September 18, 2017 Robertson County Board of Education meeting was called to order by Chairman John Burns.


Items Approved by the Board at its September 18, 2017 board meeting were:


  • Approval of agenda and agenda amendments
  • Approval to have a three-minute recess
  • Approval of the following board meeting minutes: July 17, 2017 and August 23, 2017
  • Approval of payment of all bills and claims
  • Approval of the following travel/trip request:


Travel Request

8/28/17-8/29/17-Lauren Hughes to Progress monitoring/IEP Training in Morehead KY

09/05/17-Tamara Leadingham to DOSE Updates Training in Lexington KY

9/07/17-Tamara Leadingham to VI Training in Ashland KY

9/12/17-9/13/17-Tamara Leadingham to ELL Training in Frankfort KY

9/22/17-Tamara Leadingham to DOSE Training in Morehead KY

9/28/17-Tamara Leadingham to ELL Training in Frankfort KY

9/14/17-Holly Linville to KEDC for PD in Lexington KY

9/26/17- Holly Linville to KEDC for DAC Cadre-Central in Lexington KY

11/10/17-Holly Linville to KEDC for PD in Lexington KY

1/19/18-Holly Linville to KEDC for PD in Lexington KY

3/9/18-Holly Linville to KEDC for PD in Lexington KY

6/8/18-Holly Linville to KEDC for PD in Lexington KY

11/15/17-11/17/17-Tracy Teegarden to KASBO in Lexington KY

10/16/17-10/17/17-Valerie Creasman and 3 to 4 other Certified Staff Members to Sources of Strength Training in Maysville, KY

9/22/17-Lauren Hughes to Morehead Convention Center for ART in Morehead KY

9/29/17-9/30/17-Shanda Gay to ECET2KY Training in Pikeville, KY

10/25/17-10/28/17-Frank Gifford to National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana

School Related Student Trip Requests

9/21/17-Valerie Creasman, Sanford Holbrook, and Holly Linville to Morehead State University for the college fair

9/29/17-Brandi Thayer and FCCLA to Fall Regional Meeting at Maysville Community College

10/10/17-Erica Carpenter and Band to Morehead State University for the Symphony Band Concert

10/20/17-First and Second Grade (Rebecca Schalch) to attend the Evan’s Orchard in Georgetown, KY

10/24/17-Preschool and Kindergarten (Johnson and Hughes) to attend the Evan’s Orchard in Georgetown, KY

School Related Student Out of State Trip Requests

10/25/17-10/18/17-RCS FFA National Convention Trip to Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Approval of the following fundraisers:

School Fundraisers

10/1/17-10/16/17- Shanda Gay for Class of 2022 for Little Caesars Pizza Kits

11/10/17-Aaron Massey for Class of 2018 Fish Fry and Quarter Auction

12/13/17-12/19/17-Penguin Patch Christmas Shops for the students Attendance Awards 

  • No building use requests:

Building Use Request


  • Acknowledged the following personnel actions (Pending completion of all Board requirements):


Wendy Mitchell-Certified Substitute

Leslie Cooke-Duzan-Certified Substitute

Layla Insko-Bus Monitor/Classified Substitute


  • Approval of the 2016-2017 financial audit report
  • Approval of the 2017-2018 working budget
  • Approval of 1st reading of policies
  • Approval of amended 17-18 school calendar
  • Approval to enter executive session pursuant to KRS 61.810(1)(b) to discuss data security.  Executive session is necessary due to involvement of student and school data confidentiality.
  • Approval to re-enter open session.
  • Adjournment


Items Reviewed/Discussed by the Board at its September 18, 2017 board meeting with No Action Taken were:

The following students of the month were recognized and encouraged to keep up the good work:  Mackenzie Rose, Brice Sparrow, Allison Hendricks, Corbin Whisman, Jessie Giles, and Alex Williams.


Mr. Johnson, Principal, presented his Principal’s report to the Board by thanking the Board for the school to have the needed new positions.  He introduced the new teachers, instructional assistants, and counselor hired this year.  Mr. Johnson has been in the classrooms giving support and they are all doing wonderful.

Mrs. Linville, D.P.P./IS, presented an attendance report to the Board stating month one attendance is at 97.63%.  Mrs. Linville has been working on getting the growth factor report completed that is due October 1, 2017.  The district received a usage report on the new Flocabulary program and the usage by teachers has been outstanding.

Miss Teegarden, Finance Officer, presented a Finance Officer’s report and monthly financial report for August 2017 to the Board.  An available cash balance of each fund was discussed, total funds cash ending balance, total revenues and disbursements for the month, the bank reconciliation, and Board members reviewed a cash flow projection up through the end of the end of December 2017.  The Board reviewed the general fund monthly financial report showing percentages of revenues received for the year and expenditures paid to date compared to amounts budgeted.  A list of all bills for September 2017 was received presented.

The PLC presentations will be at the next regular board meeting.

Mr. Holbrook, Superintendent, presented to the Board how the school district has some great new teachers and staff this year.  He commended the Board for trusting in us and allowing us to bring back all the programs to our students.  The academic team has been brought back with their first meet this week.  The Superintendent Student Council for the 17-18 year has been selected.  There are 14 new members.  Extended school services (ESS) began today.  Elementary can stay on Mondays and Wednesdays, and high school will stay Tuesdays and Thursdays.  They are working to get the gifted program improved and implemented at the school for the year.

In communications, class of 2018 senior sponsor, Aaron Massey, discussed with the Board the plans for the senior trip that will be in March 2018.


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