Lawrence County Schools will be operating on a 2-hour delay today. (Friday, January 27, 2023). #AllinLC
10 days ago, Dr. Robbie Fletcher
KY School Board Recognition Month! District 2: Mr. Jim See #AllinLC @All_in_LC
11 days ago, Sarah Gauze
LC Board: Jim See
KY School Board Recognition Month! District 1: Ms. Maddlene Roberts #AllinLC @All_in_LC
12 days ago, Sarah Gauze
LC Board M Roberts
LCHS Academic Team hosted the District Governor's Cup Competition on Saturday, January 21, 2023! #AllinLC @All_in_LC
13 days ago, Sarah Gauze
LCHS Academic Team
LCHS Academic Team
LCHS hosted the Kentucky State Police's Aggressive Intruder training on Thursday, January 19, 2023! #AllinLC @All_in_LC
13 days ago, Sarah Gauze
LCHS KSP Training
Louisa Middle Schools Academic Team Coach, Mr. Smith discusses the teams' district success and future! #AllinLC @All_in_LC
13 days ago, Sarah Gauze
LMS Smith
KY School Board Recognition Month! District 3: Ms. Garnett Skaggs #AllinLC @All_in_LC
13 days ago, Sarah Gauze
Garnett Skaggs
Character Counts! Trustworthiness! #AllinLC @All_in_LC
13 days ago, Sarah Gauze
Character Counts! Reputation
Fallsburg Elementary School hosts the KY Engineering Exposure Network through the KY Transportation Cabinet! #AllinLC @All_in_LC
14 days ago, Sarah Gauze
FES Keen
FES PICs of KEEN
Louisa Middle hosts the Middle School Governor's Cup Competition! Proud of our students from Louisa Middle, Fallsburg, and Blaine! #AllinLC @All_in_LC
14 days ago, Sarah Gauze
LC Schools Governors Cup
LC Governors Cup competition
LC Schools Local Planning Committee Meeting Summary January 12, 2023 The Local Planning Committee held its third and final Public Forum on January 12, 2023, at 5:00 PM at the LCHS in Louisa, KY. There were no community members in attendance. The Local Planning Committee meeting was held directly after the public forum on Thursday, January 12, 2023. Dr. Fletcher thanked the committee members for their attendance at all the meetings throughout the process. Mr. Matt Maynard, Chair, called the LPC meeting to order at 5:33 PM. The floor was given to Dr. Fletcher to discuss the final District Facilities Plan (DFP) update, with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) recommendations. The DFP plan was sent to John Gilbert at KDE and the plan was returned to LC Schools with priority changes and/or recommendations. A rule that the LPC was not aware of, was the fact that if a building is not greater than thirty years old (built by 1988), then it cannot be listed in the Priority 1 section of the plan. Some items listed on the plan were recategorized into different sections of the plan due to this rule, but there were no building projects cut by KDE. “There were no items removed from the plan by the Kentucky Department of Education, which is not always the case,” was a statement provided by Mr. Paul Christy. Mr. Christy is the KY School Plant Manager Association, who is currently assisting LC Schools with their DFP plan. Louisa West Elementary School is still in the Priority 1 section of the plan, with the recommendation of a new building. The greatest change to the plan is with Blaine Elementary School. A new cafeteria may be constructed, instead of a new gymnasium. Another change to the plan by KDE was with Louisa West Elementary School. LWES will become a preschool through the second-grade school. Also, KDE will only allow for two preschool classrooms, but four additional classrooms may be added through funding by LIPSA. The Louisa Middle School building’s major renovation will still include a complete roof replacement. The rest of the District Facilities Plan remained relatively the same. Once all the Local Planning Committee members reviewed the final draft of the District Facilities Plan, a roll-call style vote was taken by Mr. Maynard. The Local Planning Committee members include Jim See, Neil Wilson, Darrell Combs, Chuck Price, LaKeisha Huff, Matt Maynard, Shawn Jennings, Teresa Prince, Ed Dixon, Heather Frazier, Jessica Helton, and Thomas Burns. All LPC members unanimously voted yes, to the final draft of the District Facilities Plan. The meeting ended with a motion to adjourn made by Mr. See and a second was provided by Mr. Dixon. The DFP will be on the agenda for acceptance at the Lawrence County School Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 6:00 PM in the library of the Lawrence County High School. All community members are always encouraged and invited to attend all LC Schools Board Meetings. For public viewing of the meeting via the Internet, use this link: http://bit.ly/3XiPwguor you may use the QR Code to view the meeting.
17 days ago, Sarah Gauze
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Lawrence County Board of Education Regular Meeting January 17, 2023 The Regular Meeting of the Lawrence County Board of Education was held at the Lawrence County High School library on January 17, 2023, at 6:00 PM. The LC Board Members Jim See-Chairman, Maddlene Roberts-Vice Chair, Barbara Robinson, and Garnett Skaggs were all present in person. Before the meeting began, Ms. Garnett Skaggs and Ms. Maddlene Roberts were sworn back into their positions as Board Members of the Lawrence County Board of Education. These ladies were unopposed in the election. Ms. Skaggs and Ms. Roberts have been fixtures on the LC Board of Education. Ms. Skaggs has remained on the board for fourteen years, while Ms. Roberts has served for twenty-plus years. We would like to congratulate them on this accomplishment. We also want to thank them for their continued diligence and support in working for the students of Lawrence County. Mr. See called the regular meeting to order. The first order of business was to approve the agenda and attend to organizational items. Each January, the Board is required to appoint a chairperson and a vice chairperson. Mr. See was nominated to act as Chairperson by Maddlene Roberts and was seconded by Garnett Skaggs. Maddlene Roberts was nominated to act as Vice-Chair by Garnett Skaggs and seconded by Barbara Robinson, and the motion passed by consensus. The next order of business was setting the schedule of the regular LC Board of Education meetings for the 2023 calendar year. Voting determined the location of meetings to be held at the library of Lawrence County High School. The location will only change during March to Blaine Elementary School and in October to Fallsburg Elementary School. The dates are set as the third Monday of each month, except for January and February, as they will be held on the Tuesday after because of federal holidays. The time for all regular meetings is set for 6:00 PM. In the student/staff presentations and recognitions, a moment of silence was given for Mr. Jim Shannon and Ms. Tammy Jackson, who recently passed. Mr. Shannon was a well-known member of the community. He worked at LC Schools as a computer technician and bus driver. Ms. Jackson was a bus monitor and was remembered as having a great love for the students in her care. Next, Dr. Fletcher highlighted and presented the LC Board Members with a proclamation from Judge Executive, Phil Carter. There were also certificates issued by the KY School Board Association presented to each of the LC Board Members for their work and dedication to the LC School System. In the Superintendent update, Dr. Fletcher discussed that the county government has started the dirt removal process for the high school turf project. The county’s efforts will save the school system an estimated $60,000. Dr. Fletcher reviewed the LPC (Local Planning Committee) and has approved the DFP (District Facilities Plan) revisions recommended by the KDE (Kentucky Department of Education). The EKEBC (Eastern KY Elementary Conference Tournament) ended with Blaine Elementary cheerleaders winning first place and Louisa East winning the A, B, and C team championships. Dr. Fletcher reflected on the way the elementary teams cheered each other throughout the season. The LCHS girls’ basketball team won the 2A Sectional Championship and competed in the state competition. The drafting phase of the LC Portrait of a Graduate is continuing to be developed. The central office administration is completing a second round of classroom walkthroughs. The focus is on questioning techniques and the gradual release model. Ms. Brady, LCHS principal, has been collaborating with Morehead State University to establish a future teaching program in Lawrence County. Dr. Fletcher continues to participate in legislative updates and discussions as part of the Local Superintendent’s Advisory Council. The last day to apply for the vacant position on the LC Board of Education is on January 18, 2023, at 4:00 PM. In public comments, a question was raised about how the LC curriculum is selected. Dr. Fletcher also addressed a question from Mr. See concerning the selection of curriculum in each school. While there are local textbook committees appointed that focus on curriculum issues, Dr. Fletcher has the final say on these issues. In student learning and support services, the minutes for December 19, 2022, Regular Meeting were approved. The claims and orders of the treasurer were also approved. There was a discussion of a $363,000 energy bond payment, which will be paid off in the year 2027. The monthly financial report was provided by Finance Officer, Brandi Peters. The beginning balance for December 2023 was 14,163,447, with the total revenue being 2,000,431. The expenditures for the month totaled $1,991,630. The Fund 1 cash balance for December was $2,686,330. The ending balance of all funds was $14,463,828. The balance sheets reflect the balance for each fund as of December 31, 2023. The 2023-2024 Draft Budget meeting date and time were set for January 31, 2023, in the LCHS Library at 6:00 PM. In the consent agenda, the LC Board Members will be attending the KSBA 2023 Annual Conference and training. Several contracts and memorandums were on the agenda. There were several LCHS fundraisers from the BES and LCHS. A request for assistance was brought forward by LEES for families facing financial difficulties. All were approved by the LC Board. In construction projects and facility planning, the Local Planning Committee (LPC) approved the draft of the District Facility Plan (DFP). There has been a total of five LPC meetings and three public forums. The KY Department of Education (KDE) returned the DFP with revisions and suggestions. One of the greatest changes to the plan was to Blaine Elementary School. The plan originally had a new box gymnasium being built for the school. However, the new plan has a new cafeteria being built, with renovations to the existing gymnasium. There were also some priority list changes, because of the thirty-year rule. This rule states, if the section of a building needs renovation and is over thirty years old, it cannot be listed as priority one construction. Some of the renovations listed in the priority one section had to be moved to priority five because of this rule. The LC Board Members set the date of a District Facility Plan (DFP) Public Hearing date on January 26, 2023, at 5:30 PM in the LCHS Library. Mr. Paul Cindy will be conducting this meeting. In relation to the softball facility project, an invoice was issued for the professional services of RossTarrant Architects for an invoice total of $1,051.59. Also, there was a completion date change due to adverse weather conditions and delays. The delay was for eight days, which moved the completion date to June 29, 2023. An invoice for LE Gregg for services for the LCHS Softball Fieldhouse for $2,700. The LC Board Members approved the design of the LCHS turf football field project. There was a discussion about having either gray or yellow lines for soccer. Design A with the gray lines was chosen by the LC Board Members. Dr. Fletcher explained once the dirt has been completely removed, gravel will be added to the field. It is estimated, with good weather, the construction may take 8-10 weeks. In other action, the Post-School Predictor Implementation Project ARP ESSER Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Commonwealth of KY, KY Department of Education, and the Lawrence County Public School District for Jan 20, 2023, through Sept 30, 2024, totaling $150,000 was approved. The Regular LC Board Meeting entered into an executive session for a Student Discipline/Expulsion Hearing. There will be a Special LC Board Meeting held on January 31, 2023, at 6:00 PM in the LCHS library. The next Lawrence County Regular LC Board Meeting will be held on February 21, at 6:00 PM in the LCHS library. All residents are always invited to attend the Lawrence County Board Meetings to become aware of the issues affecting our students and schools. The meetings may also be viewed virtually through the public viewing link. A copy of the most recent Lawrence County Board agendas & meetings may be found on the current Lawrence County District webpage at www.lawrence.k12.ky.us. #AllinLC
17 days ago, Sarah Gauze
LC Board Reelection
Character Counts! Trustworthiness! #AllinLC @All_in_LC
17 days ago, Sarah Gauze
Character Counts!  Trust!
LC Tennis receives an ARC Gives Back grant, presented to LC Head Tennis Coach, Joey McClanahan by Ms. Brandi Murriell. #AllinLC @All_in_LC
17 days ago, Sarah Gauze
LC Tennis ARC gives Back grant
Louisa East Elementary School hosts a mock academic meet before the Governor's Cup competition! #AllinLC @All_in_LC
17 days ago, Sarah Gauze
LEES Mock Academic Meet
Photos of Academic Meet
Louisa West Elementary School focuses on small-group instruction! #AllinLC @All_in_LC
17 days ago, Sarah Gauze
LWES Small Groups
The LCHS Pre-Nursing Program has a fundraiser occurring on Tuesday, Jan 17, 2023! Location: Texas Roadhouse, 501 Winchester Ave, Ashland, KY!
21 days ago, Sarah Gauze
LCHS Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser
Good Luck to the LCHS girls' basketball team competing in the KY 2A Championships! The Bulldogs will play Rowan County on Friday, Jan 13, 2023, at 7:30 PM in Owensboro, KY. #AllinLC @All_in_LC
24 days ago, Sarah Gauze
LC Girls Basketball Schedule
LC Head Football Coach, Alan Short comments on excavation for the turf football field project! #AllinLC @All_in_LC
24 days ago, Sarah Gauze
Turf Field Short Comments
Turf Field Photos
Blaine Elementary School had Cledus T. Judd visit for a motivational assembly on Wednesday, January 11, 2023! #AllinLC @All_in_LC
24 days ago, Sarah Gauze
BES Motivational Assembly