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January 14, 2014

Recycle Bowl Awards presented

CORBIN — By LeeAnn Cain / Staff Writer

Monday’s meeting of the Laurel County  Board of Education saw London Mayor Troy Rudder present Recycle Bowl Awards to the top three schools in the district that participated in recycling.

The third place school was Johnson Elementary School, which recycled 5.23 pounds of garbage per person at the school. Second place was Keavy Elementary School, which recycled 6.69 pounds of garbage per person. The first place winner was Wyan-Pine Elementary School, which recycled 10.68 pounds of garbage per person.

Following the presentation, Rudder gave a speech about recycling efforts in the city of London. Rudder said that between 2008 and 2013, recycling programs had saved the city $1.2 million.

According to Rudder, in 2013, London sold around $450,000 in recycling material, and school recycling programs had collected around 307,000 pounds of garbage.

Rudder also discussed the importance of recycling and reducing the amount of garbage that goes into dumps.

“They don’t make more land,” Rudder told the audience. “We don’t need to waste what we’ve got by throwing garbage in it.”

Rudder said “in the future” he wanted to reduce what goes into local dumps by 80-85 percent.

In other board news:

—Jonathan Eppley presented the board with updates on the London Tiger After School Program. The program saw around 16 London Elementary School students that received an hour of assistance with reading, math and visual arts skills twice per week during the fall semester of this school year. The group gain in reading scores averaged 10.25 percent and the gain was 14.29 percent in math.

Eppley said the program was born out of his church, Vineyard Community Church, wanting to do something for the community.

“We wanted to get outside our walls and make a difference in our community so we developed a free tutoring program. We are going to tutor students in the 25 to 30 percentile range, those students that need that extra little push,” Eppley said.

“When you spend time with children and tell them they can do this, they’ll believe you,” Eppley said.

Eppley said he was looking to extend participation numbers this year. Board member Tommy Smith asked Eppley if there had been lower participation numbers due to issues with transportation this year, to which Eppley replied yes. He explained that some families didn’t have cars, and when it became cold some of the students who lived nearby couldn’t walk home from school in the cold.

Operation Tigers held a celebration Dec. 18 at Vineyard Community Church to honor student artwork and achievements. Board chairman  Joe Schekenfelder thanked Eppley for his services to the school.

—A change order was approved for Hacker Brothers, Philpot Enterprises and Arrow Electric for North Laurel Middle School. The final change order is pending approval from the Kentucky Department of Education.

—A report of the 2013-2014 Comprehensive School Improvement Plan was approved. The report stated the district had gone from one that needs improvement to proficient. The district had received an excellent audit, all of the elementary schools implemented a common math curriculum and Hunter Hills Elementary School became a school of distinction.

—A school facilities construction commission offer of assistance was recommended unanimously for approval. This provides the district with an annual amount of $59,000 for unmet construction needs that may arise throughout the year.

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