, Corbin, KY

February 25, 2014

Family resource center grants renewed, Corbin, KY

CORBIN — By LeeAnn Cain/ Staff Writer

The Family Resource Youth Service Center Continuation Grants for 2015-2016 were renewed at Monday’s meeting of the Laurel County Board of Education.

These grants are used to fund the family resource centers at the schools, and the amount of money granted to each school is determined by the number of students on the free lunch program, according to Superintendent Doug Bennett. The amount of the grants will not be known until May, Bennett said, but last year’s total was around $736,000.

In other board news:

—The Certificate of Substantial Completion on the Keavy Re-Roofing Project was approved. The approval was simply to close out the project and declare it finished.

—Pending Kentucky Department of Education approval, the board approved a Curriculum Associates contract that allows schools to provide additional resources such as diagnostic assessments, student progress monitoring and resources for individual instruction for students who need support in math and reading.

—A reciprocal agreement for non-resident students with Knox County Public Schools was approved. This is an agreement that Laurel County students can attend Knox County schools with the requirements that they maintain passing grades and have no problems with truancy or behavior, according to Director of Pupil Personnel for Laurel County Schools Rhonda Welch.

—Keller Brown of North Laurel Middle School was the first swimmer from Laurel County to qualify for state competition.

—Bush Elementary School won the 2014 Kentucky Region II National Archery in the Schools Tournament.

—North Laurel Middle School’s Math Counts Team qualified to compete at the state level.

—Whitney Rice of South Laurel High School won the regional tournament in archery.