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February 15, 2013

Whitley BOE extends contract

CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

Four more years — Whitley County Board of Education members agreed that’s what Superintendent Scott Paul will have in his new contract with the school system.

Board members went into an approximately 30-minute executive session during their regular monthly meeting Thursday.

When they opened the meeting back to the regular session, board member Delmar Mahan said Paul faced a rough road as superintendent.

“He’s been dealt a lot of issues,” Mahan said. “And he’s done an outstanding job dealing with those issues.”

He said he had “no problem” with renewing Paul’s contract to June 30, 2018, and with that, Mahan made the motion to approve the renewal.

It was seconded by Board member J.E. Jones. In a roll-call vote, board members were unanimous in their decision.

In other board of education business:

— The new building plans for Pleasant View Elementary School was unanimously approved Thursday.

Kelly Ives, with RossTarrant, appeared before the board to show schematic drawing of the new elementary school.

“It’s a nice facility,” Paul said. Board Chair Larry Lambdin said he liked the idea of having sections that can be sealed off during various events or activities at the school. “It’s long overdue,” Lambdin said.

Lambdin made the motion to approve the schematics, with a second from Board member Malorie Cooper. A roll-call vote showed the board was unanimous in the decision.

— Whitley County Central Primary school is closer to getting its HVAC system installed. During the meeting Thursday, members approved the RossTarrant company to advertise bids to do the work at the school.

“We’re shooting for this (to be complete) this summer,” Paul said, adding time was getting short.

Lambdin motioned for this step, and it was seconded by Jones. Board members voted unanimous in this decision.

— Board members unanimously agreed to accept assistance from the Kentucky Department of Education’s KETS program. The monies from KETS must have a match made by the receiving board.

It was explained these monies go toward improving technology for the student body.

The money offered totals $42,601.

Lambdin motioned for acceptance with a second from Jones.

— Board members also reviewed the preliminary 2013/2014 Site-Based Decision Making council allocations. Lambdin motioned for their approval, with a second from Jones.

— Members of the Whitley County High School academic team were honored during the regular meeting Thursday.

Team members honored by the board were Michael Prewitt, Conner Campbell, Will Kirgan, Ethan Sweet, Brandi Paul, Sarah Smith and Erica Leach. The team is coached by Kenny Siler.

— Also honored were members of the custodial team for going “Above and Beyond” when helping the family of a student killed in a car crash get through the process.

Those honored by board members were Stuart Conlin, Elmer Petrey, Lewis Lawson and Jason Cox.

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