, Corbin, KY


June 10, 2014

Right on Track

Career Readiness Center report given during meeting

CORBIN — By Kristina Smith / Staff Writer

The Laurel County Board of Education received a good report at Monday’s board meeting concerning the construction of its Career Readiness Center set to open in August 2015.

“It’s been an outstanding month and great progress has been made,” project manager Kevin Cheek told the board.

Steel beams and concrete walls have continued to be placed as planned and Cheek is enthusiastic about the centers completion despite it being what he described as “a very complicated structural system.”  

“This time next month we will see a lot more progress. You will be able to see more height to the building,” Cheek said.

The board asked Cheek to place a sign at the construction sight informing passing motorists of what is being constructed. Cheek agreed to move a sign that is already posted on a worksite trailer to a location more visible.

Deputy Superintendent Denise Griebel said the center will be available to high school seniors as a way to prepare for a career or higher education. Biomedical sciences, engineering, industrial maintenance technology and health sciences are just a few of the programs that will be offered to students.

In other board news:

—Three students and four teachers were recognized for their achievements.  David Fitchpatrick, of North Laurel High School, and Andrew Worley, of South Laurel High School, were recognized for their lifetime school attendance records.  Fitchpatrick graduated with only three absences throughout his school career and Worley graduated with seven.  Both students were awarded with a $200 check.  Autumn Brown, of the McDaniel Learning Center, was awarded a $750 Sherman-Carter-Barnhart, PSC scholarship.  Brown plans to study to be a physical therapy assistant.  Jennifer Robinson and Deirdre Brewer, of North Laurel High School, along with Chris Hubbard, of South Laurel Middle School, and Dustin Tuggle, of South Laurel High School, received National Board Certification.  The certification is a voluntary assessment program for teachers designed to develop and recognize accomplished teachers.

—A contract was awarded to Elmo Greer & Sons LLC for the Laurel County Turn Lane Project, BG 13-021 and BG-1 upon approval of the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.  The contract will save the school system more than $20,000.

—Bids for school pictures and yearbooks were approved.  The school will continue to have pictures done by Forever Memories Photography.  Yearbooks will continue to be done through Jostens.

—The recommended technology bids were approved for the 2014-2015 school year.  Barney Paslick, CIO of technology, noted that technology bids are evaluated every six months to deal with changing technological needs the school system may face.


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