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Board Approves Dean of Students for BCHS

North Butler Elementary Principal Josh Belcher

The Butler County Board of Education met in special session on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Butler County Education Complex. Karen Evans, Debbie Hammers, and Delbert Johnson were present.
The board approved the job description and creation of position for Dean of Students for Butler County High School.  According to BCHS Principal Pat O’Driscoll the high school will go from two counselors to one counselor and a Dean of Students. 
“The Dean of Students will do evaluations and other administrative duties,” said O’Driscoll.   
Superintendent Scott Howard informed the board that Butler County is no longer a test site for the GED. 

“We will continue to offer the GED classes but students will have to travel to a test site,” said Howard. 

Josh Belcher, the new principal at North Butler Elementary, was in attendance and introduced to the board. 
“We are excited to have Mr. Belcher at North Butler Elementary and he has hit the ground running,” said Howard.

Eric Elms gave the treasurer’s report:
Beginning Balance: $2,346,971.98
Receipts: $1,716,471.67
Expenditures: $2,638,464.92
Ending Balance: $1,424,978.73

The following events were announced:
July 29, 2014  MES Kindergarten Open House- 5:30pm Gymnasium
July 31, 2014   MES Open House 1st and 2nd Grades- 5:30pm Gymnasium
                          BCHS Freshmen Orientation- 8:00 am -1:00pm
                          BCMS Jumpstart- 8:00am-1:30pm
                          6th Grade Open House- 5:30pm
August 4, 2014 MES Open House 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades- 5:30pm Gymnasium
                          NBES Open House Kindergarten -5:00pm
                          NBES Open House Grades 1st-5th- 6:00- 8:00pm

The board approved the following items:

  • BCHS STN Trip Request to Attend STN (ABSC) Camp in Lee’s Summit, Missouri on July 27th – Aug 1st, 2014
  • FY 14 Dairy Products Bid from Purity Dairies LLC  
  • KEDC FY 15 Groceries/Supplies Bid from Gordon Food Service
  •  KEDC FY 15 Bakery Products Bid from Bimbo Bakeries (Earthgrains Baking Co.)    
  •  FY 15 Ice Cream Bid from Brown’s Ice Cream Co.
  •  FY 15 Food Service Pest Control with Leitchfield Exterminators 
  •  FY 15 Chemicals Bid with Southern Foods
  •  FY 15 BCS Employee Handbook
  • FY 15 Student Handbooks for Butler County Middle, Morgantown Elementary, and North Butler Elementary Schools
  • FY 15 Faculty Handbooks for Butler County Middle, Morgantown Elementary, and North Butler Elementary Schools
  • FY 15 School Year ARC Chairpersons 

In their final action of the evening the board approved the bid for re-finishing of BCHS Gym Floor during fall break.

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