Board members sworn in; students recognized
The Butler County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, January 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Butler County Education Complex. Board members Karen Evans, Debbie Hammers, and Charles Price were administered the oath of office by David Tralbue. January is Board Appreciation Month and board members were presented gifts of appreciation from each of the schools in the district. Superintendent Scott Howard thanked the board for their service.
“Students are always the priority with this board,” said Howard.
Karen Evans was elected chairperson and Delbert Johnson was named vice-chairmen of the board. Board meetings will continue to be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
The board recognized the Butler County Middle School STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) participants:
Bully Busters: Olivia Jones, Gracie Grubb, Evan Johnson and Kane Gott (not pictured)
Environmental Connectors: Gracie Deel, Lauren Tyree, Katie West, Macy West and Haley Hope
Exercise for a Cure Relay for Life: Addison Hall, not pictured Aspen Arnold, Tori Shain, Hayden Johnson, Madison Clark, and Alyssa Pace
Power to the Pets: Brooklyn Henderson, Kenlei Skaggs, Dana Newland, Hannah West, (not pictured)
These groups attended the STLP Fall Regional Showcase Competition at WKU and have been invited to State STLP Conference in March.
Eric Elms presented the treasurer’s report:
Beginning balance: $1,229,614.95, receipts: $1,505,202.20 expenditures: $1,264,407.75, ending balance: $1,470,427.42.
The board approved the report and payment of monthly bills.
Superintendent Howard spoke to the board concerning school safety.
“We take the safety of our students very seriously. We have reviewed our polices, practiced lock down drills, and made sure our entries are secure,” said Howard.
“I have spoken with Butler County Sheriff Scottie Ward and MPD Chief Wilkins about walk-throughs at Morgantown Elementary and North Butler Elementary and they plan to start these soon,” added Howard.
The board approved the following:
BCHS NJROTC Trip Request to Paoli Peaks, IN on January 19-20, 2013
FY 14 Working Budget Draft
FY 14 Non- Resident Student Contracts with surrounding School Districts
Below is the breakdown per county of students attending/leaving Butler County schools.
Out of District Students 2013
# Students # Students
District Received Leaving Butler Co.
Logan County 6 4
Muhlenberg County 2 1
Edmonson County 4 3
Ohio County 13 5
Russellville Ind. 0 0
Bowling Green Ind. 0 0
Warren County 23 8
Grayson County 8 14
Totals 56 35
The following number of Butler County students are not enrolled in the district.
# of Students
Belmont Christian Academy 61
Oak Ridge Christian Academy 23
Home/Private Schools 53
The board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.