BC Bd of Education: Recognizes Student Achievement, Insurance, and Bonds
The Butler County Board of Education recognized a lot of student achievement before a crowd at Tuesday’s meeting in the Weymouth Martin Auditorium at Butler County High School. The Board also approved insurance contracts for the coming year and approved the sale of nearly $2 million in bonds.
Superintendent Scott Howard gave out certificates of recognition to many BCHS and BCMS students for achievements in regional and state competitions. Technical school students accepting honors included Zach Felty, Ty Lawrence, Van Daugherty, Noah Bryant, Aaron Jared, Chad Cardwell, Peyton Bratcher, Dakota Givens, Walker Weathers, and Logan Belcher. FCCLA students Allison Kurfiss, Matthew Embry and Lennon Johnson accepted their certificates, and the FCCLA chapter was recognized for being a Gold Honor Roll Chapter. Van Daugherty accepted recognition for becoming an FFA Star Farmer. Joseph Phillips accepted recognition for placing 39th at the International Bridge Building Contest. BCHS Rocket Team members Tristan Elmore, Tyler Johnson, Matthew Embry, Allison Kurfiss, and Lennon Johnson stood on stage to be recognized for their 36th place finish at the Team America Rocketry Challenge 2014. BCMS students Sierra Woodcock, Aubrey Hall, and Trevor Cardwell received their recognitions for honors at state STLP competition. The BCMS band was honored for achieving a Distinguished Rating at KMEA.
The Board spotlighted particular student achievements. BCHS technical school students Logan Belcher and Danny Richmond won the state Ford/AAA competition and will represent Kentucky at the national competition in Detroit, while fellow technical school student Zach Felty placed 1st in Job Skill Demonstration at the state Skills USA competition and advances to the nationals in Kansas City. BCHS tennis team members Chanda Hampton and Katona Dockery advanced to the state tennis tournament. Senior BCHS athletes Lynzie Clark and Zeke Woodcock signed national letters of intent to play at the college level. After all the recognitions and announcements, Board member Amy Hooten publicly thanked the parents of BCHS and BCMS students for all they do.
The Board approved several FY 15 insurance contracts, including $89,261 for property insurance renewal; $41,110 for fleet insurance renewal; $102,065 for workers compensation insurance renewal; $11,986 for umbrella insurance renewal; $32,092 for general liability, errors and omissions renewal; and $35,705 to renew with Roberts Insurance for student accident and student athletic insurance.
The Board approved a resolution to contract with the Butler County School District Finance Corporation for the sale of $1,930,000 in bonds. The sale will be May 21 at 10:00 a.m.