BC Board Receives Praise
Butler County Board of Education praised for cooperation with BC Chamber for this year's Green River Catfish Festival
The Butler County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, July 12 at the Early Childhood Training Center. Board members Amy Hood, Delbert Johnson, Debbie Hammers and Richie Ellis were in attendance. Ryan Daugherty was not present. Amy Hood opened the meeting with the district’s mission statement: “BUILDING Character and 21st Century Skills,
COLLABORATING with Families and the Community, SHAPING the Next Generation of Local and Global Citizens.
Next the board approved several items before recognizing members of the Butler County High School Track Team for their success at state and national meets. Those in attendance who were recognized were Erica Sales, Bailey Moore, Parker Smith and Landon Binion.
Superintendent Robert Tuck gave his monthly report which included correspondence from Becky Hankins, Miss Butler County Fair Pageants Chairperson, thanking the Board for the use of the Early Childhood Training Center for the pageants in conjunction with the Green River Catfish Festival this year. Mr. Tuck praised those school district staff who had been onsite to help with the pageants and the board for being willing to let the Chamber of Commerce use not, just the ECTC but also the high school gym, for the volleyball tournament and the high school softball field for the terrapin race. Both Superintendent Tuck and Ryan Emmick talked about the benefits in collaborating with the community. They also noted that the BCHS STEM club had a booth at the Green River Catfish Festival which was widely praised by people from both in and out of Butler County.
Later in the meeting Mr. Tuck shared his excitement about a district-wide training to be held on Monday, August 8. The training, Designing for Engagement, will be conducted in cooperation with the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative (GRREC) in a continued effort to engage students at a deeper level.
The board discussed streamlining many policies and procedures, including policies for out of district students.
The board also discussed several personnel matters with many new hires for the 2022-2023 school year including a lengthier discussion about the lack of applicants for Speech Language Pathologists for the district. There was discussion about contracting these positions out, but concerns were raised about the distinction of board employee or a business contracted to provide a service. The matter was tabled until more research and discussion could take place.