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School district approves insurance renewal; OKs several agenda items

Following the recognition portion of last week’s meeting honoring retiring Superintendent Scott Howard, members of the Butler County Board of Education approved a flurry of agenda items, including insurance renewal, salary schedule and employee handbook.  The Board met Tuesday, June 9, at the Butler County High School Auditorium.


Gina Tynes, with Hocker Family Insurance, was on hand to answer any question from Board members regarding the district’s insurance policies.  

“We are looking out for Butler County and are always working for you,” said Tynes.  “We are honored to do that.”  

The Board approved on a 5-0 vote the insurance renewal package from Hocker Family Insurance for the upcoming fiscal year.  Included are property, automobile, general liability, umbrella, inland marine, and worker’s compensation insurance.

“Thanks to Supt. Scott Howad and the Board for their support,” added Tynes.  


Stoye Young was introduced as the new principal at Butler County High School.  He was recently hired by the schools’ SBDM council to replace Michael Gruber, who is retiring effective June 30.  


The treasurer’s report for May was approved.  The beginning cash balance was $2,434,484.64.  Total receipts were $1,471,134,24.  Expenditures were $1,550,766.44.  The ending balance was $2,354,852.44.  By comparison, May of 2019 showed a balance of $1,525,270.59, which shows that the district had a balance of approximately $800,000 more now than last year.  Payment for all monthly bills was also approved.    


Under the consent agenda portion of the meeting, the Board approved the following additional items:


-Authorization for application for federal, state and private grants for FY 21 school year

-FY 21 Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Participation Agreement

-FY 21 SCN Procurement Certification

-FY 21 NSLP Indirect Cost Certification

-FY 21 SNP Sponsor Application

-FY 21 SCN Civil Rights Compliance Certification


Under student support services, the Board approved the following items:


-1st reading of FY 21 KSBA recommended policies and procedures updates

-Participation in non-certified substitute, emergency substitute, and paraprofessional programs for the FY 21 school year

-One year, emergency, and provisional certification for teachers of specified areas of shortage in order to fill unanticipated vacant teacher positions for FY 21 school year

-WKU fall 2020 student teacher assignment request

-FY 21 trash pick-up bid (Republic)

-FY 21 salary schedule

-FY 21 Fidelity (Performance) Bond of Treasurer

-FY 21 bond of depository

-FY 20 Audit contract and requirements through Carr, Riggs & Ingram

-FY 21 GRREC membership

-FY 21 Employee Handbook

-FY 21 Substitute Teacher Handbook


In a called meeting on Monday, June 8, the Board approved the reclassification of certain Central Office positions.  They will take effect July 1.  


  1.  Assistant Superintendent/Director of Pupil Personnel/Middle & High School Instructional Coordinator reclassified to  Assistant Superintendent/Director of Pupil Personnel/Chief Academic Officer

  2. Elementary Instructional Coordinator reclassified to Director of Instruction and Community Support

  3. Director of Technology, Maintenance, Energy Manager reclassified to Director of Technology and Energy Manager

  4. Director of Transportation and Safety reclassified to Director of Transportation, Maintenance and Safety

  5. Secretary of Transportation and Foods reclassified to Secretary of Transportation, Maintenance and Safety



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