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DCPS Alters School Calendar Due to Snow Days

Board of Education General 03 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (2/18/14) – A day previously slated as a professional development day for educators in the Daviess County School District will be a school day for a students under a proposal the Daviess County Board of Education approved at its luncheon meeting today.

Daviess County Public Schools Superintendent Owens Saylor recommended the board approve making March 7 a school day, and using May 20, the date of the primary election, as a professional day instead.

DCPS board members Frank Riney and Mike Clark both expressed concern about the abnormal number of snow days due to severe weather, and its impact on instructional time for students.

Saylor said it’s an issue many districts in the area are having to address.

During a review of discussion items, a proposed budget for the next school year was presented.

Under the plan, approximately $32.23 million would be allocated to Site-Based Decision Making councils at schools in the Daviess County School district under a preliminary plan presented to the Daviess County Board of Education.

Matt Robbins, assistant superintendent of finance and operations, told the board the dollar amounts for each school are based on projected enrollment numbers for the 2014-15 school year, and that the values could change closer to the start of the new school year. He said the enrollment estimates are part of a formula to determine allocations.

“Don’t get too attached to this,” Robbins told the board regarding the document.

He also pointed out the allocation allotment includes $133.95 for each student, a full one-third more than the state requires. The dollar amount is calculated at 3.5 percent of per-pupil funding, also known as SEEK.

In other business, the board reviewed initial reports that will be presented for final approval at its regular meeting Thursday night, including information about developing construction renovation plans for Daviess County High School and Country Heights Elementary School. Both are getting updates to their HVAC systems, and Daviess County High School is slated for work that will expand the administrative area of the school along with improvements to the special needs area. Country Heights’ ceiling and flooring is included in its renovation plan.

David Humphrey, director of maintenance and operations for DCPS, told the board the plans for review will be ready for members’ approval at the meeting Thursday night. Once approved, he explained, the project will begin its 21-day bid period.

Board members also heard a report from Julie Clark, the district’s assistant superintendent for teaching and learning. Clark told the board several early graduation requests are likely to be presented for the board’s approval Thursday night.

Board members and administrators discussed concerns about the requests after it was pointed out that some of the students are set to enroll in college courses but may not have completed performance requirements the district provides as part of its services. As a result, Clark said, sometimes students are required to enroll in remedial courses as part of their college curriculum, which could prove more expensive for the student in the long run. She said she has tried to discourage parents from pursuing the early graduation request for that reason.

Dennis Beard
SurfKY News

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