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White announces retirement from education foundation

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Briefs from Nelson County School Board's June 19 meeting

By Kacie Goode

Dorothy White announced her retirement at the June 19 Nelson County Board of Education meeting from Nelson County Schools’ Community Support Foundation, which raises funds to support educational experiences in the district. White has served as the director of the group since retiring as executive director of the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce.

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Since rebooting the nonprofit organization in 2016, White said the group has grown scholarships from three the first year to 13 this year, which were awarded to various students at an alumni event in April. Total donations and grants to date, she said, is at $12,500 with an additional grant from AT&T and plans to partner with some distilleries in the future.

White’s retirement is effective June 30.

“It has been my pleasure to have had this opportunity to serve the Nelson County Schools as the director of the foundation for the past two-and-a-half years,” White said, reading her statement to the board at the meeting. “I feel that we have met or exceeded the goals set forth at the beginning of my employment and I look forward to seeing the foundation grow and prosper in the coming years.”

Little League Basketball agreement approved

The board approved an agreement with the Nelson County Parks and Recreation Department and the Nelson County Fiscal Court in which the Recreation Department will provide a youth basketball program for children in grades fourth through sixth in Nelson County.

Salary schedules approved for 2018-19

The board approved a new salary book for the 2018-19 school year, which has been reformatted to fit a new theme across the district. The book includes a list of pay dates for the year, which include some minor changes, bumps in pay for bus monitors, and reflects changes in several positions, including enhanced director positions.

New coordinator and job revisions approved

The board approved adding a college and career readiness coordinator, who will work in schools directly with students. It also approved revisions to the job descriptions for a school resource officer and chief finance officer — for which hires have since been made — as well as the abolishment of 23 now-obsolete positions.

GRREC membership approved

The board approved joining the Green River Regional Education Cooperative, which serves 43 districts and offers services such as grant writing, data retreats, crisis response, symposiums, conferences and other supports. Superintendent Wes Bradley said the membership would allow the district to collaborate with others in new and innovative ways.

The district also approved policy changes, master schedules, a mini grant, an agreement with the Office of Vocational Rehab, a Medicaid agreement and heard a presentation about data security.

Additional information from June 19’s meeting, including personnel notifications, minutes from previous meetings and details on aforementioned approvals can be viewed on the district’s website under the Board of Education tab, district e-meeting. Or CLICK HERE. Diane Berry participated in the meeting via teleconference.