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December 2012

Lincoln County High School

Advisory Council 

December 17, 2012


The Lincoln County High School Advisory Council met in its regular scheduled meeting on December 17, 2012 in the LCHS Media Center office. The meeting was called to order by principal, Tim Godbey at 4:00 pm.


Members Present:                                                                 Guests Present:                     

Tim Godbey                                                                             Karen Hatter 

Brad Petrey                                                                

Natalie Sutton                                                                        

Jennifer Kaiser

Doc Spangler



Opening Business

A. Agenda-The agenda was reviewed and there were no amendments.

B. Review minutes of November meeting-The minutes of the meeting were reviewed and no changes were necessary.

C. Good News Report-The Winter Showcase was a huge success. This event drew in the highest number of parent involvement other than a sporting event.  The KYMCA Club presented to legislature in Frankfort a bill on Human Trafficking in Kentucky. It was one of the 10 bills accepted out of the 41 bills presented.  We have had 100% attendance for staff three times this year. LCHS was recognized as the 16th region winner for attendance at 94.44% for high schools.    

E. Public Comment-None 

Student Achievement

  1. Review 90 Day School Improvement Plan- Staff will revisit nonnegotiables on January 2nd during the staff meeting.  The 90 Day Plan will also be reviewed. The TAT will be meeting December 20 and individuals will be assigned to each of the three big rocks.
  2. Discuss CSIP-Feb. 1st-The CSIP must be uploaded to KDE by February 1st.  A representative from Louisville Central (Jefferson County) provided an example of their school improvement plan and it models the new accountability program.




Budget Report


  1. Review Financial Statements for November 2012-The finances for November 2012 were reviewed.  There was made mention that booster clubs may have to run their financials and purchases through bookkeeping. There are two athletic organizations that are in the red.
  2. Review SBDM Allocation for 2012-2013-The allocations for the 2012-2013 school years was discussed.  Since LCHS is an advisory council, not an SBDM these allocations cannot be approved by the committee, they can only be discussed. They are as follows:

Section 6-$101,819

Section 7 Field Trips-$5,445


Section 7 Band- $400

Section 7 Perkins/Vocational- $20,000

Section 7 Diplomas $2,000


Committee Reports

  1. Honors Graduation Policy-The staff will be presented with the two options for the honors recognition program for graduating seniors. The administration staff that meets on Monday mornings is leaning toward proposal two so more students can be recognized. However students that are not college ready can meet the requirements for proposal number two.  It was mentioned that the state or national benchmarks should be met for a senior to be recognized on graduation.




  1. Program Review Status-Mr. Godbey praised the staff for their hard work on their program review rationales and feedback.
  2. Teacher Professional Growth & Effectiveness System-The Principals and ER Team will be attending a week-long conference June 17-22 in Lexington to become certified in teacher profession growth.  During the 2013-2014 school year priority schools (LCHS) will select 10% of their tenured teachers and conduct a yearlong practice and professional growth planning and effectiveness pilot program for the state department to review.  The staff will be analyzed in the following five areas:  Planning & Preparation, The Classroom Environment, Instruction, Professional Responsibilities, and Student Growth. 
  3. Student Gallup Poll Data-There were 1500 kids surveyed across the district and 500 of them were from the high school.  There were three categories that the questions were categorized in:

HOPE (Graduate, adult cares, get good grades, pursue goals, ways around the problem, and find a good job):  Hopeful 49%, Stuck 34%, and Discouraged 17%.

ENGAGEMENT (best friend, feel safe, schoolwork important, opportunity to do best, recognition, school committed to strengths, volunteered time) Engaged 40%, Not Engaged 38% and Actively Disengaged 22%.  This percent was disturbing to think that 22% of the 500 students surveyed intentionally do not want to be involved at the high school. 

WELLBEING (Treated with respect, smile or laugh, learn or do something, enough energy, health problems, and family or friends) Thriving 45%, Struggling $36%, and Suffering 2%.



Old Business



New Business

  1. LCHS Emergency Management-The staff had a meeting at 8:00 this morning to go over the procedures regarding a lockdown situation due to the events that took place in Newtown, CT on Friday.  During the month of January 2013, we will be practicing these procedures.



            The meeting ended at 5:14.


Minutes submitted by:

Natalie Sutton



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