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July 23rd, 2012

Lincoln County High School

Advisory Council

July 23, 2012


The Lincoln County High School Advisory Council met in its regular scheduled meeting on July 23, 2012, in the LCHS Media Center. The meeting was called to order by principal, Tim

Godbey at 4:00 pm.


Members Present:                                                                 Guests Present:

Tim Godbey                                                                            None

Kevin Bandura

Brad Petry                                                                              

Natalie Sutton

Jennifer Kaiser

Doc Spangler


Opening Business

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

B. Review minutes of June meeting-The minutes of the meeting were reviewed and no changes were needed.

C. Good News Report-ACT scores improved significantly and will be released in August. The turnaround team and CTE department both had successful summer trainings.  Those students that attended GSP had positive feedback and fall sports are underway.

E. Public Comment-None 


Student Achievement

  1. Review LCHS Student Performance Data-Mr. Godbey provided the Advisory Council with the LCHS Data Report.  No changes had been made since the June meeting.
  2. Review English/LA Springboard Initiative-The English department has completed a 4 day training at the board office on Springboard. This program will provide students with rigorous curriculum that will prepare students for college readiness starting at grades 6 -12.  The cost of Springboard is $46,000 and was paid for by a 3 year School Improvement Grant. 


  1. Report on Turnaround Training in Berea-The TAT had a successful training. The following individuals were assigned to LCHS:  Dr. Lori Holland (Math), Vanessa Hurley (Language Arts), and Sam Watkins (Leadership).  All three state representatives have high school experience.  The mission and vision statement were revised. 
  2. 30-60-90 Plan for LCHS (School Culture, Academic Achievement, Effective Use of Student Data-Three Big Rocks of LCHS)-The Advisory Council was provided a template of the 30 Day Plan For Progress.  The TAT was scheduled to meet on Friday, July 27th to work on plan.
  3. LCHS Linkage Charts-These charts were shared with the TAT at their meeting in July.  Mr. Godbey will be sharing this information with the entire staff during the school year.  The advisory council was not provided a copy of these charts but was instructed that every teacher will be linked together through a chart. 
  4. State Data Reporting on Student Achievement-Mr. Godbey showed the council a copy of District 180 Plan. This plan must be sent to the commissioner four times a year. This plan follows grades 6-12 and will include information on: benchmark, PASS, intervention, attendance, PLAN, On Demand, and other types of data that is relevant.


Budget Report

  1. Review Financial Statements for June 2012-The breakdown of the 2012-2013 Section 6 money was reviewed
  2. Review all Budgets for LCHS 2012-2013-LCHS School Improvement Budget 2012-2013 was reviewed.


Committee Reports




  1. Review Graduation Requirement Policy-Due to the course requirement changes in English and Math and the 7 period day schedule the graduation requirements needed to be changed:  The Class of 2013 & 2014: Standard & Comprehensive Diploma 26 credits and Commonwealth Diploma 27 credits; Class of 2015 & 2016: Standard  Diploma 25 credits, Comprehensive Diploma 26 credits, and Commonwealth Diploma 27 credits.   
  2. Review Assignment of Student Grade Level-Due to the change in the graduation requirement policy, the following assignments needed to be changed. Students must earn the following number of credits for grade level promotion: Class of 2012 & 2013: Sophomores 5.5, Juniors 12.5 and seniors 19.5 credits; Class of 2014: Sophomores, 5.5, Juniors, 12, and Seniors 18.5 credits; and the Class of 2015:  Sophomores 5, Juniors 11.5, and Seniors 18. 
  3. Athletic Eligibility Policies-Due to the changes in assignment of student grade level requirements and the KHSAA eligibility requirements; the following numbers of credits will be required on the first day of school in order to be considered a particular grade level:   Class of 2012 & 2013: Sophomores 5.5, Juniors 12.5 and seniors 19.5 credits; Class of 2014: Sophomores, 5.5, Juniors, 12, and Seniors 18.5 credits; and the Class of 2015 & Beyond: Sophomores 5, Juniors 11.5, and Seniors 18.  KHSAA guidelines state that a student must be passing 70% of coursework to be eligible to play.  There is no attendance policy it is at coach’s discretion.

Old Business



New Business

  1. ESS Daytime Waiver-Angela Cain has requested a waiver for ESS.  Currently, only 8% of students are reaching benchmarks in Math, while 48% are reaching benchmark in English.  In addition only 30% of students taking the COMPASS exam meet the qualifying score after current intervention instruction.  As a result, the school has requested to offer a daytime intervention program, ALEKS. This program will target individualized math instruction to students. 
  2. Report on grant from KSU-Penny Smith, a Danville HS graduate, works with the KSU first generation college board.  She is trying to have LCHS be selected as one of the two schools in the state of Kentucky where a person will be placed on-site working with students for three years to become college eligible.  Up to one-third of LCHS students are eligible.  
  3. Important Dates for August-Freshmen Orientation-July 31st, August 6th-Flexible PD, Opening Day-August 7th, First Day for Students-August 8th and fall sports.
  4. New Hires for August-The following are new hires for the 2012-2013 school year:  Harvey Franklin-Agriculture, Ashley Vanhook, Street Spoonamore, and Jennifer Putman-Science; Social Studies-Vacant, and Chad Muncy-Math.


            The meeting ended at 5:19.


Minutes submitted by:

Natalie Sutton



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