SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION - Updates on Marnel Moorman School presented

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Certified Evaluation Plan approved

By Ashley Sutter

 On Thursday, members of the Shelby County Board of Education took another look at the plans for the Marnel Moorman School being developed south of Collins High School on Discovery Boulevard.  Architects with Studio Kremer recapped some of the previously presented information and provided more finalized details as the project comes to fruition.

Architects shared the school would be a long building with a slight step down to flow with the decline in landscape.

A couple modifications were changed from the original design, mostly in the area of the administration suite.  The Kentucky Department of Education requested they change the design to separate the counselors’ office from the rest of the administration with its own private entrance.

Architects also presented board members with the finished selections, explaining that each of the color schemes would be used to identify the neighborhoods: preschool-3rd, 4th-6th, 7th-8th.  In addition, the media center, administration area and other program spaces have their own color pallets.

Designers also unveiled a graphic wall for the cafeteria that will feature an image in honor of Moorman.

The project will now be released for construction bids, which should be released in late May or early June.


Certified Evaluation Plan

The board also approved the 2018-19 Certified Evaluation Plan, which is a grading system of sorts for teachers, principals, assistant principals, district level personnel and all other district certified personnel.

The plan includes different means of measurement based on the role of the employee.  Those measurements include classroom observations and walkthroughs, student feedback, workshops, and documentation, among other resources, for teachers.  In addition, the plan pulls information from the TELL survey and behavioral and attendance data, among numerous other data, for principals and assistant principals.


Also at the meeting, the board:

  • Heard in a report from Superintendent James Neihof that the SBDM council is currently working to select a new principal for Simpsonville Elementary School.
  • Approved the 2018-2019 Board Goals.
  • Approved the construction documents and to release bids for the construction of the Marnel Moorman School.
  • Awarded the bid for 2017-2018 audit services to Denise Keene.
  • Approved extending contract for sanitation services with Waste Management for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Approved a contract agreement with Kenway Janitorial Services Company for contracted custodial services at Shelby County High School for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Approved a contract extension with Aetna for contracted custodial services for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Approved abolishing job description and position rationale for Assistant Superintendent for Facilities.
  • Approved new job descriptions for Director of Facilities, Garage Service and Parts Manager and revised descriptions for Director of Finance and Deputy Superintendent.
  • Approved the Summer Feeding Program 2018.
  • Approved the intent to apply for the Dairy Alliance Grant.
  • Approved the 2018-2019 non-resident contracts for outgoing students (Jefferson County and Montgomery County).
  • Approved leave of absence requests.
  • Approved declaring items surplus and offering them for sale via public auction with Public Surplus.
  • Went into a closed session for the purpose of discussing students disciplinary actions.