Posted on 2/2/14

muhl school board 300POWDERLY, Ky. (4/29/14) — The Muhlenberg County School System Board of Education approved several new positions for instructors for the 2014-2015 school year during a special meeting Monday, April 28.

The board reached an understanding with Baptist Health Madisonville to administer the Kentucky Delta Rural Project. KDRP services 20 area counties and offers activities which include physical activity promotion, wellness education and establishing sustainable school wellness committees.

The board also voted unanimously to change the job title of the current resource officer to safety officer.

There was a brief discussion on creating three new positions for assistant principal for Bremen Elementary School, Central City Elementary School and Longest Elementary School.

"We need counselors available that are not caught up in the drama of discipline, and can be more involved in giving direction to students in the area of college and technical guidance, in the area of finding jobs after graduation," Superintendent Randy McCarty said.

Muhlenberg County High School Principal Donna Bumps agreed that increased emphasis on making sure students are ready for college is a growing concern and concentration in school districts across Kentucky.

"Increasing the number of readiness counselors is the direction schools are moving in," Bump said. "The counseling needs to begin before students reach senior high levels."

Board member Dr. Kelly Tartar expressed concern with the possible expense in hiring three counselors, suggesting that the board might want to consider hiring one counselor annually, adding an additional counselor over the next three years based on an evaluation of results.

Despite Tartar's concern, the motion to hire three new counselors passed unanimously.

A motion to create a position for an interpreter of sign language to be paid for with IDEA-B funding also passed without objection along with a decision to create positions for two district wide elementary behavior coaches.

Other items on the agenda included the approval to increase the football budget by $15,000 and making the program responsible for all helmet and shoulder pad reconditioning. The board also approved a $5,000 allocation for high school football uniforms. 

Paul McRee
SurfKY News Reporter your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Weather Sponsored by

1 DOW 17,798.49
-14.90 (-0.08%)    
2 S&P 2,090.11
+1.24 (0.06%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,127.52
+11.38 (0.22%)    

Stock Report Sponsored by


Most Read This Week

November 24, 2015 10098

Distillery to Operate in Old Graham School…

by SurfKY News
November 21, 2015 8808

Injuries Result from Beulah Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
November 23, 2015 7680

Relative Charged with Murder, Arson in Deaths of…

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 4714

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 24

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 3340

Man Injured When Vehicle Collides with Deer

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

November 17, 2015 16021

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 17

by SurfKY News
November 18, 2015 14518

Runaway Teen Returns on His Own

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

November 27, 2015 2502

Madisonville Man Charged with Attempted Murder…

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 1317

First United Bancorp Set to Purchase Town &…

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 976

Hooked on Science - Pinecone Hygrometer

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 845

Farm City Breakfast Recognizes Importance of…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 636

Webster County Man Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 511

Governor-Elect Bevin Names Two Key Appointments…

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 447

Governor-Elect Bevin Names Chad Meredith Deputy…

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 430

Kiewit Presents $23,255 to United Way of the…

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 347

Salvation Army Rings in Official Christmas…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News