Board of Education General 02 300HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (03/19/18)- The Hopkins County Board of Education heard an emergency repair request from facilities director Marci Cox regarding the cooling tower system at Hopkins County Central High School during a meeting held this evening.

Cox said they are working with the Kentucky Department of Education in order to get the parts to make the repairs to the cooling system over the summer by declaring it under the emergency definition. By doing so, the board can move ahead with the $48,800 proposal, get the items ordered and be ready to begin maintenance repair work.

In other business, the 2018-19 out-of-district tuition agreement was approved, citing out-of-district students will pay an annual tuition of $5,601 in three installments upon the signing of the agreement, at the beginning of the second trimester and the start of the third trimester. The agreement requires signees to comply with all terms and conditions, policies, including but not limited to the Board of Education’s code of conduct and bound by the student code of discipline.

The Board approved the following bid renewals for the 2018-19 school year:

• Yearbooks all elementary and middle schools — Lifetouch
• Termite and pest control — Nick’s Pest Control
• Yearbooks for Madisonville North Hopkins — Herff Jones
• Yearbooks for Hopkins County Central High School — Jostens
• Paint — Lowe’s, Sherwin Williams, and True Value
• Paving and Sealing — Road Builders and Super Sealers
• Furnace fuel oil — Max Arnold and Sons
• LP gas for Hopkins County School tanks, transportation and bus garage — Synergy Gas

The board approved to pay the following invoices:

1. English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP, $352.50 for legal services for HCCTC at the Grapevine Rd. location.
2. Kenway Distributors, Inc., $2,380.83 for a floor machine and supplies for HCCTC.
3. Iceblox, Inc., $29,345.00 for snow guards, gutter repairs, self-performed paving improvements, paving equipment for snow clamps, ice stoppers and screws.

The board approved the following out of district, overnight, or non-school sponsored events as requested by the principal of the school, subject to date rescheduling as necessary:

BSMS Chorus to travel by school bus to Arrington, Tennessee May 5, EES Academic Team to travel by school bus to Union City, Tennessee April 18, HCCHS senior class to travel by school bus to Santa Claus, Indiana May 11, HCCHS FCCLA to travel by school vehicle to Louisville May 25-28, HES 2nd grade to travel by school bus to Evansville April 26, JMMS 6th grade to travel by school bus to Evansville April 27, JMMS 7th and 8th grades to travel by school bus to Evansville April 26, MNHHS Softball Team to travel by school bus to Huntsville, Alabama April 6, MNHHS Baseball to travel by school bus to Louisville May 18-19, SHMS Archery to travel by school bus to Louisville March 29-30, for SES Science Club to travel by school bus to Nashville April 10.

The following activity fundraisers were approved:

1. GES G3 Grapevine Garden Growers to host “Buy A Box" to raise funds for garden beds for school garden.
2. HES to host a Jump Rope for Heart with proceeds to go to the American Heart Association.
3. JSES to host a Mother/Son Sports Spectacular with proceeds to be used will for student activities, rewards and awards.
4. WBES to host a “Hat Day” with proceeds to go to Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

The Board moved into closed for a discussion of proposed or pending litigation and no action was taken to report.
There will be no school April 2-6 for spring break. The next meeting is 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 16.

Tammy Holloway
SurfKY News Reporter

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