Board of Education General HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/5/18) — Hopkins County Board of Education approved an agreement with Hopkins Fiscal Court for school resource officers during a meeting held Monday evening.

The board and county share the expense for salaries paid to SRO officers in the district.

Sheriff Matt Sanderson said he truly appreciates the board taking an active role in the placement of more SRO officers in county schools, adding his intent is to provide them as frequently as possible.

He noted there is a full-time SRO, Deputy Tim Bailey, at Hopkins County Central High School, and Deputy John Komar works split duty at South Middle and Southside Elementary schools.

A new SRO will serve at Hanson and Earlington elementary facilities. The sheriff said statistics show violence occurs mostly in high schools followed by middle and elementary. West Hopkins will have a full-time SRO.

“Two additional SROs from the sheriff’s office will be added and five additional Madisonville Police Department officers (in city schools),” Sanderson said.

Board attorney Keith Cartwright said other districts are watching what Hopkins County is doing regarding school safety measures.

“Children’s safety is by far the most important mission that we all have,” Sanderson said.

Director of Engagement, Equity and School Support Robert Carter said they have a team approach and all 12 SRO’s come together for weekly meetings. Should there be an emergency in any school, all 12 would respond.

Superintendent Deanna Ashby said, “This is truly “Team Hopkins, at its best.”

After the upcoming June 18 board meeting, there will be a work session for board members. She said Nannette Johnston will present the Studor Strategic Plan consisting of all the findings and information from all public forums, completed surveys and the pillars that staff and leaderships have compiled from each of the schools in regards to rolling out a strategic plan and revisiting the Hopkins County Schools vision and mission.

Summer school locations, dates and times were released as follows:

• MNHHS Students - June 4 - June 7, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at MNHHS.
• HCSA (for HS only) - June 11 - June 14, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hopkins County Career and Technology Center.
• HCDT (HCDT Students only) - June 14 and July 9-25, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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: for HCCHS Dance Team to travel by school bus to Georgetown, KY for the National Dance Association Dance Camp, June 10-13, for MNHHS FFA to travel by school bus to Hardinsburg, KY for Leadership Camp, for MNHHS FFA to travel by school bus to Lexington, KY for the State Convention June 4-7, for MNHHS Dance Team to travel by school bus to Georgetown, KY for the National Dance Association Dance Camp, June 10-13, for MNHHS Cheer to travel by school bus to Bowling Green, KY UCA Cheer Camp, July 22-25, for SHMS Beta Club to travel by approved charter bus to St. Louis, MO for Cultural Exposure on Sept. 13-15.

The Board agreed to pay Integration Partners, $22,946.91, for AVAYA three-year maintenance and support renewal for phase one of phone system from Kentucky Technology Trust Fund.

The next  meeting is 5:30 p.m., Monday, June 18 at Central Administrative Office, 320 S. Seminary St., Madisonville.

Tammy Holloway
SurfKY News Reporter

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