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Board of Education meeting discusses Supplemental School Year Program

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The parents of Wayne County students will have the opportunity to voice their opinion on the Supplemental School Year Program during a survey period that is currently going on in the district. Superintendent Wayne Roberts talked about the program during a school board meeting held April 15th. He noted that parents will have until May 1 to request the supplemental year for any K-12 student to use the next school year to retake or supplement courses. The board will make a decision regarding the supplemental school year at their meeting next month.

Parents can find the survey on the district’s website on the left-hand column of the front page in the red box under Featured Content or the District Facebook page. They may also call their child’s school for more information. 

On March 24th, Governor Andy Beshear signed into law Senate Bill 128, which creates the Supplemental School Year Program, resulting from the pandemic.  Also known as the "do-over" bill, this legislation allows any K-12 student to use the 2021-2022 school year as a supplemental year to retake or supplement courses the student has already taken.

After reviewing the survey results, the Wayne County Board of Education will make a decision by June 1, 2021 whether to approve all or none of the requests.

Benefits and Concerns regarding a Supplemental School Year Program:

Benefits:
Students who struggled during virtual learning will have the opportunity to experience the full grade-level curriculum in an in-person environment.

Students may continue to participate in sports as long as they meet KHSAA age and eligibility requirements.

Concerns:
Students will be returning to school with a new group of classmates, as the vast majority of students in the grade will be promoted.

The supplemental school year program was designed for students to re-take or supplement courses they took during the current school year. This means that high school students must either repeat the same classes they took this year, or take another class that has a "reasonable connection" and supplements the course work taken this year. The supplemental school year program is not designed for high school students to simply move on to course work normally taken at the next grade level.

There is no waiver for the KHSAA age and eligibility requirements. KHSAA age requirements are as follows: Students who turn 19 years old before August 1 of their senior year are not eligible to participate in high school athletics. Students who turn 15 years old before August 1 of their 8th grade year are not eligible to participate in middle school athletics.

In other business during the school board meeting:

                The district is still looking for several employees and they are planning another job fair soon. Roberts said they hired several people during their last job fair. The district has created a video, which it is utilizing to promote its search for employees and board members had the chance to watch it during the meeting.

                Several matters of routine business were handled during the meeting, including renewal of student insurance for next year with Roberts Insurance Agency. The cost decreased by two percent next year. The board also approved the auditor’s contract with White and Associates for the 20-21 audit.

Wayne County Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda
April 15, 2021 6:00 PM
1. Call to Order

2. Public Comments

3. Recognition

4. Superintendent's Report and Instructional Issues

5. Approval of 2021-2022 SBDM Allocations

6. Monticello Elementary Renovation Items (BG19-350)

6.A. Approval of Pay Application # 12 for the Monticello Elementary School Renovation Project in the Amount of $60,971.94

6.B. Approval of Change Orders # 39, 40, 41, and 42 for the Monticello Elementary Renovation Project

6.C. Approval to Pay an Invoice to DECO Architects, Inc. Relating to the Monticello Elementary School Renovation Project in the Amount of $3,085.08

7. Approval to Continue a Contract with Roberts Insurance for Student Accident Insurance for the 2021-2022 School Year

8. Consent Agenda

8.A. Approval of the Auditor's Contract with White & Associates, PSC for the 2020-2021 Financial Audit

8.B. Approval of Memorandum of Agreement for Mental Health Services and Behavior and Family Support Agency Providing Services on School Property

8.C. Approval of Shortened School Days/Weeks for Students to Receive Doctor's Requested Therapy per Students' IEPs

8.D. Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting

8.E. Approval of Claims and Wages

8.F. Approval of Treasurer's Report

9. Adjournment

 





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