Published: January 26, 2021


THE LAWRENCE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MET IN REGULAR SESSION MONDAY EVENING.  THE MEETING BEGAN WITH THE SCHOOLS AND CENTRAL OFFICE RECOGNIZING THE BOARD FOR THEIR EFFORTS IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARD WEEK. ALL CONSENT ITEMS WERE THEN VOTED ON AS A WHOLE AND APPROVED.  DIRECTOR OF SCHOOLS MICHAEL ADKINS THEN PROVIDED UPDATES WITH HIS STATE OF THE SYSTEM REPORT WHICH HIGHLIGHTED THEIR NEW MAKE A DIFFERENCE CAMPAIGN ALONG WITH THEIR FOCUS OF EARLY LITERACY, COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS AND MENTAL HEALTH. ADKINS ALSO COMMENDED THE TEACHERS AND STAFF FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING WORK THIS YEAR WITH ALL THE CHALLENGES THAT THEY HAVE BEEN FACED WITH. LEADERS THEN VOTED AND APPROVED A BID IN THE AMOUNT OF 84000 TO DE HILL FOR HVAC AT THE COLUMBIA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROPERTY WHICH WILL BECOME THE NEW CENTRAL OFFICE ALONG WITH A BID FROM LAWRENCEBURG GLASS FOR ENTRANCE DOORS. MEMBERS VOTED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH RESURFACING OF THE TENNIS COURTS AT SUMMERTOWN HIGH SCHOOL AND WITH INSTALLATION OF NEW SCHOOL ZONE LIGHTS FOR SHS. PLANS TO LOOK AT HELPING ATHLETIC PROGRAMS WITH COMPENSATION WAS TABLED TO THE NEXT MEETING. THE BOARD WILL MEET AGAIN FOR A WORK SESSION ON MONDAY AT 6 AND AGAIN ON FEBRUARY 22ND AT 6 FOR THEIR NEXT REGULAR MEETING.