Board of Education Special Meeting Notice: July 5

The Clark County Board of Education Special Meeting will be on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. The primary meeting will be held at Central Office at 1600 West Lexington Avenue, Winchester, KY.  Some board members may be attending via Google Meet online videoconference.  To view this meeting live, visit the CCPS YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/CCPSvideo/ at 6:30p.m., and click the Live Now button. A recorded version of the meeting will be available soon after the meeting concludes and can be accessed on the same webpage.

The meeting is open to the public.

Board of Education Special Meeting Notice: July 11

The Clark County Board of Education Special Meeting will be on Monday, July 11, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. The primary meeting will be held at Central Office at 1600 West Lexington Avenue, Winchester, KY. Some board members may be attending via Google Meet online videoconference. To view this meeting live, visit the CCPS YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/CCPSvideo/ at 6:30p.m., and click the Live Now button. A recorded version of the meeting will be available soon after the meeting concludes and can be accessed on the same webpage.

The meeting is open to the public.

Mrs. Julie Bonfield Hired as Chief Academic Officer / Assistant Superintendent

Mrs. Julie Bonfield has been named as the Chief Academic Officer/Assistant Superintendent for CCPS. She is currently completing her seventh year in Clark County as the Director of State and Federal Grants and District Assessment Coordinator. Previous roles held by Mrs. Bonfield include principal, assistant principal, elementary teacher, and curriculum coach at the elementary and middle school levels.

“I am honored to be selected as the Assistant Superintendent/CAO for Clark County Public Schools. As my role will change within our district, my focus will remain on serving and building relationships with our businesses community, families, students, and staff. Clark County Schools is filled with wonderful people, and I look forward to continuing our work together putting students first."

Julie Bonfield earned a Specialist in Education in Instructional Leadership, with a concentration in Supervisor of Instruction and School Principal, from Morehead State University. She completed her Superintendent certification from Eastern Kentucky University. She also holds a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education from Morehead State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Murray State University.

Superintendent Dr. Molly McComas is excited to have Mrs. Bonfield serve in this new role. “She is dedicated to high-quality practices that are aligned with the vision and mission for Clark County Public Schools," Dr. McComas said. "We are one community; one vision: life ready. Where every student matters. We join with our community to address the individual needs of students in a safe, caring environment so they are prepared for college, careers and life. I’m confident Mrs. Bonfield will stay committed to helping CCPS achieve a greater level of success. Mrs. Bonfield is student centered and leads with a growth mindset."

Julie Bonfield is married to Patrick. She is a boy mom. Baylor, Brooks, and Logan keep the Bonfields busy.

Please help us welcome and support Julie Bonfield as we strive for greatness through relationships.

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Board of Education Regular Meeting Notice: August 2

The Clark County Board of Education Special Meeting will be on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. The primary meeting will be held at Central Office at 1600 West Lexington Avenue, Winchester, KY.  Some board members may be attending via Google Meet online videoconference.  To view this meeting live, visit the CCPS YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/CCPSvideo/ at 6:30 p.m., and click the Live Now button. A recorded version of the meeting will be available soon after the meeting concludes and can be accessed on the same webpage.

The meeting is open to the public.

Board of Education Regular Meeting Notice: July 26

The Clark County Board of Education will hold its Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Office Auditorium, 1600 West Lexington Avenue, Winchester, KY. Some board members may be attending via Google Meet online videoconference. To view this meeting live, visit the CCPS YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/CCPSvideo at 6:30 and click the Live Now button. A recorded version of the meeting will be available on the CCPS YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/CCPSvideo/ the next day by 4:00 p.m.

The meeting is open to the public.

CCPS Board of Education Report: July 26, 2022

Clark County Board of Education Prepares for Superintendent Search

The Clark County Board of Education (CCPS) voted to select the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) to conduct the search for the next superintendent.  The vacancy will immediately be posted with an anticipated fill date of late September or early October.

Tim Eaton of KSBA said, “There are a few steps that must take place to fill the vacancy.  We’ll advertise the position for about 30 days, put together the screening committee that must be organized according to statute, and then work through the process to provide the board with the best candidates to interview for the position.”

Board member Ritchie said that KSBA stands out because “they work for school boards, and I have worked with them previously on searches and with our Local Planning Committee.”  Member Richardson commented on the confidence the board has in KSBA.  “KSBA is the school board organization and they have vast experience working with boards and understand the superintendent search process.”

The screening committee will consist of two teachers, one classified employee, one principal, one parent, and one board member.

Additionally, the board opened the lone bid for a forensic audit.  Board Chair Hendricks said, “This is a housekeeping measure to verify everything is done correctly.”  Board member Taulbee said, “This is an opportunity as we come to new leadership to look across the board to see where we are.  We want to guard the public’s money and interest in keep that in place and make sure the district is running as efficiently as possible.”

Other items the board approved in addition to regular consent and finance business:

·Added three additional days to parent notes in accordance with HB 44 that recently passed the general assembly

·Continued student accident insurance with Roberts Insurance at the same rate as the 21-22 school year

·Approved the 22-23 stipend schedule along with revisions to the salary schedule

·Approved district school handbooks

·Approved the transportation handbook

·Approved the Phoenix Academy handbook

·Approved the district crisis management plan

·Approved employee and substitute teacher handbooks

·Approved the classified and administrative classified evaluation plan

·Approved the certified evaluation plan