SBDMs need your support

From Ronda Harmon, Executive Director of the Kentucky Association of School Councils (KASC): There’s a November 19 joint education committee meeting in Frankfort, where Jim Waters of Bluegrass Institute and Randy Poe, supt of Boone County, are continuing the annual attack against SBDM. (We’ve got two KASC board members who are going to testify if they are … Read moreSBDMs need your support

Principal Selection Process on Schedule

The Principal Selection Process is on track with its timetable: a slate of candidates has been reviewed, parents have provided feedback via a survey, and a Community meeting was held August 9.  Candidate interviews are in process, and a decision regarding the final 2 candidates will be made by Monday afternoon, August 27,  so that … Read morePrincipal Selection Process on Schedule

Students, Parents and Staff Suggest Principal Evaluation Criteria

The Principal Selection Committee, chaired by Assistant Superintendent of High Schools Glenn Baete, hosted a community meeting with students, parents, staff in the Manual Auditorium Thursday 6-8pm. In advance of the meeting, 354 students, parents and staff completed a survey ranking ten aspects of a new principal. The results are shown below. with the key characteristics highlighted in red.

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How To Participate in the Principal Selection Process

On July 20, JCPS initiated a search for a new principal for duPont Manual High School. Kirk Lattimore was named acting principal on July 25 until a permanent principal is selected. The SBDM Principal Selection Policy requires the creation of a Principal Recommendation Committee including the SDBM and 1 administrator, 2 teachers, 1 parent, and 1 … Read moreHow To Participate in the Principal Selection Process

Leadership Change at duPont Manual

duPont Manual’s Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is a neutral body which serves to support our students and parents with relevant information as they navigate through high school. We are releasing what we know regarding the reassignment of Manual’s Principal Gerald Mayes.

Based on the results of the investigation conducted by an outside investigator, Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio has decided to reassign Jerry Mayes to a non-instructional position within the district, effectively immediately.

Assistant Principal Greg Kuhn will work with Dr. Glenn Baete, Superintendent of High Schools, during the transition to oversee the daily operations of the school. The search for a new leader will begin right away, with Dr. Baete working collaboratively with the School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council to choose a new principal.

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SBDM Election Update

After much research, consideration and discussion, we moved to an online voting system to elect our SBDM parent representative, in order 1) to encourage stronger participation by providing a more convenient method, since we had almost no voters physically showing up in person to vote with the paper ballot system in prior years, and 2) to be more eco-friendly.

Recent input from Dr. Shawna StentonSBDM Specialist with JCPS, has led us to revisit this choice for the current election. Therefore, we are extending the voting period, and reverting to in-person paper ballots

Ballots will be accepted at the following times/locations:

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Nominations Are Now Open for SBDM Parent Representative

School-based decision-making (SBDM) was mandated by state law in 1990 to promote shared leadership among those who are closest to the students. The council is the governing body for duPont Manual High School. It determines school policy for curriculum, staffing, discipline, scheduling, instructional practices, extra-curricular activities and other matters pertinent to the operation of the school. The council usually meets once a month. Meetings have historically been held the first Wednesday of each month at 3:00 pm.

The council is made up of the principal, 3 teachers and 2 parents. To ensure a staggered two-year term, this year’s parent member election will be for one parent representative who will serve a two-year term from July 2018 to June 2020.

Nominations are due April 16, 2018 and the election will be held online April 17-22.

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