Monday, December 10, 2018

Ag Plot

The public hearing scheduled for tonight in regards to the Ag Plot and athletic field in Allison will not take place. A more suitable option has been presented to Mr. Kisley and he is working out the details with this individual. Please share this information with others who may be interested.

The other public hearing in regards to selling a piece of land will be held as scheduled.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Friday, December 7, 2018

NB Board Mtg 12-10-18

Mission Statement
To create a positive learning environment that promotes high achievement, responsible citizenship, and success for all.

North Butler Monday December 10, 2018, 6:00 PM
North Butler Elem Media Center, Allison

1.     Call to Order
2.     Review and Approve Agenda
3.     Public Hearing-Sale of Property
4.     Public Hearing-Ag Plot
5.     Review and Approve Minutes from November 2018
6.     Review and Approve Financial reports
7.     Public Items of Discussion
8.     Board Items of Discussion
a.     Presentation-FCS/Nutrition

9.     Sharing the Attendance Center and Course Enrollment Data - Equity Report 
10.  Approve DDSDP committee members
11.  Approve Early Graduation requests
12.  Personnel
13.  Admin Reports
14.  Board Reflections of Meeting
15.  Adjournment

Next Meeting January 14, 2019, 6:00 PM NB JH/HS Media Center, Greene.

Good Conduct Policy Update

Wednesday evening the North Butler Board of Education voted to change the good conduct policy. The Policy change applies beginning the date of November 15, 2018 and continues through the remainder of the school year.
The policy change impacts the application of the honesty provision and student discipline.

The Board holds the values of honesty and integrity in high esteem. The change in the policy allows the Honesty Provision to apply when a student comes forward with a violation anytime before the school obtains factual knowledge of the violation. The Honesty Provision applies to a FIRST Offense only.

The Board reviewed the honesty provision of the Good Conduct Policy. 

The following action was taken:
1. The wording on PART A of the Good Conduct Policy Honesty provision is revised
2. The following statement has been removed from the policy: 
3. following school day
4. The following statement has been added to the policy:
5. prior to the school gaining factual information. This factual information could be that the student was observed by a staff member, information from law enforcement, pictures, social media, responsible adult report or other credible information, this policy is retroactive to November 15, 2018.

We appreciate your support in promoting the Bearcat Way throughout our community and school district.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Hunters Safety Courses

The North Butler Board of Education believes that the number one priority of our school is to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

With safety in mind, we have had discussion with Steve Martin who is with Butler County Conservation. We believe that education in all situations should be a goal, and as such will be providing a hunters safety course as part of the 7th and 8th grade PE curriculum during second semester this year, then 7th grade in the future. There will also be a voluntary closed class for those in grades 9-12 who wish to participate that will be held in the evenings during the time between the winter and spring sports seasons.

Please understand that we do not believe that all students will be hunting, nor do we expect them to. The expectation is that through this all students will be exposed to firearm safety, and as such learn to respect and how to manage and control firearms. Whether it be for hunting purposes, or possibly for a young person to need to know how to handle them because a little one they may be babysitting finds a weapon and brings it to them, everyone may need to know how to responsibly handle a firearm at some point in their life. We would prefer that they learn it the proper way, and learn to respect firearms and their capabilities though proper training by qualified and well trained individuals who educate others for a living.

While we sincerely hope that all of our parents will allow their students to participate in the hunters safety course, we do also respect the fact that there may be parents who strongly object. With this in mind, a paper will be sent home as the course draws nearer that will allow a parent to opt out if they have a strong objection to their child being involved. Understand that no operable firearms will be present during the course nor will there be live ammunition present.

We believe that this educational opportunity will be very beneficial for the students of North Butler, as we will continue to provide the best and most current opportunities for our students to be successful in life.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Board Workshop 12-5-18

Mission Statement
To create a positive learning environment that promotes high achievement, responsible citizenship, and success for all.

North Butler Board Workshop Wednesday December 5, 2018, 5:00 PM
North Butler Elementary Media Center, Allison

1.     Call to Order
2.     Review and Approve Agenda
3.     Closed session-Appeal of good conduct policy-student discipline
4.     Action on student discipline
5.     Action on Pickup purchase
6.     Goal setting/visioning for January 2nd PD
7.     Exempt Session-negotiations
8.     Adjournment

Next Meeting December 10, 2018, 6:00 PM NB Elementary Media Center, Allison.

It’s Great to Be A Bearcat

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Ag Plot Information

During the Monday December 10 Board meeting the North Butler Board of Education will have some discussion on expanding an Ag Plot for our Vocational Agriculture and FFA programs.

Prior to the November meeting, I was approached by the FFA President and Vice-president asking if they could come to the board, which they did and made a very good, very reasonable presentation. As many of you may already know, this presentation included using more of the old football field in Allison for the Ag Plot. Following the presentation the board had some discussion and asked the boys to come back and present again in December, at which time we could have a public forum to discuss this issue.

The reality is that we currently do not have a good solution to the issue of needing a larger plot for our program. An ideal situation would put a 5-10 acre plot much closer to the HS in Greene and near or on Hwy 14 so that there would be visibility for our program, and also so that our students do not have to miss class time due to travel in order to use the ag plot as a learning tool. As this is not currently available to us, the students have brought forth the current plan that has been shared of using the old football area in Allison.

After some discussion with Mr. Kisley and several board members, we would be more than open to any options that could be brought to us, and Mr. Kisley and I would be more than happy to listen to any proposals prior to the board meeting on the 10th. The board would also be more than happy to entertain ideas at the meeting on the 10th. We are open to any possibilities, especially if they were to make it easier for our program to maximize learning time and educational possibilities.

Please do not be afraid to contact me at or Mr. Kisley at with any ideas or suggestions that may be helpful as we would gladly take suggestions on this.

Friday, November 16, 2018

City of Greene Needs Survey

If you live in the City of Greene, the community would like your input. Please take this survey!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Board Notes 11-12-18

Last evening the North Butler Board of Education took the following actions:
1.     Listened to presentation on FAST scores from Mrs. Endelman
2.     Discussed workshop to be held on 12-5 to work on Core Values
3.     Listened to presentation from FFA president and VP on adding to test plot
4.     Heard presentation on Holiday “Lunch Tray” program
5.     Approved SBRC request for Admin costs-River Hills
6.     Approved SBRC request for Admin cost-Lied Center
7.     Approved 2nd reading of early retirement policy for Certified staff
8.     Approved SBRC request for new OE out and ELL services
9.     Approved purchase of ¾ ton or 1 ton pickup up to $25,000
10.  Approved contract for Rick Wormelli
11.  Set public hearing for Dec 10 @ 6 PM in Allison to sell property on south end of Allison property
12.  Approved the following personnel items
a.     Resignation/early retirement of Gordy Smith effective end of 18-19 school year
b.     Resignation of Travis Miller from Head Football Coach position
c.     Contract for Jamie Hearn as elementary Custodian
d.     Tateana Bailey as substitute associate/kitchen
e.     Kala Rose as substitute associate