Board honors Kim Millay, hears updates on nearly completed construction projects


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Meade County Superintendent Mark Martin began the December Meade County Board of Education meeting on Dec. 8 by honoring Board member Kim Millay, who will no longer be on the Board after this month.

Millay has been on the board for 12 years. She has served the last four years as Vice Chair of the Board.

“Your legacy is going to be felt for many years to come,” said Martin. “I will miss you. Our team will miss you. Kim, thank you for everything you have done for our schools.”

Millay said that she was tremendously blessed to have been a part of this Board, school district, and community.

“Each one of you all have touched my children’s lives in ways that I can’t thank you enough for,” said Millay.

Mrs. Millay’s term of service will expire on December 31, 2020. Mr. Nathan Beavin will join the Meade County Board of Education to represent District 5 beginning January 1, 2021.

Justin McElfresh from Sherman Carter Barnhart provided the Board with an update on the district’s construction projects, which are nearing completion.

He said that the contractor for Payneville Elementary should be wrapping up the last items they have to complete within the next couple of weeks. Their punch list is slated to be completed in January.

McElfresh said that the only thing that remains outstanding for the Meade County High School athletics project is the track surface. That surface is a synthetic, rubber-based product, and it requires a temperature of 40 degrees and rising.

“We’ll have to wait until the spring to get that finalized, but that’s really the last component of that project as well,” said McElfresh.

Finance Officer Susan Fackler provided the Board with financial information for the month of November. Total receipts in the general fund were approximately $1,960,000. Total expenditures for the month were $2,334,000, resulting in a decrease in fund balance of approximately $375,000. The district saw a net increase in fund balance for this fiscal year to date of about $726,000, which is up from last year. Fackler says that the district is within their budget, and she projects that they will be at the end of the year as well.

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