BOE recognizes outstanding district staff

Published 9:30 am Thursday, October 26, 2023

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At this week’s Jessamine County Board of Education regular meeting, it recognized two special individuals in the district for their hard work and dedication to the district and its students.

The director of the district’s information and technology department, Josh Fleckinstein, received an award of excellence for his time in the district and for the progress that has been made because of his work.

Superintendent Matt Moore remembered being a teacher when Fleckinstein was a student. He was constantly asking Fleckinstein to help him with IT-related issues in his classroom.

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One of the things the board said they were most grateful for was the work Fleckinstein put into updating the district website.

“He is very intentional at making sure JCS has plans that live beyond his work,” Moore said.

Board chair Steven Scrivner said Fleckinstein has been a “breath of fresh air.”

Lesley Gilipin was also recognized at the meeting.

She is a counselor at the Providence School and has just received her national school social worker certification.

Gilpin is the first school counselor in Kentucky to receive this certification. Several school counselors sat in the audience to support Gilipin’s district recognition.

“She has been influential working with our students who have the most significant needs. There’s probably times you’re giving that social and emotional support to our staff as well,” Moore said.

The meeting was also board member Denise Adams’ last one.

Next time the board meets, someone will have been elected to take Adams’ position.

“Denise has been incredible; she’s provided a voice on this school board that none of us have as a principal,” Moore said.

He also said that although she’s quick to minimize her impact, she has done wonderful things for the district.

The board approved the following donations:

$250 from R.J. Corman Railroad Group to East Jessamine Middle School for its Washington D.C. trip.

$500 from Anita Britton to West Jessamine Middle School for the 8th grade Trailblazers team.

Other than a few staff celebrations, this regular meeting and work session did not have nearly as many discussion items as usual.

At the next work session and regular meeting, however, the board of education will be discussing the state test results, the state of the district and more.

The next public board meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 27.

The next work session will be held on Monday, Nov. 13.