MHS is currently accepting nominations for a minority parent representative to serve this year on the School Based Decision Making Council at Middlesboro High School. Any minority parent with a child attending Middlesboro High School during the 2016-2017 is eligible to run for SBDM. SBDM representatives are required to attend a training session (six-hours for a new member/ three-hours for an experienced member) and monthly meetings.
According to KRS 160.345
2. School councils in schools having eight percent (8%) or more minority students enrolled, as determined by the enrollment on the preceding October 1, shall have at least one (1) minority member. If the council formed under paragraph (a) of this subsection does not have a minority member, the principal, in a timely manner, shall be responsible for carrying out the following:
a. Organizing a special election to elect an additional member. The principal shall call for nominations and shall notify the parents of the students of the date, time, and location of the election to elect a minority parent to the council by ballot;
1. (a) "Minority" means American Indian; Alaskan native; African-American; Hispanic, including persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Central or South American origin; Pacific islander; or other ethnic group underrepresented in the school;
(d) "Parent" means:
1. A parent, stepparent, or foster parent of a student; or
2. A person who has legal custody of a student pursuant to a court order and with whom the student resides.
If you would like to nominate a candidate for SBDM, please complete this form and return it school by October 20, 2016.
Elections will be held at Middlesboro High School on October 21, 2016 between the hours of 8 am and 1 pm.