Harrison County High School Site Based Decision Making Council Parent Elections
Starting Monday, May 18, 2020, Harrison County High School will be accepting nominations for Site Based Decision Making Council Parent Members for the 2020-2021 school year. To be eligible to serve as a SBDMC Parent Member, you must be a parent of a student at HCHS for the school year 2020-2021.
The legal definition of parent (KRS 160.345.1.c) allows biological parents, stepparents, foster parents or persons who have court ordered legal custody to be nominated or to vote. According to the law, parents who are nominated or who wish to vote must have a child “pre-registered to attend” the school for next year. If a child is in Grade 8 this year and will attend our school next year the parents of that child would be eligible to be nominated, or vote in the election for the next year’s school SBDM council. Parents of 12th graders who are exiting our school may nominate, but cannot vote for candidates.
Parent SBDM council members cannot be employed in or be related to someone who is employed in the school or in the district administrative offices. An Attorney General’s Opinion (OAG 90-102) says that “relative” as used in this section should have the same definition found in KRS 160.180 and KRS160.380 that applies to school boards. This means that a parent who is a “father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, son-in-law or daughter-in-law” of someone who works at the school or in the district administrative offices could not be a parent SBDM council member. Parent members cannot be a board member or a board member’s spouse, nor can they have a business interest in the school.
To obtain a copy of a nomination form, go to the HCHS or HCMS front office, or contact Susan Yearsley by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to have a nomination form sent to you. A link to print a nomination form can also be found on the HCHS SBDMC website: https://www.harrison.kyschools.us/1/Content2/166
The Parent Nomination form must be filled out completely and returned in a sealed envelope to Susan Yearsley at Harrison County High School. A completed nomination form may also be submitted by email to email@example.com
Deadline for submission will be Friday, May 29, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
SBDMC Parent Election will take place by voting in the Harrison County High School front office between the hours of 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., June 1 - 12.
For further questions regarding Site Based Decision Making Council Parent Elections, please contact Ms. Yearsley by email or at 859-234-7117.