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June 2020 School Board Meeting

Metcalfe County Board Meeting Summary


EDMONTON, Ky. (June 11, 2020) – The Metcalfe County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.


Congressman James Comer attended the meeting to celebrate the retirement of Superintendent Benny Lile. Rep. Comer presented Dr. Lile with the Official Congressional Record of the speech he made on the House floor, recognizing Lile’s 35 years of educational service.


“I’ve been a big fan of his for many years. He’s done a great job as superintendent of Metcalfe County Schools,” Comer said. “We wish you the very best in the future, and I know you will still play a great role in this community moving forward. We really appreciate what you have done, and we are really excited about Josh and the good work he’s going to do.”


Lile’s retirement will be official on June 30. Josh Hurt will take over as superintendent of Metcalfe County Schools on July 1.


The board also recognized the retirement of Metcalfe County Middle School finance secretary Vickie Harper and Metcalfe County High School guidance counselor Dawn Harbison.


On the agenda, the board approved the 2020-21 certified and classified evaluation plans, a health care service agreement with TJ Regional Health, an eight-year agreement with Edmonton Memorial Park, and awarded bids for tire, spare bus parts, gas, and oil.


In addition, the board approved the appointment of Josh Hurt as the secretary of the Metcalfe County Board of Education for a four-year term and approved the evaluation of superintendent Benny Lile.


Board chair Joey Shive said, “The school board has been pleased with the work and effort of Dr. Benny Lile. Each year we are thankful for his integrity and his commitment to work for the benefit of each student in the Metcalfe County School District. We believe that he has prepared our district for continued improvement. We are grateful for his many years of dedicated service to students, staff, and each community he has inspired. We will greatly miss his daily presence, leadership, and guidance. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”


Dr. Lile noted discussions are currently underway on how to proceed with the upcoming 2020-21 school year in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. He said, right now, plans are still in place to start school on Aug. 31.


The next board meeting is Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 6 pm at the Metcalfe County Board of Education on West Stockton Street.




Congressman Comer and Dr. Lile

Congressional Record

Joey Shive and Dr. Lile

Jamie Howard and Dr. Lile

Vickie Harper


Congressman Comer Presentation




Josh Hurt Comments



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