1. Welcome to The Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative Supporting Excellence in Education Through Regional Coordination
2. OVEC Mission The Mission of the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC) is to provide high quality services and programs that support, empower and build capacity in school learning communities, to ensure that students achieve college/career readiness.
3. The History of OVEC OVEC was established in 1976 under Kentucky's Interlocal Cooperation Act.
OVEC was initially located in Shelbyville, Kentucky before moving to the University of Louisville's main campus in 1978.
In 1988, OVEC moved from U of L to a commercial office building in Louisville.
In early 1993, OVEC purchased its first facility in LaGrange, KY.
In March 1998, OVEC returned to Shelbyville, after building a 12,000 square foot facility on five acres.
4. OVEC Leadership Mr. Tony Harvey 1976 – 1981
Dr. Thomas Jeffries 1981 – 1984
Dr. Linda Hargan 1984 – 1988
Dr. John A. Rosati 1989 – 2004
Dr. Leon Mooneyhan 2004 - Present
5. 2011 – 2012
Mr. Don Cravens, Superintendent - Anchorage Independent Schools
Mr. Keith Davis , Superintendent - (Vice-Chair) Bullitt County Schools
Ms. Lisa James, Superintendent - Carroll County Schools
Mr. Buddy Berry, Superintendent - Eminence Independent Schools
Dr. Harrie Buecker, Superintendent - Franklin County Schools
Ms. Dorothy Perkins, Superintendent (Chair) - Gallatin County Schools
Mr. Ron Livingood, Superintendent - Grant County Schools
Mr. Tim Abrams, Superintendent - Henry County Schools
Mr. Paul Upchurch, Superintendent - Oldham County Schools
Mr. David Raleigh, Superintendent - Owen County Schools
Mr. James Neihof, Superintendent - Shelby County Schools
Mr. Charles Adams, Superintendent - Spencer County Schools
Ms. Marcia Dunaway, Superintendent - Trimble County Schools
Other representatives that attend board meetings include:
Ms. Pam Young, Office of Education Accountability
Ms. Roya Ghazi, Office of Education Accountability
Dr. Blake Haselton, University of Louisville
Ms. Lisa Gross, Kentucky Department of Education
Mr. Wilson Sears, Kentucky Association of School Superintendents
Mr. David Baird, Kentucky School Boards Association
Dr. Phil Rogers, Education Professional Standards Board
Mr. Darren Billberry, Kentucky High School Athletics Association
OVEC Board Members
6. OVEC Districts Anchorage Independent (Jefferson County)
Eminence Independent (Henry County)
7. OVEC Programs District Support Services
Other District Support Services
Read to Achieve
Teaching American History
Head Start/Early Head Start
Other Support Services
School Nutrition Services
8. District Support Services
9. Read to Achieve Literacy Resource Specialist provides direct assistance to primary-level struggling readers in Eminence Independent.
10. Teaching American History
11. CATALYST Collaboration Among Teachers and Librarians Yielding Successful Teaching
12. BALANCE Beneficial Activity Levels and Nutritional Choices Everyday Project Balance is proud to join the nationwide initiative to solve the challenge of childhood obesity
The goals of this three-year OVEC grant is to improve and increase daily physical activity, cardiovascular fitness levels, and to increase students’ consumption of fruits and vegetables in Brooks, Eastern, Southside, and Taylorsville Elementary Schools. Other strategies in this grant include the implementation of a rigorous PE curriculum, integration of physical activity and nutrition concepts into classroom instruction, enhancement of school nutrition and health/wellness policies, and Family Night Programs to increase parental involvement in physical and nutrition education.
Contact Karen Larimore, Project Balance Director, for further information.
13. Grants Development Development of grant proposals that serve multiple school districts to fund a wide variety of projects that benefit member districts. The OVEC Grant Writing Team:
Researches grant opportunities for OVEC and member districts
Conducts needs assessments of member districts for grant proposals
Researches key academic and programmatic areas for use in grant proposals
Develops grant applications and budgets with input from staff and districts
Hosts meetings for member districts to provide technical assistance to assist them in writing their own successful grant applications
14. Head Start / Early Head Start Head Start is a federally funded, comprehensive program serving three and four year old children for Head Start and 6 weeks to three years old for Early Head Start, from income eligible families in Bullitt, Eminence, Gallatin, Henry, Owen, Shelby, and Spencer Counties.
Head Start involves parents and the community in programs focused in three areas:
Family and Community Partnerships
Ten percent of Head Start’s enrollment is reserved for children professionally diagnosed as disabled, who receive comprehensive services to meet their special needs.
15. Head Start / Early Head Start Education
A Center based or Full Day Full Year option program with individualized instruction is provided. This helps the child develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development. Parents are encouraged to become an integral part of the child’s learning process.
Additionally, a Home-Based option is available to expecting mothers and families with infants and toddlers up to age 3 who do not need the childcare services offered by the Full Day Full Year option, but would like to benefit from the education, health, and family services that Early Head Start has to offer.
A comprehensive health program is provided to promote preventive health services and early intervention. Families are introduced to a network system that links them to ongoing health care. Head Start health services include:
Medical, Vision, and Dental Exams
Speech/Language, Hearing and Development Screening
Nutritional and Growth Assessments
Mental Health Services
16. Head Start / Early Head Start Family Services
Head Start provides counseling, referrals, and assistance to families in becoming aware of community resources available that may benefit their family. Head Start’s Social Service staff help promote independence, personal growth and self-sufficiency in families.
Parents are an essential part of the Head Start program. They may become active participants in classroom and group activities in program planning and the decision-making process. Parents have opportunities to learn, grow and become more effective parents. Disabilities Services
Disabled children and their families receive the full range of Head Start developmental services. In addition, Head Start staff members work closely with community agencies to provide services which meet the special needs of the disabled child. Services for children identified include outreach and recruitment, screening, professional diagnosis, development and implementation of IEP. Transition services into and out of Head Start are also provided.
17. Special Education Exceptional Children Services
Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
Positive Behavioral Supports
Compliance and Monitoring Systems
18. Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Data Analysis
Differentiated Instructional Strategies
Alternate Assessment & Curriculum
Co-Teaching and Collaboration
Culturally Responsive Instructional Practices
Response to Intervention (RtI)
Individual Education Programs (IEPs)
Individual Learning Plans (ILPs)
19. Positive Behavioral Supports
School-wide Behavior & Discipline support
Teacher and Classroom Consultation
Collaboration with KyCID
Climate and Culture support
20. Lending Library Assistive Technology & Equipment
Adaptive & Therapeutic Equipment
Books, Materials, Videos, DVDs:
Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment
Behavior & Discipline & Management
School Crisis Management
Special Education Issues
21. OVEC Network Groups
22. I-Classes Online Courses
23. GED Testing GED Test Centers are located at
Ohio Valley Education Foundation
Whitney M. Young Job Corp
Additional addendum test sites as requested
24. School Nutrition Services Nutrition Analyst assists 12 OVEC districts in complying with federal regulations and the analysis of menus for all participating districts
Assistance and guidance given in the areas of recently enacted state legislation and wellness policies affecting districts
Ongoing extensive product testing conducted by the OVEC School Nutrition Services Committee to evaluate the quality, nutritional value and acceptance of new and presently utilized products
Annual workshop and food show held for School Nutrition Services personnel at the start of the school year
Districts receive allergy and carbohydrate count and information for their programs
Ongoing menu, recipe and product analysis through the USDA approved Nutrikids program
Maintenance and publication of nutritional value of foods and beverages used in accordance with 702 KAR 6:090
25. OVEC Finance OVEC operates through the membership fees of participating districts as well as through federal, state, local, and foundation funding, with an annual budget of $9.5 million.
The 13 superintendents of member districts serve on the Board of Directors, the policy-making body of the cooperative. The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for overseeing the finances of the agency.
26. OVEC General Fund Revenues
27. OVEC continually provides support to member districts with an end goal of enhancing academic achievement for all students. OVEC Continues To Support