Second time around
Oldham County school board member Larry Dodson has been appointed by KSBA President Durward Narramore to fill a vacancy on the KSBA Board of Directors. Dodson will serve as an at-large director until an election is held at the association’s annual business meeting.
Dodson, a safety director for Louisville Gas & Electric/Kentucky Utilities, has been a member of the Oldham County board since 2006. He has won awards for training, service and safety from the Kentucky and American gas associations. Dodson is a graduate of Jefferson County Schools. His community activities include North Oldham Little League and the American Red Cross.
Former Jefferson County school board member Joe Hardesty will represent KSBA on the Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Directors. Hardesty, an attorney, was appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to a term expiring July 1, 2017. The County Employees Retirement System, which covers school district classified employees, is part of the KRS.
Program Review primer
Program reviews are the focus of the latest training module in the KSBA Unbridled Learning series on Kentucky’s new accountability and assessment system. The training for board/superintendent teams encompasses the process, rubrics, evidence and classifications of program reviews for schools and districts. Board members will get the information they need to develop talking points to educate their community on this aspect of the accountability system. The session runs 75 minutes.
For more information about this new module or other modules in the Unbridled Learning series, contact Jean Crowley at KSBA, 800-372-2962 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Last call, almost
Nominations will be accepted for just a few more weeks for the Warren Proudfoot Award for outstanding school board member, the F.L. Dupree Award for outstanding superintendent, KSBA Friend of Education Award and Kids First Advocacy Award. The deadline for each of those awards is Nov. 1. All honors except Kids First will be presented at the association’s annual conference Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in Louisville.
For guidelines, forms and other information on those first three awards, go to www.ksba.org
and pull down the Member Support/Communications tab at the top, then click on “Annual Conference Education Awards.” Another option is to contact Brad Hughes email@example.com
or Mary Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
at 1-800-372-2962. For Kids First, go to KSBA’s website and click on the Governmental Relations tab at the top.
The application deadline also is approaching for the third annual KSBA First Degree Scholarship, a $2,500 award that will go to one male and one female student who would be the first in their immediate family to attend an institution of higher education.
Nominations must be submitted by the student’s local school board along with a form signed by the school’s guidance counselor and school board chairman. Scholarships will be awarded via a drawing conducted by the KSBA Board of Directors, which created the scholarship. For eligibility information and forms, go to www.ksba.org
and click on “About” at the top of the page, then scroll down the left side of the next page to find the First Degree Scholarship link.