2012 January Advocate homepage

2012 January Advocate homepage

Far reaching
The School Energy Managers Project may be winding down in terms of federal funding, but those involved in the program believe it has made some lasting changes in its short existence – some of them unexpected.

Energy evangelists
On another front of the School Energy Managers Project, there’s a small army of students in Kentucky who now vigilantly monitor energy use in their schools, while the field of energy efficiency is blended with curriculum. Johnson County schools are a perfect example.

Skill set
Kentucky school districts have had a laser-like focus on college and career readiness for their students, but readiness works both ways. For School Board Recognition Month, we asked the question: What skills do school board members need to be ready to do their jobs?

Ready for Annual Conference
From pre-conference sessions to Sunday morning closing speaker, the 76th KSBA Annual Conference will offer plenty of learning opportunities for board members. Among the highlights: A panel of employers who will let board teams know exactly what they want from their graduates.

2011 Winter Symposium:
The new normal
School building design has to reflect not only the latest in construction but the new learning and teaching  styles and the technological and social spaces that plugged-in students need, according to a keynote speaker at KSBA’s 2011 Winter Symposium.

Building support
Kentucky school facility managers are raising awareness about unmet needs in their field that aren’t directly related to bricks and mortar. They are encouraging more training for maintenance staff and a higher profile for their position.

Collaborative cure 
Hopkins County High School is filling a local need in the nursing field while putting students on the path to a health care career. The unique collaboration among the district, community college and hospital gives students both training and college credit.

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On the cover
Members of Johnson County High School’s Juice Krew check tubes in a light fixture as part of an energy audit. Cole Siten checks the bulb while Jordan Puckett holds the ladder and Mikita Wallen records the findings.   Johnson County is one of many Kentucky districts that have benefited from  the School Energy Managers Project.

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