2013 May Advocate

2013 May Advocate

Kentucky School Advocate

Kentucky School Advocate
Time’s on their side
When they first come to school in the morning, students at Breckinridge County High School know they’ll have some time to catch up on homework, get extra help, study – and more. The school’s Tiger Time is a logistical challenge that is paying off.
 
Seeing red
The updated guide to managing student activity funds – often a sore point in district audits – is both reorganized and expanded. Most importantly, it deals with the sticky questions that often arise for booster clubs and other external support groups. 
 
Magna movers
Kentucky had a sizeable crop of national Magna Award honorees this year. An Eminence Independent program won a first place award, while three other districts were recognized by the American School Board Journal and Sodexo School Services.

Ahead of the curve, on top of PEAK
The Grant County school board began planning for college and career readiness before it became a statewide push. The board’s answer to that need was a new Career and Technology Center that has become KSBA’s latest program to be honored with a PEAK (Public Education Achieves in Kentucky) Award.

A jump on safety
Legislation passed by the 2013 General Assembly outlined new requirements for school safety plans and security, but many school districts weren’t waiting for a new law following the Connecticut school shooting last December.

Food with attitude
As they say, it’s all in the presentation. A Campbell County elementary school has seen its meal numbers rise as the staff has gone all-out to make eating at school – and eating the right foods – full of fun and surprises, including the occasional mystery chef.
 
 
 
 
From the magazine
 

On the cover
Brandon Haycraft listens and takes notes as English teacher Erin DeHaven outlines the game plan for a week of “Power Review” for on-demand writing during Tiger Time at Breckinridge County High School, while behind him, Kyle Neff, Larry Smith and Joe Embrey do the same. It’s just one of the ways the school uses the dedicated 25-minute block of time to improve academic achievement.
About the magazine
The Kentucky School Advocateis published 10 times a year by the Kentucky School Boards Association. Copies are mailed to KSBA members as part of their association membership. One additional issue each year is published exclusively on KSBA’s website.
 
Executive Director
Bill Scott

Member Support Services Director
Brad Hughes

Advocate Editor
Madelynn Coldiron

Publications Coordinator
Jennifer Wohlleb

Account Executive
Mary Davis

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