Governmental Relations

From Frankfort to Washington, D.C., laws and regulations drive much of the direction of public schools. The Governmental Relations staff provide advocacy with legislators and policy makers on education, budget, tax policy and employment issues distinguished by an emphasis on the needs of students.

Kids First Advocacy Day in Frankfort



 Kids First  Day in Frankfort
 An Advocacy Conference
  for Education Leaders
 
 February 12, 2015
 Capital Plaza Hotel & Kentucky State Capitol
Frankfort
 

Governor Steve Beshear and the Kentucky General Assembly will make critical education policy decisions that will have a direct impact on local school districts.  There could not be a more crucial time for local education leaders to come to Frankfort and lobby their legislators.  Education and community leaders CAN make a difference.  That’s why KSBA is hosting Kids First Advocacy Day in Frankfort.  It is your opportunity to speak out for the students of Kentucky’s public schools.

 

  • Learn from legislative leaders about important legislation and current issues facing education.
  • Visit with your legislators and influence education policy.
  • Ensure that the influence of education leaders is felt in Frankfort.
 
 Registration is now open!

Click here to view the Advocacy Day Flyer

 

Legislative Contact Nomination Information

Local legislative contacts will serve as the primary contact for organizing and managing local grassroots activities. These activities include organizing legislative forums, hosting in-district meetings with legislators and sharing information with other school leaders in your community.

It is important that legislative contacts have the ability to utilize electronic communications. KSBA’s goal is to create a year-round legislative program to improve our communications with state and federalelected officials.

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Services
  • Lobbying legislators, regulatory bodies and policy makers
  • Continuous coverage of Kentucky’s annual legislative sessions
  • Weekly Legislative Reports during sessions, including budget analysis, bill summaries and critical updates
  • Coordinating superintendent review team that helps analyze bills and their potential impact on schools
  • Conducting biannual legislative survey on member’s priorities and concerns
  • Coordinating work of the KSBA Legislative Committee to develop the legislative agenda
  • Scheduling candidate forums to help members make informed choices in legislative races
  • Manage legislative contact program. Each local school board is asked to appoint a legislative contact to serve as the coordinate of local advocacy activities
  • Monitoring the regulatory process of the Kentucky Board of Education and Local Superintendents Advisory Council meetings
  • Monitoring federal legislative issues
Service Contacts:  Hope McLaughlin,  David Baird and Jhan Wilson
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