Kentucky School Advocate - Take Note

Kentucky School Advocate - Take Note

Take Note

Get on board
Six regional chairperson seats will be filled on the KSBA Board of Directors during elections at Fall Regional Meetings coming up, and the nomination process is also beginning for four director-at-large seats.
 
Elections for regional chairpersons will be held in the Second, Fourth, Northern Kentucky, Middle Cumberland, Eastern Kentucky South and Upper Cumberland regions.
 
Meanwhile, nominations will be accepted until the Nov. 14 deadline for four director-at-large positions on the board. A call for self-nominations for the director-at-large seats has been mailed to all local school board members, and the form is also posted on the association’s website, www.ksba.org; click on the “About” icon atop the home page. Candidates for director-at-large must be local board members eligible to serve as director at the time of nomination. A local board member can’t seek nomination if the term would coincide with another member of the same board already serving on the association board.
 
The KSBA board, in addition to three officers, consists of 12 directors-at-large and 12 regional chairpersons.
 
The KSBA Board of Directors, which meets at least quarterly, sets association policy, legislative positions and annual budgets, and works closely with the association’s professional staff on issues important to Kentucky’s public elementary and secondary education system.
 
Association bylaws call for a nominee selection committee appointed by President Durward Narramore Jr. of Jenkins Independent to review the candidates and present a slate of nominees for ratification during the KSBA annual conference business session Feb. 28, 2015 in Louisville.
 
Awards time
The nominating period is now open for the 2015 Warren Proudfoot Award for outstanding school board member, the F.L. Dupree Award for outstanding superintendent and the KSBA Friend of Education Award.
 
The nomination deadline is Nov. 1 for each of those awards, which will be presented at the association’s annual conference, Feb. 27-March 1, 2015 in Louisville.
 
Click for guidelines, forms and other information. Questions may also be directed to Brad Hughes bhughes@ksba.org or Mary Davis mary.davis@ksba.org at 1-800-372-2962.
 
Have training, will travel
KSBA’s Member Support/Communications Services Director Brad Hughes has been providing training for board members and superintendents this year beyond the borders of the Commonwealth. Hughes taught media interview classes this spring at the National School Boards Association’s national conference in New Orleans and its Advocacy Institute in Washington, D.C.
 
This spring and summer, he led seminars for the Indiana School Boards Association in media relations and using social media. In August, he provided on-camera interview clinics for the Presidents’ Retreat for state school boards association leaders in New York City. In November he heads to Anchorage, Alaska, to train Alaska School Boards Association members in media relations, marketing, social media and using board meetings as a communications tool.
 
This follows 2013 communications seminars for the Arizona, Florida and Louisiana associations.
Hughes continues to do training in a variety of communications topics in Kentucky districts. Click here to go to the Member Support/Communications page and see what’s available to Kentucky school leaders.
Swearing in
Two former local school board members were jointly sworn in to the Kentucky Board of Education Aug. 7 by Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd during the board’s annual retreat in Frankfort. Former Corbin Independent board member Debra L. Cook, a retired administrative law judge for unemployment claims, is a former Corbin Independent school board member. Attorney Sam Hinkle spent 12 years on the Shelby County school board. Photo by Amy Wallott/KDE
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