Mandated Training

Mandated Training

School board members in Kentucky are required to earn a minimum number of training hours each year. The KSBA Annual Conference offers many clinic sessions that help board members meet that requirement. 

Here are the requirements for board members serving prior to Jan. 1, 2015, based on years of service:
  • 0-3 years | 12 hours of annual training
  • 4-7 years | 8 hours of annual training
  • 8-plus years | 4 hours of annual training

For members seated on or after Jan. 1, 2015:

  • 0-7 years | 12 hours of annual training
  • 8-plus years | 8 hours of annual training

The Kentucky Board of Education also requires a set number of mandated training hours. Based on years of service, board members must meet the following annual training requirements:

  • 0-3 years | 3 hours of school finance; 1 hour of ethics; 1 hour of superintendent evaluation
  • 4-7 years | 2 hours of school finance; 1 hour of ethics; 1 hour of superintendent evaluation
  • 8-plus years | 1 hour of school finance; 1 hour of ethics; 1 hour of superintendent evaluation every other year

New board members also must acquire training hours from these topics

  • School law
  • School finance
  • Community relations
  • Policy development
  • Personnel relations
  • Instructional programs
  • Superintendent/board relations
  • Goal setting
  • Decision making
  • Employment and evaluation of superintendent
  • Educational services for gifted and other special-population children

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