Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops

Friday, March 2 | 9 a.m.-noon

All Together Now - For Experienced Members! 
PC1  
Looking for a convenient way to earn credit in the mandated topics of ethics, finance and superintendent evaluation?  Attend this session to learn important information while working toward meeting annual requirements. Special one-hour versions of these workshops are included:
  • Board Members and Constitutents: The Ethical Edge (Meets mandated ethics training requirement)
  • The Biggest Piece of the Budget Pie: Salaries and Benefits (Counts toward mandated finance training requirement)
  • Success with SPGES (Meets mandated superintendent evaluation training requirement)
This session is for experienced board members, but open to members of any length of service. It’s especially convenient for members who need only one hour of each topic to meet their annual requirements.
 
All Together Now – Back to Basics!  
PC2  
Building a strong foundation in board roles and responsibilities helps prepare board members for the work of the board/superintendent team.  Attend this session to learn the basics and receive training credit in the mandated topics of ethics, finance and superintendent evaluation.  Special one-hour versions of the following workshops are included:
  • Board Members and Constitutents: The Ethical Edge (Meets mandated ethics training requirement)
  • Finance II: Dollars and Sense (Counts toward mandated finance training requirement)
  • The Basics of Superintendent Evaluation (Meets mandated superintendent evaluation training requirement)
Developed with the needs of new board members in mind, this session also is open to board members of any length of service who are interested in the basics of board work.  

Russellville READY
PC3 | A/S Level IV/V Elective
All seniors at Russellville High School are challenged to leave the district “Russellville READY,” meaning they have acquired 12 attributes under the major areas of Postsecondary, Portable Skills and Panther Sense. After several learning experiences throughout the year, students declare themselves READY in an authentic panel review process.
Bart Flener, superintendent, Russellville Independent Schools

Finance I A, I B, II  
PC4  | A/S Level III required topic School Finance; meets mandated finance training requirement
School board members in their first term of office are required to receive three hours of finance training.  Attendance at this session will not only meet that requirement but provide information on the basics of school finance and how effective use of finances can assist the district in reaching goals.
  • School Board Fiscal Responsibilities:  Driving Success Through Informed Decisions | Part I A | This is the first of a two-part series that examines the broad fiscal responsibilities of school boards. Topics include procurement, facilities, transportation, financial reporting and audits. 
  • School Board Fiscal Responsibilities:  Driving Success Through Informed Decisions | Part I B | This is the second of a two-part session that examines the broad fiscal responsibilities of school boards.  Learn how school boards can support district goals and prioritize allocation of resources that drive student achievement.
  • Finance II:  Dollars and Sense | Participants learn about the budgetary process and how to provide guidance and oversight of a fiscally responsible budget that supports the mission of the district. Learn about the different funding sources, including restricted and discretionary funds, how to ask the right questions and identify budget “leaks.” Budgetary decisions, requirements, reporting and timelines are also discussed.  

School Safety and Security – In-Depth Review of Common Concerns in Kentucky Schools
PC5 | A/S Level IV/V Elective
The Kentucky Center for School Safety has conducted safety/security assessments in over 1,000 schools in Kentucky since 2002. As a result of those assessments, common concerns have emerged. This session provides an in-depth review of those areas and suggestions for addressing them. Participants also learn about applicable state laws and ways in which school leaders can enhance safety and security practices. Dan Orman, KCSS training coordinator, KSBA

Charter Authorizing Boot Camp
PC6
Local school boards account for 173 of 175 potential charter school authorizers in Kentucky, but does your board know what steps to take when a charter school application is received? This boot camp gives boards the answer to that question and helps them understand what it means to engage in high-quality charter authorizing. The session highlights all aspects of authorizer startup, planning and development and introduces attendees to authorizing best practices. Take advantage of this opportunity to proactively prepare to adopt and engage in strong charter authorizing practices.

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