KSBA fall meetings to help board members meet state mandate to learn about new superintendent evaluation model; ethics, finance workshops offered

Kentucky school board members who attend this year’s KSBA Fall Regional Meetings will have a two-for-one opportunity: an introduction to a different way of measuring goals for local superintendents and options to meet the state’s new training requirements for board members.

Regional meetings begin Sept. 9 with Morgan County hosting at Morehead State University and conclude Nov. 11 at East Bernstadt Independent. A full schedule of the meetings is available here http://ksba.org/protected/ArticleView.aspx?iid=5PBUUY&dasi=3G32.

Members still needing hours to meet the new training requirements in ethics and school finance may sign up with their regional host districts for 75-minute clinics beginning at 4:30 p.m. local time. (Note: Due to space limitations, no extra clinics will be held for the Oct. 30 Fourth Region meeting hosted by West Point Independent at the Prichard Community Center in Elizabethtown.) Clinics must have a minimum number of preregistered attendees. KSBA will notify districts of any sessions that don’t attract a sufficient number of participants.

For the after-dinner program, KSBA has created a seminar designed to assist board members in meeting a Kentucky Department of Education requirement to become familiar with a series of new superintendent evaluation tools and processes developed by a statewide advisory task force. By Dec. 31, each board must notify KDE of its intent to adopt either the new state model or to develop its own process starting with the 2015-16 school year.

To assist the largest number of members possible in learning about the new evaluation option, the 75-minute program at the fall meetings will introduce members to the use of standards and indicators of the Superintendent Professional Growth and Effectiveness System; the role of board members individually and the board as a whole in crafting the performance measures; and how to communicate results with the community. The program also will count toward any member’s need for superintendent evaluation training in 2014.

Due to the complexities of the new state model, KSBA Board Team Development staff have created more detailed training for board/superintendent teams to help board members set goals for their superintendent. After the regional meetings, interested boards may contact Kerri Schelling kerri.schelling@ksba.org at 800-372-2962 for more information or to schedule that training.

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