Congratulations to Kentucky’s largest group of locally elected officials during January observation of School Board Recognition Month

KSBA is pleased to join Kentucky’s 173 public school districts in saluting the state’s 867 local board of education members during School Board Recognition Month.

January 2015 marks the 20th year in which Kentucky – and a number of other states – have marked the month for acknowledging the contributions of local school board members to the effective leadership of their public school systems.

KSBA President Allen Kennedy, a member of the Hancock County school board, praised his counterparts across the state for putting the emphasis in the right place.

“Every day, there are nearly 44,000 teachers and more than 678,000 students in 1,223 schools who are striving for a simple but dynamic goal: learning new and exciting concepts. They do that using the systems and the resources that are available because of the work of men and women on local boards who make hard but necessary decisions,” Kennedy said. “There are many things in life we can’t control, but one thing for sure we can control, individually and as a board, is how hard we work to succeed.”

Most, if not all, school systems have their own local ways of honoring board members during meetings this month and/or in the local news media.

Thank you, local board members, from the staff and leadership of KSBA for your leadership.

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