KSBA schedules spring regional training opportunities for board members to get their state-mandated courses; partnership with ed co-ops

Many school board members were able to attend the KSBA Annual Conference in February and receive training in the mandated topics of finance, superintendent evaluation and ethics. But knowing there would be other opportunities to receive training in those topics, some attendees chose to attend sessions on other topics of interest.

For those board members who still need board member training credit in these mandated topics for 2016, those additional training opportunities are right around the corner. KSBA has again partnered with the state’s education co-ops to offer board member training sessions in the areas of finance, superintendent evaluation, finance and ethics. The dates and locations for these spring regional training sessions are listed below.


Training Date






Sat., March 26

Lloyd High School Library

450 Bartlett Avenue


9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Thurs., April 14

904 Rose Road


5-8 p.m.


Sat., April 16

The Corbin Center

222 Corbin Center Drive


9 a.m.- noon


Thurs., April 21

WKEC Conference Center

435 Outlet Avenue


5-8 p.m.


Sat., April 23

2331 Fortune Dr

Suite 120


9 a.m.-noon


Thurs., April 28

412 Roy Campbell Drive


4-7 p.m.


Sat., April 30

230 Technology Way

Bowling Green

9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Tues., May 3

100 Alpine Drive


5-8 p.m.

Depending on the location of the training, courses offered this year include:

Capital Funding

Capital Funds are the source of protected monies to support the renovation and construction of school facilities. Would you like to know how these funds are generated? Would you like to know what restrictions are applied to these funds? Come and learn the details about capital funds, bonding capacity, and issuing bonds as well as the capital funds request form and how these funds may be used for operating expenses.

Fraud – Are You at Risk?

Learn how internal controls and segregation of duties not only help district fiscal operations, but minimize the risk of fraudulent activity.

Making Sense of Dollars: Presenting Financial Information to Non-Financial Audiences

If you think school finance is a tough topic to tackle, consider how mind-boggling it is for the people who pay the taxes that fund your programs. This class, developed with help from members of the Kentucky Association of School Business Officials, offers ideas and calendar opportunities to spell out school budgets and taxes to the community.

Evaluating the Superintendent – Looking Back and Moving Forward

During the 2014-15 school year, school boards became familiar with the new Superintendent Professional Growth and Effectiveness System. The following year brought implementation in all Kentucky school districts. Use this session to discuss successes and challenges of the new instrument and process, along with best practices to ensure the SPGES assists your board/superintendent team to become more effective leaders.

Ethics and the School Board Meeting

Effective school board leadership often involves making ethical decisions. This session looks at board member roles and responsibilities, as well as best practices before, during and after the school board meeting.

The format for each day of training will consist of three to five 60-minute workshops on the topics of superintendent evaluation, finance and ethics. There will be a $40 fee for each session a participant attends to offset the cost of the trainers, travel expenses, materials and handouts. However, there is no fee to participate in the superintendent evaluation training thanks to a partnership with the Prichard Committee and funding through the Gates Foundation.

Participants will have the option to attend all sessions or only the session(s) they need.

To register please complete the registration form under KSBA Events or contact Shannon Robinson at Shannon.robinson@ksba.org or 502-695-4630 x 1248.

For additional information please contact Jean Crowley at jean.crowley@ksba.org or 1-502-695-4630 x 1103.

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