Between 200 and 300 Kentucky school board members, superintendents and others from across the Commonwealth are registered for the National School Boards Association’s 75th annual conference March 21-23 at the Nashville Music City Convention Center.
· KSBA President Allen Kennedy of Hancock County, President elect David Webster of Simpson County, Director-at-Large Ramona Malone of Newport Independent and Associate Executive Director David Baird will represent members at the NSBA Delegate Assembly on Friday.
· Congratulations to Owensboro Independent Schools for its selection as honorable mention in the American School Board Journal’s Magna Awards recognition program.
· KSBA will again participate in a multistate Central Region reception at the Omni Nashville Hotel (conference headquarters hotel) on Saturday. The reception in the hotel’s Legends Room will be from 5-6:30 p.m. and all Kentuckians attending the conference are invited to attend. KSBA appreciates the following partners for helping to sponsor the Kentucky participation in the Central Region reception: Gold Level: Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, LLC; Silver Level: American Fidelity Assurance Company; and Bronze Level: The Roeding Group/Public Entity Insurance. Thank you!
During the conference, several Kentucky presenters are on the agenda in workshops including:
Friday, March 20
Brad Hughes, KSBA staff – School Board Ethics (preconference half-day seminar).
Saturday, March 21
Eminence Independent Superintendent Buddy Berry and team including students – Students of the Future…TODAY! Web tools used by students in the classroom.
Julie Bauscher, Jefferson County Schools, Dr. Patti Montague, Kentucky School Nutrition Association – Serious Business of School Nutrition.
Taylor County Supt. Roger Cook and administrative team – Six-Spoked Wheel of Personalized Learning.
Brad Hughes, KSBA staff – Gaining the Public Advocate Advantage.
Sunday, March 22
Russellville Independent High/Middle School Assistant Principal Brandon Blake – Creating Next- Generation Leaders through Student Ambassadors.
Boone County Supt. Randy Poe and Board of Education members – The Power of One Year: The first 365 days of our commitment to 21st century learners.
Monday, March 23
Ron Wilhite, KSBA School Energy Managers Project; Jay Wilson, Warren County Public Schools – Energy Efficiency: The Untapped Pool that Can Fund your Schools
Montgomery County Schools Aaron Breek, Ashley Tyree – Music Matters!: Research-document Links between Music Education & Student Achievement