Kentucky, KSBA to be well-represented at NSBA national conference beginning Friday in Nashville

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!

Kentucky Clinics

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

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