KSBA accepting nominations for Fall 2015 PEAK Award for programs designed to improve student achievement

KSBA is actively seeking nominations for this year's second and last PEAK (Public Education Achieves in Kentucky) Award for local efforts that enhance student learning. KSBA recognizes one outstanding program in the fall and spring of each school year.

Nominations are accepted only from the local board of education and the district administration. Only programs specifically designed to improve the academic achievement of students will be considered for the PEAK Award. Nominated programs may be districtwide, shared by multiple schools or based at an individual school in the district. Programs must already be in operation; conceptual plans are not eligible. Nominated programs should be noncommercial, locally created and innovative.

Nominations consist of the following items:

* Program overview

* One letter of endorsement from teacher or teachers involved in the initiative

* One letter of endorsement from one or more students OR parents involved in the initiative

A statewide panel of judges reviews the nominated programs and makes the award selection. This cycle's nomination deadline is Thursday, Oct. 1.

PEAK Award presentations take place during a tour of the selected program by KSBA, district and school representatives and invited members of local and regional news media. The chosen program is the subject of a story in the Kentucky School Advocate magazine. And each PEAK Award recipient is invited to lead a clinic at the next KSBA annual conference.

The PEAK Award program is open to all Kentucky public school systems that have not been selected for an earlier edition of the award in the past 10 years.

For more information, click here http://www.ksba.org/PEAK.aspx or contact Jenny Wohlleb jwohlleb@ksba.org or Madelynn Coldiron mcoldiron@ksba.org at 800-372-2962.

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