NSBA official to talk about new federal ESSA law at KSBA’s Summer Leadership Institute; KOSAA event also on tap

Registrations are now being accepted for KSBA’s Summer Leadership Institute, July 8-9 at Lexington’s Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel and Conference Center. And KSBA is again creating extra opportunities for board members to obtain both required annual training hours and the state-mandated courses.

Board members and superintendents will receive registration flyers in the mail within the next few days, but online registration will be live on the KSBA website within 24 hours of this edition of Boardcast.

On Friday afternoon, July 8, a three-for-one set of bonus workshops will cover all of the mandated classes in board member ethics, school finance and superintendent evaluations. Each of the topics also will be covered during the Saturday clinics.

In all, over two days a total of 23 seminars and general sessions will be available for participants. Other clinic topics include bullying and suicide prevention, an update on Kentucky’s in-the-works school accountability system, board self-evaluations, the minority superintendent internship program, data-driven decision making, effective board governance and the KSBA eMeeting and school energy services.

The lineup features a Saturday morning keynote address by National School Boards Association Deputy Associate Executive Director Lucy Gettman, who will discuss the local school board role in implementing the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The law, passed by Congress late last year, is in the regulatory development stage, both in Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Department of Education and in Frankfort by the Kentucky Department of Education.

Friday evening, KSBA Director of Governmental Relations Hope McLaughlin will offer a look back at the 2016 General Assembly and a forecast of issues and priorities for the association heading to the 2017 legislative session. During this program, KSBA will honor a board member and a superintendent with the Celebrate Advocacy for Public Education (CAPE) awards (formerly the Kids First Advocacy award).

Registration is $210 per person plus $15 for those who want lunch at the conference on Saturday. A Saturday continental breakfast is included in the registration price. The registration deadline is July 1.

For more information about this year's Summer Leadership Institute, please view the June web video on the homepage of the KSBA website.

Friday also marks the 11th annual summer conference of the Kentucky Organization of Superintendents’ Administrative Assistants (KOSAA).

Professional development topics on the KOSAA agenda include coverage of the annual board policy and procedure update, public speaking tips, personal wellness, compiling energy conservation reports and time for sharing among members.

Registration is $75 and includes lunch.

For more information on the Summer Leadership Institute, call 800-372-2962 and ask for Kerri Schelling kschelling@ksba.org or Tammie Conatser tconatser@ksba.org. For questions about the KOSAA conference, call and ask for Kim Barker kim.barker@ksba.org.

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