KSBA now accepting district subscriptions for new calendar planning service with in-state, national observations, events for teachers, administrators

Kentucky teachers, principals and other K-12 personnel will soon start developing 2016-17 work plans and classroom instruction schedules. To help, KSBA has created a new, time-saving instrument that is now open for subscription.

The KSBA "It's a Date! School Calendar Planning Service” is a database of K-12-related events and observations that combines nationwide and Kentucky-specific dates.

The month-by-month listing –which will be updated at least twice during the school year – features a link to online information about every date for which background resources are available.

Here is a sample of a portion of one month of the service (minus web links):

March 1 Deadline to give tentative budget, staffing to SBDM councils

March 2 Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss’ birthday)

March 2-4 AASA Annual Conference, New Orleans

March 3 World Wildlife Day

March 4 National Grammar Day

March 6–10 National School Breakfast Week

March 8 International Women’s Day

March 8-12 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16, Newport

March 11-13 KAAC Governor’s Cup State Finals, Louisville

March 12 Daylight Savings Time starts

March 14 Pi Day

March 15-19 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16, Lexington

March 19–25 National Agriculture Week

March 20 First day of spring

The service will include such useful dates as KHSAA and KMEA competitions, meetings of the Kentucky Board of Education, and conferences of groups like KASS, KASA, KASC, KYPTA and others.

This service is designed to be a useful tool to many people within a school district:

· Central office staff who must plan the annual calendar, district schedule changes.

· Principals and SBDM councils who schedule field trips and building-wide celebrations.

· Teachers, especially elementary educators, who often create event-related instruction themes.

A district subscription of $100 will cover any and all employees with whom the superintendent and district leadership team wishes to share both the year-long document as well as the updates. Subscriptions may be made by clicking here.

For more information, please contact Brad Hughes bhughes@ksba.org, Madelynn Coldiron mcoldiron@ksba.org, or Matt McCarty matt.mccarty@ksba.org or call 800-372-2962.

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