01-13 Take Note

01-13 Take Note

Take Note

Take Note
Next in line
Allen E. Kennedy of the Hancock County Board of Education is the nominee to become the next president-elect – and eventually president – of the Kentucky School Boards Association. Kennedy, a member of the KSBA board since 2008 and the Hancock County board since January 2007, has been recommended by the association’s nominating committee.

A master electrician and certified human resources manager, Kennedy has more than 40 years’ experience in labor and management representation.

He joined KSBA’s board member training cadre in 2012 and represents local school boards on the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board.

Kennedy will follow Durward Narramore of Jenkins Independent, who becomes KSBA president at the conclusion of the association’s annual conference in February. He will serve as president elect for two years before automatically ascending to the association’s top leadership post in 2015.

The nominating committee also recommended four people for election to three-year terms as directors-at-large: Patti Insko, Robertson County; Dianne Mackey, Daviess County; Ramona Malone, Newport Independent; and James See, Lawrence County.
Under the KSBA bylaws, the nominating committee’s recommendations will go to the full membership for ratification at the association’s annual business meeting Feb. 23 during the 77th KSBA Annual Conference.

Tops in attendance
The winners of the 2012 High Attendance Day competition, sponsored by the Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel, were:
• Small elementary school – Fancy Farm, Graves County, 100 percent
• Small middle school – Betsy Lane Middle, Floyd County, 100 percent
• Small high school – Augusta Independent, 100 percent
• Large elementary school– Lowes Elementary, Graves County, 99.64 percent
• Large middle school – Murray Middle, 99.55 percent
• Large high school – Louisville Male High School, JCPS, 97.98 percent

Making the honor roll
Nine Kentucky public school districts have made the third annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll. The districts were honored for increasing access to AP course work while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams. In all, 530 districts were recognized nationally and in Canada.
The nine Kentucky districts are: Ashland Independent; and Boone, Bourbon, Clinton, Fayette, Oldham, Pulaski, Spencer and Washington county districts.

Been a long time
Six KSBA staffers were recognized for their service during the association’s annual holiday gathering Dec. 13. They are from left: Mary Davis, member/associate support specialist, 20 years; Madelynn Coldiron, communication services manager, 15 years; Teresa Combs, director of Legal and Administrative Services, 15 years; Jhan Wilson, administrative assistant to the associate executive director, 20 years; and Leah Herrara, controller, five years. KSBA Executive Director Bill Scott, far right, who is retiring June 30, was also recognized for his service.

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