14 March Advocate

14 March Advocate

Kentucky School Advocate

Kentucky School Advocate
Cloudy forecast?
Overarching state security may provide protection to school district data in the cloud, but that doesn’t mean schools can relax when they use cloud storage for local programs. What are the questions board members should be asking about protecting student data in the cloud?
Pizza and planning
While it may not be unusual for a handful of students to talk about their future over slices of pizza, every junior and senior in Walton-Verona Independent takes part in one of these small-group meetings. And the district’s top administrators guide the discussion.

From the ashes
Clark County Schools’ Phoenix Academy is aptly named, rising from the ashes of an old-style alternative school to a modern program that sparks students’ interest and motivation with a relentless focus on preparing them for a job.

Efficiency through technology
An investment in technology, from automated systems to equipment that limits demand for power, has paid off for Butler County Schools, paving the way for the district to be one of the most energy-efficient in the state.

Easy credit
The state education department has been using a road show of sorts to make sure districts know that the agency wants to be an enabler, not an enemy, in making nontraditional credits like performance-based courses work with the student attendance system.

From the magazine

Executive Insights      

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Board Room
On the cover
While the Kentucky Department  of Education’s transition of school district systems like Infinite Campus and MUNIS to the cloud has been smooth and secure, educators at the local level need to take precautions on protecting student data when using cloud-based services. Photo from Photos.com 

About the magazine
Kentucky School Boards Association
260 Democrat Dr.
Frankfort, KY 40601

Interim Executive Director
David Baird

Member Support/Communications  Services Director
Brad Hughes

Advocate Editor
Madelynn Coldiron

Publications Coordinator
Jennifer Wohlleb

Account Executive
Mary Davis

The Kentucky School Advocate is published 10 times a year by the Kentucky School Boards Association. Copies are mailed to KSBA members as part of their association membership. One additional issue each year is published exclusively on KSBA’s website.

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