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Kentucky School Advocate

Kentucky School Advocate Local flavor
An emphasis on local ingredients is something you might see highlighted on a trendy restaurant’s menu, not in school cafeterias. But that is what is happening in some Kentucky schools, with help from a state Department of Agriculture program.

An acronym to remember
A concentrated approach to RTI – Response to Intervention – has paid big dividends in Boone County schools, which have seen their special education referrals reduced by 99 percent because of the program. Another dividend? A PEAK Award.

Bare-bones session
There were a few bright spots for K-12 education in the 2012 legislative session – while SEEK funding will be flat, the numbers will be more reliable. And school districts that have great ideas that were blocked by state regulations or laws may find those barriers removed.
Storm worthy
The March tornados ravaged schools in Magoffin and Morgan counties and damaged others elsewhere. While schools may be sturdier than many other buildings in a community, is there anything else that can be done to make them safer in severe storms?

Taking the lead
In northern Kentucky, students from multiple districts have banded together to share the ways they are helping to improve their schools. The unusual initiative began with just a couple of questions posed to a few students at one school.

On the cover
Kindergarten student Saleen Tarrence checks out a strawberry from the Garden Patch at Dishman McGinnis Elementary School. Saleen said the bigger strawberries are juicer and “more fun to eat.” The strawberries, and other fresh produce, are supplied to the Bowling Green Independent school as part of a Farm to School program.
Kentucky School Boards Association
260 Democrat Dr.
Frankfort, KY 40601

Bill Scott

Member Support Director
Brad Hughes

Madelynn Coldiron

Publications Coordinator
Jennifer Wohlleb

Account Executive
Mary Davis

The Kentucky School Advocateis 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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