2013 January Advocate Homepage

2013 January Advocate Homepage

Kentucky School Advocate

Kentucky School Advocate

Clinical study
Letcher County Schools doesn’t have one or two or even a few school health clinics: each of the district’s 10 schools is a designated clinic under the auspices of a local provider. The results thus far have been, well, healthy – for both students and staff.

Green rebuild
The Jessamine County school system hopes to be the first in the state to have a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified existing building. A host of green building groups are pitching in to make it happen.
Let’s celebrate
January is School Board Recognition Month, and it’s also the month most of the 140-some newly elected school board members in Kentucky will be taking the oath of office.  With a new accountability system, tough new testing and state audits, do they just like a challenge – or what?

After-school appetite
When students at Erlanger-Elsmere Independent’s Tichenor Middle School arrive at their after-school program each day, the first question may not be, “Do I have to do my homework?” or “What activities can we do?” Instead, it’s just as likely to be “What’s for dinner?”

KSBA Winter Symposium
Charter schools originally were a good idea, Dr. Gary Miron told school board members and others at KSBA’s Winter Symposium. The end product: not so good. Miron presented the latest studies on charter schools, chipping away at the once-idealistic picture.

Oversight addition
The finance training at this year’s Winter Symposium broke in some new material in response to several less-than-flattering school district audits by the state auditor’s office. The big message: oversight, oversight, oversight.

From the magazine
Take Note

On the cover
Nurse practitioner Larissa Bailey examines 10th-grader Jordan Delph in the school health clinic at Letcher County Central High School. Like the clinics in all the district’s schools, it is designated as a Mountain Comprehensive Health Corp. clinic site.
About the magazine
Kentucky School Boards Association
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Bill Scott

Member Support Services Director
Brad Hughes

Advocate Editor
Madelynn Coldiron

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Jennifer Wohlleb

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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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