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2013 June Advocate

Kentucky School Advocate

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Rock on
The student body at Covington Independent literally isn’t what it used to be: body mass has dropped and upper-body strength and endurance have increased. The improvements are tied to a districtwide program called Fitness Rocks that emphasizes physical activity and healthy eating.
Evaluation in earnest
With the new school year, every school district in the state will be field testing the new teacher evaluation system – officially called Professional Growth and Effectiveness System. It will be a critical year because the educator evaluations will become part of district and school accountability in 2014-15. How has the piloting gone in the districts that have tried it? 

Oversight continued
Both the Kentucky legislature and the state auditor’s office are prompting some changes this year in Kentucky school districts from the school safety and financial practices standpoints, respectively. Board members and others who attended a recent legal update training got the scoop, outlined here.

Hot summertime…
…And the leadership training is easy to access at KSBA’s Summer Leadership Institute, July 12-13 in Lexington. This year’s lineup features a keynoter who will focus on the role of school boards in the 21st century, a variety of workshops and a new bonus field trip.

About the magazine
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.
Executive Director
Bill Scott

Member Support Services Director
Brad Hughes

Advocate Editor
Madelynn Coldiron

Publications Coordinator
Jennifer Wohlleb

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Mary Davis

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