2014 January Advocate

2014 January Advocate

Kentucky School Advocate

Kentucky School Advocate
Programmed for success
Of the state’s 1,230-plus schools, just 60 or so managed to achieve a distinguished rating in one or more program review areas for 2013, while the vast majority ranked in the “needs improvement” category. What did some of these schools do that others didn’t?
Money talks
Compensating rate, 4 percent increase, draft budget, working budget, nickel taxes and cuts. Lots of cuts. A session on how boards can better communicate about financial issues like these was one of the new offerings at this year’s KSBA Winter Symposium.
Creating Next-Generation Leaders
A sometimes-controversial education historian, author and professor will stir things up at the 2014 KSBA Annual Conference, along with a returning motivational speaker and a host of clinics covering everything from new ethics training and school safety to finance, finance, and more finance.

School Board Recognition Month: Members of the Burgin Independent Board, who have been together for more than a decade, reflect on the bonds they’ve formed and the good, and not-so-good, times that helped forge them.
Crunch time for 2014 General Assembly
There has been no escaping the message during the months leading up to the opening of the 2014 General Assembly: Restore education funding levels. House and Senate education committee chairmen assess those prospects, and other education issues likely to arise.


From the magazine
President’s Perspective       
Take Note                 
People Are Talking   
Board Room
Get Your Message Out

About the magazine
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.
Interim Executive Director
David Baird

Member Support/Communications Services Director
Brad Hughes

Advocate Editor
Madelynn Coldiron

Publications Coordinator
Jennifer Wohlleb

Account Executive
Mary Davis


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