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2014 November Advocate

Kentucky School Advocate

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With a step taken a decade ago, the Oldham County school board members and administrators ensured that the arts would not only survive without cutbacks in the district, but would grow and thrive – both for students and the community.
Pike County Schools pulled out all the stops when the district devised a plan to increase parental involvement. The strategies include a competitive approach among schools, monthly meetings and student events that draw in parents.
Credit cards can be an accounting headache for school districts, but Bardstown Independent has set up a carefully monitored credit card program that is plowing money back into the school system through its education foundation.
That’s what Kentucky’s public health chief is preaching, as the state is seeing a drop in its rate of childhood immunizations. The dip comes as no surprise to the school districts that had to deal with outbreaks last year.
This year’s KSBA Winter Symposium will offer a boot camp for newly elected school board members to get up to speed quickly. The multicourse track will be geared toward providing the basics, but experienced board members will find plenty of other training as well.
In this issue
These young dancers are part of the Junior Performance Troupe class at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center. Classes in all kinds of arts disciplines attract about 2,000 students annually, including some high schoolers who earn performance-based credits.
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.
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Mike Armstrong
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Brad Hughes
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Madelynn Coldiron
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Jennifer Wohlleb
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Mary Davis
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