KSBA News Releases

KSBA News Releases

Media Contact:
Josh Shoulta, Director of Communications
502.783.0073 (office)
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Statement of KBE’s vote in favor of proposed changes to state minimum graduation requirements
December 5, 2018 - The proposal benefited from public comment and KSBA believes it would have benefited further from additional review and fiscal impact analysis, especially in light of the most recent changes. Our concerns on behalf of local school boards over inequities and unintended consequences at the district level…
 
December 4, 2018 -  KSBA views the changes to the proposed high school graduation requirements as movement in the right direction, and we are encouraged by the commissioner’s willingness to address concerns raised by state education groups during the public comment period. We will carefully review the full statement of consideration and most recent round of proposed changes...
 
December 3, 2018 -  The Kentucky School Boards Association will present Meade County school district officials with the Public Education Achieves in Kentucky (PEAK) Award at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Meade County College and Career Center.  The PEAK Award, given twice yearly, was established in 1997 to focus statewide attention on outstanding public school efforts...
 
November 27, 2018 - These comments are submitted on behalf of the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) in compliance with the comment period on the pending amendments to the above regulation which ends November 30, 2018. We will begin by stating our understanding of the nature of the statutory and regulatory law pertaining...
 
October 3,2018 - The passage of today’s changes to Kentucky’s high school graduation requirements does not diminish the concerns of KSBA and its 173 local school boards across the state. We will now take full advantage of the public comment period and encourage the state’s leading education groups who objected to today’s vote to advocate on behalf of students.
 
KSBA statement on proposed KDE changes to high school graduation requirements
October 1, 2018 - As the representatives of local school boards who continue to assume a greater share of financial responsibility in providing public education, we at the Kentucky School Boards Association urge the Kentucky Board of Education to devote more time and research into changing the high school graduation requirements...
 
 
Eminence Independent School board member selected to serve on National School Boards Action Council board of directors
September 19, 2018 - Pamela Morehead-Johnson of the Eminence Independent school board has been selected to serve as a member of the board of directors for the National School Boards Action Center (NSBAC). Morehead-Johnson was one of only two state association members selected from a nationwide pool of candidates. She will serve a two-year term...
 
 
August 17, 2018 - Proposed answers to school violence often center around stopping would-be offenders in their tracks. The objective is to make it harder for someone with ill-intent to perpetrate tragic events that have become commonplace on the evening news. Erecting physical barriers can make a school building safer, but eliminating the social, emotional and learning barriers for children can make a school safer and more inclusive...
 
 
August 16, 2018 - Kerri Schelling, executive director of the Kentucky School Boards Association, will represent the Commonwealth’s school board members when speaking to U.S Deputy Secretary of Education Dr. Mitchell (Mick) Zais and Federal Commission on School Safety on Friday, August 17. School board associations throughout the country submitted statements in preparation for the commission’s participation in a general session of a National School Boards Association summer gathering in Chicago. KSBA was among the state associations selected to address ways in which the federal government can assist local school districts in improving school safety....
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