August 16, 2018
What: 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.
“Until mental and emotional health is considered an inseparable part of educating the ‘whole child,’ and until it receives the attention and the funding on par with its proven significance in the development of our children, we will continue to see these tragedies,” Schelling plans to tell the commission. She will also highlight several initiatives Kentucky schools have implemented to improve the safety and well-being of their students.
When: Friday, August 17 at 10:30 a.m. CT / 11:30 a.m. ET
Where: National School Boards Association Summer Leadership General Session
The Fairmont Chicago, 200 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
Who: KSBA Executive Director Kerri Schelling (photo provided)
Why: The Federal Commission on School Safety has hosted a series of listening sessions throughout the country, addressing school safety topics with leading experts in areas such as education, safety, mental health and homeland security.
Schelling’s full statement will be available following the general session at http://www.ksba.org/KSBANewsReleases.aspx.