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New Board Member Express

Through KSBA’s New Board Member Express, the association offers a number of resources for those members recently elected or appointed to office including webinars, training sessions at events, resource documents, etc. See below for some of these opportunities.
All school board members who are currently anywhere within their first term of service are invited to participate in the New Board Member Express webinar series if they so choose. Below is the webinar lineup for the upcoming month. Each webinar title is linked to online registration. Click here to view page 5 of the 2024 School Board Training Guide for a complete NBME webinar lineup.

All webinars are worth 1.00 hour of stand-mandated school board training credit. Each webinar is available at a cost of $75 per session. Pre-registration is required. To expedite the registration process, KSBA now requires that fee be paid with a credit card at the time of registration.

  • Monday, April 8 
    1 - 2 p.m. (ET)
    The board’s policy making role (POL 100) 

    This session is designed to explore the following topics: the statutory basis for board policy (KRS 160.290 and KRS 160.340), the policy adoption and amendment process, board policy versus administrative procedure, policy manual organization, policy format and using an online policy manual.

  • Thursday, April 18
    6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (ET)
    Introduction to school finance for new board members (FIN 119) 

    Looking for a convenient way to earn credit in the state-mandated topic of finance? Attend this session to learn important information while working toward meeting annual requirements? This session is geared to newly elected or appointed board members. (Counts toward state-mandated finance requirement)

  • Tuesday, April 23
    Noon - 1 p.m. (ET)
    Legal Orientation I (LGI 100)

    Learn what every new school board member needs to understand about the statutory and legal environment in which boards operate. The session includes topics such as the Kentucky Open Meetings Act, board member conflicts of interest, the various legal responsibilities of the board, the role of the superintendent and the Kentucky Open Records Act.
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