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KSBA members exceed training requirements

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Kentucky School Advocate
June 2020

Advocate staff report

At the June Kentucky Board of Education meeting, KSBA Director of Board Team Development Laura Cole presented the 2019 local school board member training report and asked the board to approve KSBA’s 2021 training plan. Cole told the board that all but six of the 862 school board members met their state-required training in 2019. In fact, most board members, 96.4 percent, exceeded the minimum required hours accumulating a total of 6,584 hours above the minimum. 

Cole also explained that because of the coronavirus pandemic, KSBA has been providing “Learn and Earn” webinars and will hold the Summer Leadership Institute virtually. KSBA also offers self-study, in-district trainings and annual conferences. The training catalog now includes more than 70 different courses. 

KBE granted automatic extensions to 12 members who were appointed after March 1, 2019 and gave the six deficient members until July 30 to meet the training requirements. KBE also approved the 2021 plan.

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