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Kentucky School Advocate
April 2021

KSBA’s Law Update schedule for April  
KSBA’s 15th Annual Federal and State Law Update will be held from 9 a.m. to noon ET on Tuesday, April 20. The event will be held as a live virtual conference. Presented by KSBA attorneys and policy staff, the agenda includes a 2021 legislative session recap, board policy/procedure updates, Open Meetings Act and Open Records Act updates, federal law developments and an overview of recent COVID-19 federal relief funding. Registration is limited to 100 viewers and the cost is $150 per person. Register at KSBA.org.

Jamie Bowling appointed to Kentucky Board of Education  
Jamie Bowling, the widow of former Kentucky Board of Education member Mike Bowling, has been appointed to fill his seat.“It is a great honor to be asked to serve out the remainder of Mike’s term on the state board of education and to continue his legacy,” Bowling said. “I have always been dedicated to public education and working for children in the Commonwealth, but especially those in southeastern Kentucky. I am eager to begin this work.”

Mike Bowling resigned from the board in February shortly before his death. Jamie Bowling was a member of the Middlesboro Independent Board of Education from 1988 to 2004 and served as the board’s chair from 1993 to 2004. As the board’s chair, she helped develop and implement new strategies and policies and oversaw capital improvements in the district, including a new fine arts auditorium, gyms and libraries.

She also served on KSBA’s Board of Directors from 1998 to 2002 and as a member of the University of Pikeville’s Board of Trustees.

Bowling will serve the remainder of her late husband’s term, which expires April 14, 2024, pending confirmation by the Kentucky State Senate.

Bracken board chooses son of former member
The Bracken County Board of Education has appointed Josh Jones to his late father’s seat.Jones was selected to fill the vacant seat on the board after the death of his father, Greg Jones, who had served on the board for nearly 27 years until his death on Jan. 27.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to follow in my father’s footsteps,” Jones said according to the Maysville Ledger-Independent. “He was dedicated to the kids of the Bracken County School District and I will strive to develop that same level of love and dedication the other board members have and how they put the kids first. It’s humbling to be a part of such an organization.”

Jones will serve out the term which expires in 2022.

Bracken County Schools Superintendent Jeff Aulick said he’s excited to have Jones as part of the board.

“He’s young, has a child in the school system and I think he’ll be able to bring a new perspective to the board. I’m looking forward to working with him,” he said.

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