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Kentucky School Advocate
January 2021

KSBA’s 2021 Annual Conference to be held in April  
The Kentucky School Boards Association has rescheduled its 2021 Annual Conference for April 23-25. This year’s annual gathering of school board members, superintendents and other education leaders will move up the street to the recently renovated Kentucky International Convention Center. The Louisville Marriott Downtown will serve as the host hotel.While the date has changed, conference-goers can expect the same quality lineup of keynote sessions, breakouts, exhibitors and networking events. More detailed information will be provided to districts in the weeks ahead. Visit ksba.org for more info.

KSBA to host virtual business session on Feb. 20
KSBA will conduct a virtual business session at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 20 for purposes of ratification of members selected via committee process to serve on KSBA’s Board of Directors and as President-elect. The Directors-at-large are Jeanne Berger (Beechwood Ind.), Elaine Wilson (Somerset Ind.), Martie Templeton (Hickman Co.) and Andrew Cline (Shelby Co.). The President-elect is Karen Byrd (Boone Co.) (pictured at left).These proceedings are scheduled as a virtual annual meeting of members to allow for timely seating of these officers in February. Other traditional business session activities will be conducted during the rescheduled conference (April 23-25).

Superintendent moves  
Russellville Ind. Schools has hired Larry Begley (right) as the district’s new superintendent. Begley was most recently director of district services at Floyd County Schools. Begley has also served as special education director and principal of Allen Central High School.At least two superintendents have announced their retirements. Knox County Superintendent Kelly Sprinkles announced he will retire at the end of this school year. Sprinkles has been superintendent of Knox Co. since 2013. Oldham County Superintendent Greg Schultz has also announced his retirement. Schultz has been superintendent of the district since 2016. He began his teaching career in 1990 at Oldham County High School and has also served as assistant superintendent in Bullitt County.

Fayette Co. central office named for board member  
The Fayette County board unanimously voted to name the new Fayette County Board of Education Building the John D. Price Administration Building in honor of the longtime board chairman who died in 2016 after a two-year battle with leukemia.

The district recently moved its offices to 450 Park Place from the old Henry Clay High School building at 701 East Main in Lexington. Before his passing, Superintendent Manny Caulk recommended that the new building be named for Price (left) who he said helped him through his own cancer treatments in 2015.“A guiding light and peacemaker, Mr. Price helped lead the Fayette County Public Schools through challenging times, finding common ground in the midst of sometimes polarizing debates, including budget reductions,” said a board resolution about Price.

Price was appointed to the Fayette board in 2003 and elected three times. He served as chair from 2010 until his death in 2016.

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