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Kentucky School Advocate
January 2022

Local board members selected for KSBA’s board of directors    
Four local school board members have been nominated to serve as directors-at-large on KSBA’s board of directors. The nominees are:

• Christopher Cook, a 16-year veteran of the Crittenden County board where he has served as both chairman and vice chairman. He is a banker with Farmer’s Bank and Trust

• Kim Fender, who has served 11 years on the Campbell County board. She has been chairwoman and vice chairwoman. She is a retired librarian. Fender is nominated for her second term on the KSBA board.

• Vanessa Lucas, an 11-year veteran of the Breckinridge County board. She is a homemaker. She has been chairwoman and vice chairwoman. Lucas is nominated for her second term on the KSBA board.

• Blair Skidmore, who has served on the Barbourville Ind. board for one year. Skidmore is a senior business analyst for Dynamic Campus.

The nominees will be ratified by the general membership at the business session to be held during KSBA’s Annual Conference Feb. 25-27 in Louisville.

KSBA board of directors meets    
KSBA’s board of directors held its quarterly business meeting on Dec. 3 during KSBA’s Winter Symposium.

During the meeting, KSBA selected this year’s class of First Degree Scholarship recipients. In addition to the four traditional college scholarships awarded to high school seniors, the association announced that 70 high school students will be awarded CTE scholarships towards the pursuit of industry certifications.

The board also reviewed and approved KSBA’s 2022 legislative priorities which were featured in the December Kentucky School Advocate. The board discussed the recent meeting of the Local School Board Member Advisory Council, recapped the 2021 regional meetings and heard an update on the association’s 2021-22 strategic plan progress.

KSBA Anniversaries
Leah Herrera, KSBA’s controller, Eric Kennedy, KSBA’s director of Advocacy, and Barbara Tumolo-Wash, KSBA’s School-based Health Services coordinator, were recognized for service milestones at KSBA’s annual holiday gathering. Herrera celebrated 15 years of service. Kennedy and Tumolo-Wash each celebrated five years of service.

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