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Kentucky School Advocate
February 2019
 
Local school board members selected to join KSBA’s board of directors
Five local school board members have been nominated to serve as directors-at-large on KSBA’s board of directors. The nominees are:

• Sheila Wicker, who is completing an unexpired term as a director-at-large. The Russell County school board chair was re-elected to a second term on her local board in November.

• Kimber Fender, a Campbell County board member who has served seven years.

• Vanessa Lucas, the vice-chair of Breckinridge County’s school board. Lucas has spent eight years as a board member.

• Kevin Woosley, a 10-year veteran of the Oldham County school board where he serves as vice-chair.

• Jason Reeves, who has served two years on the Barbourville Independent school board. Reeves replaces the seat held by Davonna Page, who was selected as the next president-elect of the KSBA board. Reeves’ appointment is for one year.

The five nominees will be ratified by the general membership at the business session held Feb. 23 during KSBA’s 83rd Annual Conference in Louisville.

In addition, Kerry Dilley, vice-chair of Barren County’s school board, was appointed by KSBA President David Webster to fill a vacant seat. Dilley will replace Joe Brown, who lost his re-election bid for the Garrard County school board. Dilley’s appointment is for two years.

Board seats open
Eleven districts have open seats that will be appointed by the Commissioner of Education.

In Boone County, the seat formerly held by Ed Massey will be appointed. Massey, who served on the Boone board for 22 years, was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives in November.

In Marion County, a newly elected board member resigned even before she took office. Amy Bland, who defeated incumbent Butch Cecil in the November election, learned that her position as an accounts receivable clerk for the county fiscal court prevented her from serving on the school board. 

The other districts with vacancies, as reported by the Kentucky Department of Education as of Dec. 20, are Cloverport, Dayton, Fairview, Harlan and Jackson independents, and Boyd, Graves, Livingston and Trimble counties. The appointees will hold the seats until the November 2019 general election.
Venita Murphy Webster Co. board member on NSBA committee
Venita Murphy of the Webster County Board of Education (and member of KSBA’s board of directors) has been invited to serve on the 2019 National School Boards Association Policies and Resolutions Committee, which is charged with crafting and recommending NSBA’s annual priorities.

The committee convened Jan. 25, in Washington, D.C., to set its priorities, just prior to the NSBA Advocacy Institute. Priorities will be presented to the Delegate Assembly at NSBA’s annual conference March 30-April 1 in Philadelphia.

New members join KSBA’s Education Foundation
KSBA welcomes seven new members to the Kentucky School Boards Association Education Foundation. The new foundation board members are Treasurer Linda Duncan (Jefferson Co.), Steve Becker (Danville Ind.), Carl Wicklund (Kenton Co.), Becky Burgett (Gallatin Co.), Peggy Sue Downs (Marion Co.), KSBA incoming President-Elect Davonna Page (Russellville Ind.) and David Turner (Walton-Verona Ind.).

They join Chairman Joe Brothers, Secretary Eugene Peel,  and KSBA Executive Director Kerri Schelling (ex-officio) on the board. 

The Kentucky School Boards Association Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses on supporting the work and effectiveness of school boards. It is the charitable entity which funds KSBA’s First Degree College Scholarship Program for students who would be the first members of their immediate families to receive a degree from a post-secondary institution.
Katrina Kinman (left), KSBA’s director of policy and eMeeting, and Kim Barker-Burton, KSBA senior policy consultant, were recognized for 10-year service milestones during the association’s annual holiday gathering.
 
 
 
Katrina Kinman (left), KSBA’s director of policy and eMeeting,
and Kim Barker-Burton, KSBA senior policy consultant, were
recognized for 10-year service milestones during the association’s
annual holiday gathering.
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