Kentucky School Advocate
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.