Take Note

Take Note

Take Note

Kentucky School Advocate
October 2016
The race is on
At the July halfway point in Kentucky’s Battle of the School Buildings, Estill County’s South Irvine P/K Center topped the list in energy savings, with Bath County High School nipping at its heels. The competition is being coordinated by KSBA’s School Energy Managers Project. The chart below shows the top 10 standings at mid-year. The figures stand for the percentage of reduction from the source energy use intensity (EUI) during the first six months of 2015 compared with the same period this year. The yearlong competition is based on a calendar year.

Get on board
The nominating process is underway as KSBA members prepare to choose a new president-elect and four directors-at-large for the association’s board next year. KSBA President Allen Kennedy has appointed a committee of the association’s board of directors to consider nominees for the positions. Ratification of the committee’s selections will be at the Feb. 25, 2017 business session during the KSBA annual conference in Louisville. Those interested must submit a nomination form by Nov. 15.

The president-elect, who serves two years, must be a member of the board of directors at the time of nomination. The president-elect automatically becomes president of the association for two years and then immediate past president for two years.

Any board member who will be serving in 2017 is eligible to serve a three-year term as a director-at-large, with certain exceptions. That information, along with the nominating form, can be accessed via a rotating tab on KSBA’s home page,

The four director-at-large seats currently are filled by Ronnie Holmes of Graves County and Jeff Stumbo of Floyd County, who are eligible to serve a three-year term after being appointed to fill unexpired terms. The other two seats are currently vacant.

Healthy schools
Sixteen Kentucky schools are among the more than 300 schools nationwide that recently were recognized as the healthiest schools in America by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. The group was founded by the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits.

Achieving bronze-level recognition were:

Apollo High School, College View Middle School, Whitesville Elementary and Sorgho Elementary, Daviess County Schools; Hopkins County Central High School; Howevalley Elementary and Vine Grove Elementary, Hardin County Schools; Lyon County Elementary School; Richardsville Elementary, Warren County; Sinking Fork Elementary, Christian County; South Marshall (County) Elementary School; Southwest Calloway (County) Elementary School; Talton K. Stone Middle School, Elizabethtown Independent; Sturgis Elementary, Union County High School; and Trigg County High School.

The awarded schools meet or exceed standards set by the Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program for serving healthier meals and snacks, getting students moving more, offering high-quality physical and health education and empowering school leaders to become healthy role models.
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