702 KAR 1:115. Annual in-service training of district board members

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Published: 2015

      702 KAR 1:115. Annual in-service training of district board

members.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 160.180

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 156.070, 160.180

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS

156.070(4) authorizes the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative

regulations necessary for the efficient management, control, and operation of

the schools and programs under its jurisdiction. KRS 160.180(5) provides that

all local school board members shall complete an established number of hours of

in-service training annually, based on the number of years of experience, and

that the Kentucky Board of Education shall identify the criteria for fulfilling

these requirements. This administrative regulation establishes standards for

the annual in-service training of district board members.

 

      Section 1. Content of Training. (1) The

in-service requirements for all district school board members set forth in KRS

160.180(5) shall include:

      (a)1. For school board members with zero

to three (3) years of experience:

      a. Three (3) hours of school finance

training annually;

      b. One (1) hour of ethics training

annually; and

      c. One (1) hour of superintendent

evaluation training annually;

      2. School board members with zero to

three (3) years of experience may acquire the remainder of their hours in these

topics or topics listed in Section 2(1)(b) of this administrative regulation;

      (b) For school board members with four

(4) to seven (7) years of experience:

      1. Two (2) hours of school finance

training annually;

      2. One (1) hour of ethics training

annually; and

      3. One (1) hour of superintendent

evaluation training annually; or

      (c) For school board members with eight

(8) or more years of experience:

      1. One (1) hour of school finance

training annually;

      2. One (1) hour of ethics training

annually; and

      3. One (1) hour of superintendent

evaluation training biennially.

      (2) For board members with four (4) or

more years of experience, the remaining hours of required training may include topics

such as:

      (a) The basic role and responsibility of

the district board and its members;

      (b) Curriculum and instruction;

      (c) Relations with superintendent and

staff;

      (d) School law; and

      (e) Community relations.

      (3) To qualify toward meeting the

in-service board member training requirements of KRS 160.180(5) and this

administrative regulation, the required training activity shall not be:

      (a) The regular work of the board, such

as the attendance of meetings or the conduct of hearings;

      (b) Irrelevant to the pertinent knowledge

and skills of board membership; or

      (c) A public relations or social

activity, such as graduation or other student events.

 

      Section 2. Providers of Training. (1)(a)

The Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) shall be the provider of eight

(8) hours of district board member in-service training for board members who

are required to obtain twelve (12) hours annually. Board members with zero to

three (3) years of experience may acquire the remaining four (4) hours of their

training from either the KSBA or the providers described in subsection (2) of

this section. Board members with four (4) or more years of experience may

acquire their hours from the KSBA or the providers described in subsection (2)

of this section.

      (b) The KSBA shall offer training on eight

(8) of the eleven (11) following topics annually and shall offer training on

all eleven (11) topics at least once during every twenty-four (24) month period:

      1. School law;

      2. School finance;

      3. Community relations;

      4. Policy development;

      5. Personnel relations;

      6. Curriculum and instruction;

      7. Superintendent/board relations;

      8. Goal setting/decision making;

      9. Employment and evaluation of the

superintendent;

      10. Educational services provided for the

exceptional, gifted and other special population children; and

      11. Ethics.

      (c) The KSBA shall coordinate with the

chief state school officer annually to develop an in-service training plan for

approval by the Kentucky Board of Education on or before November 1 of each

year for use in the following calendar year. In-service training for district

board members shall be provided at a minimum of five (5) geographic locations,

on a variety of dates.

      (2) Training providers, other than the

KSBA, including the Prichard Committee, the Kentucky Education Association, the

Kentucky Association of School Councils, the Kentucky PTA, the Kentucky

Association of School Superintendents, the Kentucky Association of School

Administrators, and any other provider, shall only provide training through

courses that are:

      (a) Customized for board members; and

      (b) Verified by the department to be

compliant with the requirements of this administrative regulation.

      (3)(a) If board members opt to get all of

their training hours through the KSBA, then they shall have KSBA credit them

for these hours. If they obtain hours through any source other than the KSBA,

they shall have local board approval and send a copy of the record (board

minutes) to KSBA. If they acquire training hours through the other approved

providers described in subsection (2) of this section, then a copy of proof of

attendance including a recitation of the time, date, location, and description

of the in-service training shall be sent by the course provider to KSBA within

two (2) weeks of completion of the training so that proper credit can be given.

      (b) The KSBA shall combine these hours

with hours of in-service training received through KSBA training activities.

These records shall be submitted annually by the KSBA to the Kentucky Board of

Education.

      (c) Each provider of training hours shall

conduct an evaluation of each training course, which is offered by the provider

during a calendar year and submitted by a local board member for training hours

credit under this administrative regulation, and shall compile responses to be

submitted to the KSBA within sixty (60) days of completion of the training.

 

      Section 3. Failure to Acquire Training. Subject

to extensions granted under Section 4 of this administrative regulation, the

names of all district school board members who fail to complete the required

in-service training set forth in KRS 160.180(5) and this administrative

regulation shall be transmitted by the department to the Attorney General.

 

      Section 4. Extension of Time. (1) The

Kentucky Board of Education may grant newly appointed or elected school board

members, who take office after June 30th of a particular year, an extension of

time within which to acquire a maximum number of unacquired hours equal to the

difference between the required number of hours and one (1) hour per month for

each full month actually served during the year. These extensions shall not

extend beyond the remainder of the term being served or the next two (2)

calendar years, whichever is longer.

      (2) The Kentucky Board of Education may

grant an appropriate extension of time, not to exceed two (2) calendar years,

to newly appointed or elected members who take office prior to July 1, but on

or after March 1, of a particular year within which to obtain the balance of

any required, but unacquired in-service hours for the initial year of new

service. Any extension to acquire hours shall not exceed the difference between

the required number of hours and one (1) hour per month for each full month

actually served during the year.

      (3) The Kentucky Board of Education, in

cases of true emergency, may grant an extension of time within which a local

board member shall complete the required hours of in-service training. True

emergencies shall include events such as death or prolonged illness of a loved

one, prolonged illness of the board member, personal disasters of the magnitude

of tornadoes or fires or floods affecting the board member directly, prolonged

requirement for appearance in a court proceeding, and other emergency reasons

where there exists a pressing necessity that requires immediate and prolonged attention.

True emergencies shall not include, for board members serving less than a full

year, the length of the member’s tenure. (11 Ky.R. 351; eff.

9-11-84; Am. 13 Ky.R. 940; eff. 12-2-86; 14 Ky.R. 2214; eff. 7-21-88; 16 Ky.R.

195; 537; eff. 10-8-89; 17 Ky.R. 2017; eff. 2-7-91; 40 Ky.R. 676; 1099; 1260;

eff.1-3-2014.)
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