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Title 702 | Chapter 001 | Regulation 116REG


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EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CABINET
Kentucky Board of Education
Department of Education
(Amended at ARRS Committee)

702 KAR 1:116.Annual in-service training of district board members.

Section 1.

Content of Training.

(1)

The in-service training requirements for all district school board members established in KRS 160.180 shall include:

(a)

Three (3) hours of school finance training annually, one (1) hour of ethics training annually, and one (1) hour of superintendent evaluation training annually for school board members with zero to three (3) years of experience. 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)

Two (2) hours of school finance training annually, one (1) hour of ethics training annually, and one (1) hour of superintendent evaluation training annually for school board members with four (4) to seven (7) years of experience; or

(c)

One (1) hour of school finance training annually, one (1) hour of ethics training annually, and one (1) hour of superintendent evaluation training biennially for school board members with eight (8) or more years of experience.

(2)

For board members with four (4) or more years of experience, the remaining hours of required training may include but not be limited to the following subjects:

(a)

The basic role and responsibility of the district school 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 and this administrative regulation, the required training activity shall not be:

(a)

The regular work of the school board, such as the attendance of meetings or the conduct of hearings;

(b)

Irrelevant to the pertinent knowledge and skills of school 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 school board members who are required to obtain twelve (12) hours of in-service training annually. Board members may acquire remaining hours of training required by KRS 160.180 from either the KSBA or other providers as 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.

(2)

Training providers, other than the KSBA, shall only provide training through courses that are:

(a)

Customized for school board members;

(b)

Approved by the department; and

(c)

In compliance 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 from any provider other than the KSBA, 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 such 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 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 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, and thesuch extensions shall extend no longer than through 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 newly appointed or elected members who take office prior to July 1, but on or after March 1, of a particular year an extension of time, for an appropriate period of time not to exceed two (2) calendar years, within which to obtain the balance of any required, but unacquired in-service hours for the initial year of new service. AnAny such 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 emergency as demonstrated by the district board member, may grant an extension of time within which a local board member shall complete the required hours of in-service training. Serving as a district board member less than a full year shall not constitute an emergency for which an extension may be granted pursuant to this subsection.

FILED WITH LRC: March 7, 2022
CONTACT PERSON: Todd G. Allen, General Counsel, Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Boulevard, 5th Floor, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, phone 502-564-4474, fax 502-564-9321, email regcomments@education.ky.gov.

Last Action: 3/11/2022


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