Casey County Board Member advanced in professional development
February 13, 2018 – The Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) has awarded a certificate of advanced training in school leaders to a member of the Casey County Board of Education.
Marilyn Coffey has achieved Level Five Certification in KSBA Academy of Studies, the highest level offered in the Academy of Studies.
Kentucky law mandates hours of select training based on each board member’s years of service. The lower levels of KSBA’s Academy of Studies include courses such as a basics of board’s role, school finance, superintendent evaluations and facilities planning. As a board member advances in the certification process, the courses become less general and more specific to issues, such as evaluating the board’s own effectiveness, doing advanced budget planning, becoming better advocates for children, and grasping the board’s responsibilities in school and student assessment and accountability.
“School board members are elected by their community to make decisions to better educate all students in the district,” said KSBA President David Webster, chairman of the Simpson County Board of Education. “These school board members strive to better service their communities by continuing their education and training. They have gone above and beyond the required training by the state to complete the KSBA Academy of Studies and to excel, not just for themselves, but also for the betterment of the schools in their communities.”
“We want to recognize these exceptional board members and let the community know how they are representing them in their work,” Webster said.