Martha Wynstra has achieved Level Three and Four Certifications in KSBA’s Academy of Studies.
Kentucky law mandates varying hours of training based on each board member’s years of service. The lower levels of KSBA’s Academy of Studies include courses such as the basics of the board’s role, school finance, superintendent evaluations and facilities planning. As a board member advances in the certification process, the courses become 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.
“On behalf of the association, the Kentucky’s 862 locally elected school board members, we are grateful to these individuals for their substantial investments of time and attention in achieving Academy of Studies certification,” said KSBA President Ronnie Holmes, a Graves County school board member. “This level of commitment to professional learning will pave the way for even more success in our Commonwealth’s school districts.”
The Kentucky School Boards Association was established in 1936 and represents 862 school board members in 172 districts across Kentucky. KSBA’s mission is to enhance school board leadership in maximizing student achievement through superior support and services. KSBA serves as the leading advocate and resource for public school boards on behalf of successful students and stronger communities. For more information, visit ksba.org.