The Kentucky Board of Education is accepting nominations for the 15th annual Joseph W. Kelly Award, which honors a businessperson who has offered outstanding leadership and service toward promoting school improvement and equity of educational opportunity for all Kentucky children.

The award is named for Joseph W. Kelly, who served on the KBE from 1989 to 1998 and was board chairman for seven years during a critical time of implementing and nurturing Kentucky’s nationally recognized school improvement efforts.

Nominations must be accompanied by an essay of 500 words or less describing how the nominee has enhanced educational opportunities for children at the school, community and/or state levels.

The nomination deadline is May 27. Email Mary Ann Miller for more information.