The Kentucky School Boards Association’s (KSBA’s) major summer training event, the Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) will be July 8-9 in Lexington.

This event will continue the association’s emphasis on implementation of the state’s new school assessment and accountability system and other changes in the state’s public education system required under Senate Bill 1.

Registration for the KSBA Summer Leadership Institute is live on the Web here. The conference fee is $195 per person. Participating board members may earn more than seven hours in the KSBA Academy of Studies as well as credit toward meeting their annual training requirements under state law. Administrators also may earn state instructional leadership credit hours.

The Friday night opening session will be led by Education Commissioner Terry Holliday, KSBA Executive Director Bill Scott and a team of Department of Education staff and consultants on the state’s college and career readiness push and the roles and responsibilities of local district leaders.

On Saturday, author, consultant and motivational speaker Garrison Wynn will deliver the keynote presentation on building successful and effective leadership relationships.

SLI participants then have a series of selections for clinic sessions on topical issues including:

  • Washington Update: Funding and Other Issues
  • Innovative Pathways to Graduation
  • From the Court to the Courts: Safety and Liability Issues in Athletics
  • Bridging the Gap – Energy Technology to Operational Savings
  • The 2011 TELL Kentucky Survey: Using Your Data for School Improvement Planning
  • Turning Around Low-Performing Schools
  • Instructional Supports – Program Reviews
  • Alternative Education Best Practices
  • Critical Role of the Superintendent and Board in School Improvement
  • Support for Effective Schools and Districts
  • Energy Management Plan – What Your Board Policy Requires by Oct. 1
  • Alternative Programming for the 21st Century
  • Finance II: Dollars and Sense
  • The 21st Century School Board Member (Note: this is a three-hour Saturday afternoon session.)

For more information, contact Kerri Schelling or Tammie Conatser at KSBA at (800) 372-2962.