The Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) is accepting nominations of outstanding education leaders and advocates for recognition during the association’s 77th annual conference Feb. 1-3 in Louisville.

The nominations are being accepted for the following awards:

KSBA Friend of Education Award

This will mark the 24th presentation of the KSBA Friend of Education Award. One award will be presented to an individual, an organization, a business or a corporation in recognition of support for public education in your home community as well as across the state. Board members and superintendents may not be nominated for this recognition. Nominations may come from any district that has not had a nominee selected for the award in 10 years. Selection is by a statewide panel of education leaders.

Warren Proudfoot Outstanding School Board Member Award

This tribute is co-sponsored by the Kentucky PTA and KSBA. Nomination is open to any current board member who has at least five years of service. This marks the 22nd award presented in memory of the late Warren Proudfoot, a former KSBA president and Rowan County school board member. Nominations for this award go to the Kentucky PTA, and the selection is made by that organization’s board of directors.

F. L. Dupree Outstanding Superintendent Award

KSBA and the family of the late F. L. Dupree, a local school board member and public education advocate, jointly present this honor. To be eligible, a superintendent must have held the current post since July 1, 2008. This will mark the 43rd presentation of the Dupree Award. Nominations are screened by one panel of Dupree past recipients, and then a final selection is made by a different panel of Dupree honorees.

The nomination deadline for all of these honors is Thursday, Nov. 1.

The nomination documents may be accessed online at A mailing of the documents is on the way to all board members and superintendents.

For more information, contact Brad Hughes toll-free at (800) 372-2962, ext. 1208.