The Kentucky School Boards Association’s (KSBA) eighth annual Federal and State Law Update conference is adding a feature to enable board members to earn specific credit hours under the Kentucky Board of Education’s new regulation on board training. The conference, May 8-9 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel, will have several firsts, along with the standard updates on federal and state education law, regulations, court cases and more.

On the agenda are:

* Kentucky Department of Education Chief of Staff Tommy Floyd with the latest on the development of superintendent evaluation options for use by board members

* An overview of Kentucky’s new certified employee evaluation process that will begin statewide next year

* Department of Community-Based Services Commissioner Teresa James on a new information sharing system between her agency and districts

* federal resources to assist districts with behavioral health services for students

* new laws affecting K-12 schools passed by the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly

* updates on state and federal regulations on elementary and secondary education, including rules tied to the federal Affordable Care Act

* annual policy and procedure updates that will be required of local boards and districts

* decisions by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Office of Civil Rights

* court rulings on K-12 cases

* opinions of the Office of the Attorney General that impact Kentucky schools

Online registration for the conference is now available here. Onsite registration begins at 12:30 p.m. on May 8. Registration is $250 for both days, $100 for May 8 or $200 for May 9 (includes lunch). The conference runs through 4 p.m. the following day. Conference attendees may earn up to nine hours EILA credit or board member training hours.