The Mercer County School District recently hosted the 2017 Central Kentucky Annual Regional Meeting, as part of the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) Fall Regional Meetings. KSBA serves to support legislation and other state and national actions that strengthen public education, promote student achievement and protect local control.
Eric Kennedy, KSBA Director of Governmental Relations, conducted this year’s KSBA Fall Regional Meeting. He provided feedback and survey results that covered topics such as teacher tenure, SBDM council roles, attendance boundaries, and pension issues, to name a few. State Representative, Kim King, answered questions and provided additional information regarding the proposed pension plan changes.
More than 70 school board members, superintendents and guests combined attended the meeting. Guests were greeted by the school’s FFA students while the FCCLA students served refreshments and waited on members during the dinner. Prior to the dinner, Mercer County Senior High School seniors, Zharia and Zhunai Yeast, sang the national anthem.
Mercer County School Board Member, Larry Yeager, is the Central Kentucky Regional Chairperson. He presides at the annual regional meeting and works closely with KSBA to provide a successful and informative meeting.
The Central Kentucky Region consists of Anderson, Berea, Bourbon, Boyle, Burgin, Clark, Danville, Fayette, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery, Paris, Powell, and Woodford.