KASC offers a wide variety of training sessions approved by the state Department of Education for new and experienced council members.  Call our training staff at (859) 238-2188 or e-mail us to schedule your training.  For open sessions, see our training calendar.

SBDM trainer?   Fax us a materials order form and we will professionally print materials for you.

Visit our Requirements page to learn more about the legal requirements for SBDM Council members.


View our 2017 KASC Workshop Quick Reference Chart; includes SBDM and Professional Learning Workshops.




NEW! COUNCIL TOOLS FOR CLOSING THE DISABILITY GAP  — All schools are striving to meet the needs of various student groups, but the gap between students with disabilities and those without continues to create concern for all shareholders. In this 3-hour workshop, councils will:

  • Explore issues that create opportunity gaps for students
  • Be equipped with ideas for eliminating those gaps
  • Review their responsibilities
  • Employ tools and strategies that can lead their schools in research-based initiatives.


NOVICE REDUCTION FOR SBDM  This session explores the role of the council in reducing novice performance and raising achievement for all students. Participants will engage in activities to answer the following key questions:

  • Why do we need to reduce novice performance?
  • What is the council expected to do?
  • How does the council lead this effort?


BUDGETS FOR SCHOOL COUNCILS This 3-hour experienced member training focuses on the decision-making areas of a school budget. Participants will learn:

  • Legal requirements for budgeting
  • Allocation formula for funding
  • Role of the council in the area of staffing and budget cuts
  • Connection between the school budget and increasing student achievement.


STATE-APPROVED WORKSHOPS —  For information on other KDE approved council trainings, including Intro to SBDM, call our training staff at (859) 238-2188 or e-mail us.


Our Principal Selection training provides a step-by-step approach to the important work of choosing an instructional leader. Up-to-date materials reflect the most recent changes and interpretations of the law. Clear and simple tools to help with interview questions and criteria. Our knowledgeable and experienced trainers lead this session during a council meeting so decisions can legally be made. We also offer ongoing support and advice. Principal selection training cannot be used for experienced council member training credit.

> See what education professionals state-wide say is best practice for principal selection.

> Get started at your school with an on-demand prompt for students, asking what characteristics they would look for in a new principal.

> Book your Principal Selection training with KASC and get highly experienced trainers.  


We are happy to bring any of our trainings to any audience.

In addition to bringing you a complete workshop, we can also offer follow-up facilitation help to apply the ideas to your unique situation or arrange a sequence of activities to move your school forward.

For council training, you may want to consider being a host school or district. As host, you pay for a trainer’s time and transportation, plus materials for your own people. Then KASC publicizes the session and invites folks from other places to attend as well. They pay us a fee, and we share part of that money with your school. This arrangement reduces your costs and allows you to help other schools and individuals in your region of the state.

Let us know how we can help. Call us at(859) 238-2188 or e-mail us.


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School councils are always looking for parents and community members to join committees or serve in various ways. Call your school to find out how you can help.


Find out about how Kentucky schools, councils, and KASC work by exploring our site. The Resources page above may be a good place to start.


Over 800 schools across Kentucky receive services and discounts as KASC members. Use the Membership tab above to join us!


Visit us at 217 S. Fourth St. Send mail to P.O. Box 784, Danville, KY 40423. Phone: (859) 238-2188 Fax: (859) 238-0806 E-mail: [email protected]

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