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School Safety Board of Directors, Center for

Authority: KRS 158.442
Status: Active
Term: 2 Years
Chair: Board elects Chair and Vice-Chair annually.
Description: The Kentucky Center for School Safety was established in 1998 by the General Assembly to create safe, secure learning environments in Kentucky schools. It is the center for data analysis, research, allocation of information about successful school safety programs, research results and new programs. The Center for School Safety Board of Directors is composed of 12 members, seven of whom are appointed by the governor.
Composition: Ex-officio's: Commissioner of Dept. of Education, Commissioner of Dept. of Juvenile Justice, Commissioner of Dept. for Mental Health & Mental Retardation Services, Commissioner of Dept. for Community Based Services, Secretary of Education, Arts & Humanities Cabinet, or their designees. 1 juvenile court judge; 1 local school district board of education member selected from recommendations of KY School Boards Assoc.; 1 local school administrator selected from recommendations of KY Assoc. of School Administrators; 1 school council parent rep. selected from recommendations of the KY Assoc. of School Councils; 1 teacher selected from recommendations of the KY Education Assoc.; 1 classified school employee selected from recommendations of the KY Education Support Personnel Assoc.; 1 superintendent of schools who is a member of the KY Assoc. of School Administrators/Superintendents. No member shall serve more than 2 consecutive terms.
Compensation: Expenses
Meeting Schedule: The board of directors shall meet a minimum of four (4) times per year.
Number of Members: 17
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          Eastern Kentucky University 105 Stratton Building 521 Lancaster Avenue
          Richmond, KY
County: Madison
Phone: (859) 622-2898
Fax: (859) 622-8001


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Heiner, Hal Ex-Officio
Johnson, Adria1/8/2016Ex-OfficioJefferson
Morris, Wendy8/1/2016Ex-Officio
Koebel, LaDonna3/3/2016Ex-Officio
Pruitt, StephenEx-Officio
McDowell, Dale Allen12/20/20167/27/2018Member; Representing local school administratorsMason
Frank, James Douglas12/20/20167/27/2018Member; Representing superintendentsGreen
Preston, Derek Heath12/20/20167/27/2018Member; Representing local school district boards of educationLawrence
Jessie, Timothy Leon12/20/20167/27/2018Member; Representing classified school employeesMetcalfe
Jones, Lisa Payne12/20/20167/27/2018Member; Representing juvenile court judgesDaviess
Stewart, Kevin Carter12/20/20167/27/2018Member; Representing school council parentsPulaski
Brewer, Susan Renee12/20/20167/27/2018Member; Representing teachersKnox
Robbins, VestenaDesigneeFranklin
Hack, ElizabethDesigneeFranklin
Jones, Lisa P.12/20/20167/27/2018Member; Representing juvenile court judgesDaviess
Weeter, ChristinaDesigneeFranklin
Kuster, SylviaDesigneeFranklin
Morehead, LenaDesigneeFranklin

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