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Education, Kentucky Board of

Authority: KRS 156.029
Status: Active
Term: 4 years
Description: The Kentucky Board of Education has 12 members. The governor appoints 11 voting members, seven representing the Supreme Court districts and four representing the state at large. The additional member, the president of the Council on Postsecondary Education, serves as a non-voting member. The Kentucky Board of Education develops and adopts the regulations that govern Kentucky's 174 public school districts and the actions of the Kentucky Department of Education. Department officials follow board guidelines as they both lead and serve public elementary, middle and high schools.
Composition: Governor appoints 11 members - 7 shall be appointed (1 from each Supreme Court District) and 4 state at-large. 1 ex-officio - President of the Council on Postsecondary Education (non-voting). Confirmed appointees will take office on April 15.
Compensation: $100 plus expenses
Meeting Schedule: Quarterly
Number of Members: 12
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          Department of Education Capital Plaza Tower, 1st Floor
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Phone: (502) 564-3141
Fax: (502) 564-5680


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Gimmel, Richard F.5/25/20164/14/2018MemberJefferson
King, Robert L.Ex-officio
Seymore, Milton C.MemberJefferson
Lewis, Wayne D.6/6/20176/30/2018Non-Voting AdvisorWoodford
Papalia, Joseph P.6/6/20176/30/2018Non-Voting AdvisorJefferson
Houchens, Gary W.4/16/20184/14/2022Member; Representing the Second Supreme Court DistrictWarren
Johnson, Alesa G.4/16/20184/14/2022Member; Representing the Third Supreme Court DistrictPulaski
Heiner, Hal 4/14/20184/14/2022Member; Representing the Fourth Supreme Court DistrictJefferson
Gornik, Kathy4/16/20184/14/2022Member; Representing the Fifth Supreme Court DistrictFayette
Cusick, Tracy4/16/20184/14/2022Member; Representing the Sixth Supreme Court DistrictUnion
Timberlake, Laura4/16/20184/14/2022Member; Representing the Seventh Supreme Court DistrictBoyd
Papalia, Joseph4/16/20184/14/2020Member; Representing Members-at-largeJefferson
Stamper, Amanda4/16/20184/14/2020Member; Representing Members-at-largeFayette
Cundiff, Ben L.4/16/20184/14/2022Member; Representing the First Supreme Court DistrictTrigg

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