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156.029 Kentucky Board of Education -- Membership -- Functions.
There is hereby established a Kentucky Board of Education, which shall
consist of eleven (11) members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by
the Senate and the House of Representatives of the General Assembly, with
the president of the Council on Postsecondary Education serving as an ex
officio nonvoting member. Seven (7) members shall represent each of the
Supreme Court districts as established by KRS 21A.010, and four (4) members
shall represent the state at large. Each of the appointed members shall serve
for a four (4) year term, except the initial appointments shall be as follows: the
seven (7) members representing Supreme Court districts shall serve a term
which shall expire on April 14, 1994; and the four (4) at-large members shall
serve a term which shall expire on April 14, 1992. Subsequent appointments
shall be submitted to the Senate and to the House of Representatives for
confirmation in accordance with KRS 11.160. Each appointment by the
Governor shall be agreed upon by both chambers in order for the person to be
confirmed. Each confirmed appointee shall take office on April 15.
Appointments shall be made without reference to occupation, political
affiliation, or similar consideration. No member at the time of his appointment or
during the term of his service shall be engaged as a professional educator.
Pursuant to KRS 63.080, a member shall not be removed except for cause.
A vacancy in the membership of the board shall be filled by the Governor for
the unexpired term with the consent of the Senate and the House of
Representatives. In the event that the General Assembly is not in session at
the time of the appointment, the consent of the Senate and the House of
Representatives shall be obtained during the time the General Assembly next
At the first regular meeting of the board in each fiscal year, a chairperson shall
be elected from its voting membership.
The members shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred
in the performance of their duties.
The commissioner of education shall serve as the executive secretary to the
The primary function of the board shall be to develop and adopt policies and
administrative regulations, with the advice of the Local Superintendents
Advisory Council, by which the Department of Education shall be governed in
planning, coordinating, administering, supervising, operating, and evaluating
the educational programs, services, and activities within the Department of
Education which are within the jurisdiction of the board.
Effective:May 30, 1997
History: Amended 1997 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 57, effective May
30, 1997. -- Amended 1996 Ky. Acts ch. 362, sec. 6, effective July 15, 1996. -Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 354, sec. 2, effective July 15, 1994. -- Amended
1992 Ky. Acts ch. 415, sec. 2, effective July 14, 1992. -- Created 1990 Ky. Acts
ch. 476, PT. II, sec. 35, effective July 13, 1990.
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