Franklin Co., Butler Co., and Russell Ind. have Fred Award Finalists
KASA named its finalists for the 2018 Fred Award.
1. Josh Penn (Custodian, Franklin County Schools)
2. Rita Renfrow (Classroom Assistant, Butler County Schools)
3. Bryan Tackett (School Resource Officer, Russell Ind. Schools)
The Fred Award is a favorite for KASA members, drawing in nominations from school districts across the commonwealth
each year. The award, inspired by Fred Shea, the postman who became the subject of Mark Sanborn’s national
best seller, The Fred Factor, recognizes non-administrative staff, students, and volunteers statewide whose daily efforts
are deemed extraordinary and integral to a positive learning atmosphere in their school communities.
Knox County Employee Wins Statewide Office Professional Award
Lori Stewart, school secretary at Knox County’s Lynn
Camp Middle/High School, is the 2018 recipient of the Wanda Luttrell
Office Professional Award, a statewide recognition. She was presented the
award April 26, 2018, during the Knox County Board of Education
School Safety Update
Mr. Jon Akers from the KY Center for School Safety and Officer Chris Barrier from the KY Association of School Resource Officers discuss programs and resources to assist schools as they respond to recent events.