Concurrent Education Sessions

*More information coming soon

Resources and Ideas for Dealing with Troubled Youth
This interactive panel discussion includes a practicing judge, CDW, KECSAC and a mental health director.  The session will focus on resources, tools, cases, and solutions to the challenges of serving students who need ongoing and intensive interventions, both at home and in the community.

How to Support Your Educators in Elevating their Practice, While Increasing Retention
Schools and districts across Kentucky are investing in new, low-cost continuing education options to help increase teacher recruitment and retention, while improving teachers’ classroom practice. Join us to learn more about how the program works, why teachers love the program, and why districts are investing in their teachers through this program. 

High Impact Communication
Wouldn’t it be nice if we never had to have “difficult” or “high stress” conversations? Wouldn’t it be amazing if our coworkers and our students/parents clearly understood what we were communicating to them? If communication is breaking down, the problem is NOT with our coworkers or our students/parents. If there is a breakdown in communication, that is on US. The good news is this is something we can fix! High Impact Communication will not only show you Best Practices for communication, but it will reveal to you how fixing a few simple things in our communication can have a HUGE impact on our organization. As an FBI-Trained Hostage Negotiator, and Public Information Officer with 20 years' experience, Scott Harvey has communicated when lives were on the line. He learned best practices in VERY high stress situations. Today, he helps companies across the country implement better communication strategies to save their company time, money, and increase employee engagement! 

Somewhere Between Angels and Shooters
If we conduct interviews on the street, every individual in every school on every day is at risk of being gunned down in the halls of our schools. We also have an amazing number of kids who come to school every day, on time and prepared and leave at the end of the day without any notoriety. Somewhere in between are the students who seem amped up about something. So anxious they could “snap”, but they usually don’t. How do we know, as educators, how to walk through the threat assessment process (as Kentucky law requires us to do), finding the students who threaten the safety and security of everyone and those who are just having a bad day? During this interactive session, two seasoned school leaders will examine some key pieces of any solid assessment process, share some of the research, and suggest pragmatic ways in which you can be more effective and confident as you walk through the process of assessing threats to safety and security – with a team – in your district.

Current Cannabis, Nicotine and Other Vape Trends

Human Resources 101
HR 101 will benefit those new to the Personnel & HR world as well as those who would like a refresher and some handy resources. Topics include the HR Timeline for a school year, posting and hiring processes and requirements, important Personnel policies and statutes, certification, helpful tips, and much more.

Title One Do's and Don'ts
Title I is the largest on-going federal grant in all Kentucky districts. What is your role as a Finance Director in supporting Title I? This session will focus on the Do's and Don’ts of Title I funding so that your district ensures the greatest impact on our underprivileged students.

Routes to Teacher Certification
As districts struggle to find teachers, make sure that you know all the different ways to help applicants obtain certification. Attendees will learn about the various routes to certification including emergency certification, Highly Qualified and the alternative routes to certification. Attendees will also hear updates on recent actions of the Education Professional Standards Board. 

Collective Q and A Session on School Law
Bring your tough legal questions to be answered by these experts in school law. Submitted questions at this session will be eligible for prize drawings at conclusion of session.

Efficiency and Safety in Pupil Transportation
One of the most expensive departments in your entire district is transportation. Efficiency and safety within that department should be at the forefront of every transportation director and central office administrator. Come hear how Jessamine County Schools utilized routing technology and practice changes to save over $100,000 each year within their Transportation Department.

Cyber Security 

Event Security: Planning to Execution
This program will outline the basic process of pre-event planning as well as how to implement a more effective event safety/security program.

AI Risks

Federal Education Update
The new year and new Congress mean lots of opportunity for education policy and funding. AASA’s Noelle Ellerson Ng will walk through the latest goings-on of Congress and what it could mean for your district.

State and Federal Law Update
Get the latest on changes to state and federal laws including recent court cases.

Managing Budgets for School Administrators
This session will help you as a school administrator know what type of funds you have to spend and how you can efficiently manage those funds for the benefit of your students.

Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Updates
Hear the latest from the KHSAA. 

When School is Home: The Growing Invisible Challenge of Homelessness in Kentucky
School administrators and leaders play a pivotal role in ensuring the effective implementation of the McKinney-Vento Act in Kentucky schools. This legislation addresses the educational rights and support for homeless students, aiming to minimize educational disruptions. Administrators must comprehend the Act's key tenets, such as identifying homeless students, guaranteeing enrollment stability despite housing instability, and facilitating access to educational services, resources, and targeting chronic absenteeism. Familiarity with liaison responsibilities, dispute resolution processes, and collaboration with community agencies is crucial. By comprehending the McKinney-Vento Act, administrators can lead efforts to provide equitable and inclusive education, nurturing the academic success and well-being of vulnerable students.

Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) and Tax
This session will provide a big picture view of federal, local and state funding sources for Kentucky public school districts. A deeper dive in the Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) funding and local tax revenues. The importance of accurate reporting on the data sets provided by school districts will be discussed. As well as the tax rate calculation and what a school district can tax.

Empowering Educators: Strategies to Boost Teacher Success on the Praxis Examination and Reduce Recruitment and Retention Issues

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March 21-22

Registration includes: Summit sessions, materials

Up to 9 Hours of EILA/Finance Officer Credit or 6 CLE hours

Early Bird

Member - $349
Nonmember- $449

After Early Bird Closes (3/1/24)
Member - $399
Nonmember - $499

Central Bank Center, Lexington
430 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507
Meeting Rooms 1-8, 2nd Level
Enter through the main entrance off of High Street

Parking: Central Bank Center parking lot is located in lot across from Rupp Arena
Cost: $16 day (requires cashless payment – debit/credit card required).
Thank you to our Sponsors!







Cancellation Policy
Cancellations will be accepted through March 1, 2024 but must be submitted in writing via email (, fax (502) 875-4631, or mail to 87 C. Michael Davenport Blvd., Frankfort, KY 40601.
Refunds will be issued less an administrative fee of $49 to offset the cost of materials purchased on your behalf.
Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations or no-shows after April 24, 2024, due to commitments KASA made to the hotel and other suppliers on your behalf. You are welcome to substitute a school leader in your place, member/nonmember rate will apply.

*Written cancellation or substitution is required to protect both KASA members and staff from the uncertainty and misunderstandings that may occur because of cancellations made by phone during a hectic work period.

For questions regarding your registration, please contact the KASA office (800) 928-5272