Job Profile of a School Board Member

     The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applications to be considered for appointment to the West Point Board of Education. You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the West Point Board of Education representing the district at large. These vacancies were created by resignation of Krystle Heavrin and Donna McCreary.

     Under the provisions of KRS 160.190(2), the appointments are effective until the November 2020 regular election. These are service positions and the persons appointed will not be employed by the West Point Public Schools. 

Board members must be :
    1. At least 24 years old;
    2. A Kentucky citizen for the last three years;
    3. A registered voter in the district and voter precinct of the vacancy;
    4. Have a high school diploma or a GED certificate;
    5. Must be in compliance with anti-nepotism state laws;
    6. Cannot provide contract services for the school district.

School board members are involved primarily in the following areas:
    1. Developing policy that governs the operation of schools;
    2. Providing visionary leadership that establishes long-range plans and programs for the  
    3. Hiring the district superintendent and issuing annual evaluation reports;
    4. Setting local tax rates and practicing vigorous stewardship to ensure that all school 
        district funds are spent wisely. 

Applications should be completed and mailed by June 21, 2018.

Interviews will be scheduled approximately 6-15 working days after this mail date. All qualified applications received before the interviews are scheduled will be considered.

Application forms for this position are available from:
    1. West Point Board of Education Office at 209 N. 13th Street West Point KY 40177
    2. The Kentucky Department of Education 502-564-4474 or
        KDE website: 

All applications must be mailed directly to:       Kentucky Department of Education
                                                                   Commissioner of Education
                                                                   300 Sower Blvd. 5th Floor
                                                                   Frankfort, KY 40601
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