SBDM Council Training

KASC offers a wide variety of training sessions approved by the state Department of Education for new and experienced council members.  Call our training staff at (859) 238-2188 or e-mail us to schedule your training or take advantage of self-paced online training and virtual Zoom training sessions.

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This session takes the newly updated SBDM Council Proficiency Keys and enables experienced council members to effectively complete their responsibilities, which include:

  • ensuring all students learn
  • writing quality policies
  • making sure actions follow the law

The session focuses most heavily on positively impacting the students at your school and having fun doing it, plus provides easy-to-use resources for an organized, efficient council process.

Schedule this session as an in-person school/district training by contacting [email protected], or take advantage of our online self-paced training or Zoom sessions.

Councils shoulder the responsibility of improving student achievement with every decision made. Effective SBDM councils are equipped with current knowledge and explore opportunities to improve outcomes for all students. In this session, councils will:

  • explore evidence-based practices (research-based and proven in classrooms) to improve student achievement
  • understand how the implementation of practices can impact achievement
  • examine how the council can lead to effective change

SBDM LEADERSHIP FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT — As SBDM councils work to find solutions that address the needs of their schools, they often overlook the basic foundations of successful schools: leadership, high expectations, and exemplary teaching. In addition to providing fresh approaches to improve instruction and close gaps, this workshop will specifically focus on empowering teachers to ensure all students learn. Teachers, parents, and principals will all explore simple ways to lead the council in their day-to-day lives.

Schedule this session as an in-person school/district training by contacting [email protected].

COUNCIL TOOLS FOR CLOSING THE DISABILITY GAP  — All schools are striving to meet the needs of various student groups, but the gap between students with disabilities and those without continues to create concern for all shareholders. In this 3-hour workshop, councils will:

  • Explore issues that create opportunity gaps for students
  • Be equipped with ideas for eliminating those gaps
  • Review their responsibilities
  • Employ tools and strategies that can lead their schools in research-based initiatives.

NOVICE REDUCTION FOR SBDM   This session explores the role of the council in reducing novice performance and raising achievement for all students. Participants will engage in activities to answer the following key questions:

  • Why do we need to reduce novice performance?
  • What is the council expected to do?
  • How does the council lead this effort?

BUDGETS FOR SCHOOL COUNCILS  This 3-hour experienced member training focuses on the decision-making areas of a school budget. Participants will learn:

  • Legal requirements for budgeting
  • Allocation formula for funding
  • Role of the council in the area of staffing and budget cuts
  • Connection between the school budget and increasing student achievement.

STATE-APPROVED WORKSHOPS —  For information on other KDE approved council trainings, including Intro to SBDM, call our training staff at (859) 238-2188 or e-mail us.

  • Advanced SBDM
  • Bylaws & Policies
  • The Council’s Role with Continuous Improvement
  • Family and Community Engagement
  • Introduction to SBDM
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Teamwork for Achievement


Our Principal Selection training provides a step-by-step approach to the important work of choosing an instructional leader. Up-to-date materials reflect the most recent changes and interpretations of the law. Clear and simple tools to help with interview questions and criteria. Our knowledgeable and experienced trainers lead this session during a council meeting so decisions can legally be made. We also offer ongoing support and advice. Principal selection training cannot be used for experienced council member training credit.

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We are happy to bring any of our trainings to any audience.

In addition to bringing you a complete workshop, we can also offer follow-up facilitation help to apply the ideas to your unique situation or arrange a sequence of activities to move your school forward.

For council training, you may want to consider being a host school or district. As host, you pay for a trainer’s time and transportation, plus materials for your own people. Then KASC publicizes the session and invites folks from other places to attend as well. They pay us a fee, and we share part of that money with your school. This arrangement reduces your costs and allows you to help other schools and individuals in your region of the state.

Let us know how we can help. Call (859) 238-2188 or e-mail.