The Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education held a reception last week to honor Board Chairman Durward Narramore Jr., who is president-elect of the Kentucky School Boards Association. Narramore, who was first elected to the Jenkins School Board in 1993, has served as board chair every term but one and is in his fifth term as chairman.
The Kentucky School Boards Association is a nonprofi t corporation of school boards from each public school system in the state. The association, founded in 1936, serves school boards and districts in such areas as governmental relations, board member and staff training, insurance and risk management, legal, policy, publications and community relations. It is governed by a 27-member statewide board of directors. With nearly 900 members, KSBA is the largest organization of elected officials in Kentucky.
Narramore said he will assume the office of president in 2013 and will work closely with the current president during his term as president-elect. He said he hopes to provide more exposure to issues and accomplishments in schools in eastern Kentucky during his term and added that the office will bring him closer to the governor, legislators, and educational leaders on a different level.
Narramore said he will continue his work as a board member for Jenkins and will devote his energies to the Jenkins system, but will serve as a statewide advocate for all the students in Kentucky in his duties with the KSBA. He said the best thing about KSBA is that it has a 27-member board of directors and every one of the members is a sitting board member in Kentucky schools. Narramore said there is no “me/mine” attitude on the board, but one of what can they do to serve the students in all Kentucky schools.