Kentucky Board of Education accepting nominations for business, education partnership award

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The Kentucky Board of Education, is now accepting nominations for the Kelly Award for Business and Education Partnership.

Every fall, the award is given to a businessperson or business that has partnered with a public school or school district to provide leadership that promotes school improvement and student achievement.

The award’s namesake is Joseph W. Kelly, a board of education member from 1989 to 1998.

Criteria for the award include:

  • Creating or sustaining a strategic partnership between a business and school or district that leads to improved student outcomes, including, but not limited to, postsecondary success and workforce outcomes.
  • Significant contribution to a school or a district that leads to, or will likely lead to, increased or improved educational opportunities or improved educational, postsecondary or workforce outcomes for students.

Nominations will open on opened June 26 and close on July 16. The award will be presented in October.

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