Kentucky School for the Blind Advisory Board to meet Sept. 21

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Meeting Advisory

Media Contact: Toni Konz Tatman

Chief Communications Officer

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Sept. 14, 2023

Kentucky School for the Blind Advisory Board to meet Sept. 21

The Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) Advisory Board will meet at the Kentucky School for the Blind on Sept. 21, 2023, at 11 a.m. ET.

The Kentucky General Assembly authorized KSB to have an advisory board. While the language in KRS 167.035 is permissive and does not require an advisory board to exist, if such a board is established, the advisory board provides advice to the commissioner of education and KSB administration on how the school can best meet the specialized educational and cultural needs of the community of students it serves.

The KSB Advisory Board will set aside 30 minutes dedicated to receiving public comments. Individuals wishing to address the KSB Advisory Board shall sign up to speak before the meeting begins and provide his/her name and describe the issue on which they will speak. This information should be sent to Janell Turner, KSB Advisory Board Chair, at

Individuals addressing the KSB Advisory Board will be provided five minutes each for public comment. The KSB Advisory Board has the right to set limits on the topics that may be addressed by the public to ensure relevance to the function and purpose of the advisory board.

A full agenda follows:

Kentucky School for the Blind Advisory Board
Professional Development Room at KSB
Sept. 21, 2023, 11 a.m. ET


  • Welcome: Janell Turner, Board Chair

  • Approval of June 16, 2023, Board Meeting Minutes

  • KSB Report: Peggy Sinclair-Morris, Principal

    • Communication 
    • New Staff
    • Start of the Year
    • Accessibility
    • Facilities
  • KDE Update: Shannon Sparkman, Director, Division of State Schools, Office of Special Education and Early Learning, Kentucky Department of Education
  • Policies and Procedures: Janell Turner, Board Chair    

  • New Business: Janell Turner, Board Chair

  • Board Recommendations: Janell Turner, Board Chair

  • Public Comments: Janell Turner, Board Chair

  • Meeting Dates 2023-24 School Year: Janell Turner, Board Chair

  • Adjournment: Janell Turner, Board Chair