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Vacant Board of Education Seat



The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applications to be considered for appointment to the Nelson County Board of Education.  You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Nelson County School Board of Education representing:

  • Educational Division 1st District Nelson County Schools

This vacancy was created due to the resignation of Board Member.

Under the provisions of KRS 160.190(2), this appointment is effective until:

  • The end of the elected term.

This is a public service position and the person appointed will not be employed by the Nelson County School District.



Board Member  must be:

  • At least 24 years old.
  • A Kentucky Citizen for the last three years.
  • A registered voter in the district and voter precinct of the vacancy (Nelson County 1st District).
  • Have a high school diploma or a GED certificate.
  • Must be in compliance with anti-nepotism laws.
  • Cannot provide contract services to the district.



School board members are involved primarily in the following areas:

  • Developing policy that governs the operations of schools.
  • Providing visionary leadership that establishes long-range plans and programs for the district.
  • Hiring of the district superintendent and issuing annual evaluation reports.
  • 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 December 28, 2017.

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:


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

The Kentucky Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the employment or provision of services.

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