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  • January 30, 2020 1:44 PM | Stephen Griebe (Administrator)

    On October 23rd, 2019 Kevin Mattingly of Nelson County completed his Certified Facility Managers Certification.  Congratulations to Kevin!!!! 


  • January 29, 2020 12:00 PM | Stephen Griebe (Administrator)

    The Board of Directors meet in Bowling Green, Ky on January 28th, 2019.  Items on the Agenda included:

    Tour of the Sloan Convention Center and Holiday Inn Conference Center

    Zach and staff of the Convention Center provided the BOD with a tour of the facility and included a sample of food that will be provided at the PD/Energy Conference.  The reviews from the Board of Directors were very positive and we are looking forward to the event venue. 

    Review over the Professional Development/Energy Conference Agenda

    ·        The PD/Energy Conference agenda is in the final stages of finalization. Breakout Sessions include:

    ·        The New BG-1 and BG2’s- What’s Changed- KDE

    ·        Energy Management Programs- Understanding the Basics- Terry V Salyer

    ·        KFICS-What you need to know- KDE

    ·        Measuring Energy Efficiency and Sustainability- CMTA

    ·        Forum:  Facility Trends- KDE, Energy Optimizers, KEDC/KPC

    ·        Facility Manager Forum Past/Current/Future- Kerry Whitehouse, Patrick Richardson, Kevin Mattingly

    ·        Controls in Energy- Thermal Equipment

    ·        Model Procurement for School Administrators- KEDC/KPC

    ·        Building Envelope Analysis

    ·        Future Energy Trends (Panel)

    ·        Kentucky Center for School Safety- Jon Akers Center for School Safety/Security

    ·        Financing Future Energy Projects- Ross Sinclair & Associates

    Review and first reading of the modified Bylaws

    The Bylaw committee submitted an updated copy of the Bylaws that encompassed all the changes that have occurred over the last couple of years.  The modified Bylaws can be found here and is scheduled for Full Board vote on June 8th, 2020.

    Review and modification of the Maintenance Technicians/Custodial Worker Conference

    At the recommendation of the EDO, the Board of Directors is expanding the Custodial Conference to include Maintenance Technicians and offering 6 hours of Continuing Education for HVAC/Plumbing/Electrical Contractor and Electrician hours.  Locations for the 2020 Maintenance Technician/Custodial Worker Conferences include:  Paducah, Bowling Green, Nicholasville, Somerset, Florence, and Pikeville.

    For more information please contact edo@kspma.org

    The next Board of Directors Meeting is set for June 8th, 2020 with location to be announced. 


  • January 29, 2020 9:02 AM | Stephen Griebe (Administrator)

    In announcement with the Regional Directors, the KSPMA will be offering the following courses in all 10 regions over the next 8 months. 

    Powered Industrial Truck Certification/ Mobile Elevated Work Platforms Certifications

    The Powered Industrial Truck (Forklifts) and Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (Aerial Lifts) is an OSHA Mandated employee training course.  This one-day session will cover both types of equipment and will be hosted regionally for all members to attend.  The cost is $1,500.00 for the day of training and includes all handouts, instructors, certificates, and lunch.  The cost can be Divided among the members and each class can hold up to 25 attendees.  For more information contact your Regional Director:

    Region 1 – Greg Binkley Crittenden County Schools greg.binkley@crittenden.kyschools.us

    Region 2-  Joe Stuecker Hardin County Schools joe.stuecker@hardin.kyschools.us

    Region 3- Kevin Mattingly Nelson County Schools kevin.mattingly@nelson.kyschools.us

    Region 4- Jeff McGuire Barren County Schools jeff.mcguire@barren.kyschools.us

    Region 5- David Lyons Lee County Schools david.lyons@lee.kyschools.us

    Region 6- Dwayne Ellison Scott County Schools Dwayne.ellison@scott.kyschools.us

    Region 7- Kevin Pfefferman Kenton County Schools kevin.pfefferman@kenton.kyschools.us

    Region 8- Tim Adams Johnson County Schools tim.adams@johnson.kyschools.us

    Region 9- Wayne Brumfield Fayette County Schools wayne.brumfield@fayette.kyschools.us

    Region10- Rob Tanner Jefferson County Schools rob.tanner@jefferson.kyschools.us


  • January 27, 2020 8:12 AM | Stephen Griebe (Administrator)

    **** Press Release ****

    Lexington, Ky.- The EDO team along with Terry V. Salyer (Energy Services Director) signs Energy Optimizers as an Executive Level Sponsor of the KSPMA.  Energy Optimizers becomes the Associations first Executive Level Sponsor and a preferred vendor of the Energy Services Programs offered by the KSPMA.  Members will benefit greatly from this partnership.

    Energy Optimizers, USA, LLC specializes in developing, engineering, and implementing energy efficiency and energy savings projects for educational, governmental and commercial customers. Our goal is to reduce our clients’ costs while saving the environment.

    As a family-owned business, Energy Optimizers, USA emphasizes ethics, honesty, customer service, and education with its associates, vendor partners, and customers. By committing ourselves to expressing these values through our high standards of professionalism, we aim to exceed our customers’ expectations.

    Energy Optimizers, USA is passionate about assisting school districts and local governments in reducing operational costs, so they can use these funds to improve the educational process or provide essential services without raising taxes. 

    Energy Optimizers has become the Premiere Sponsor of the Professional Development/Energy Conference which is being held April 21st and 22nd, 2020 in Bowling Green, Kentucky at the Sloan Convention Center. 

    For more information contact edo@kspma.org or visit www.kspma.org


  • September 27, 2019 1:27 PM | Stephen Griebe (Administrator)

    Dear Members,

    Financial Officer CEU's- Great News! This week the KSPMA got approved as a Financial Officer CEU Provider.  This means we can issue 6 hours of Continuing Education to Finance Officers.  For those Facility Managers coming to the conference, reach out to your Districts Financial Officer and have them tag along and pickup 6 CEU's for attending. 

    2020 Annual State Conference Venue- after careful consideration, results of the membership survey on venue location, the KSPMA will be hosting the 2020 Conference at the Embassy Suites in Lexington, KY. 

    Conference Registration- We have 180 Registered attendees, speakers, and guest as of noon today.  Spoke with several school districts that will be registering more attendees come next week with the assistance of the EDO.  We expect that number to jump to over 230 by Wednesday next week.  

    If you need help registering for the conference, please do not hesitate to contact us 859-755-4650 or edo@kspma.org.  

     

  • September 11, 2019 9:57 AM | Stephen Griebe (Administrator)


    Board Meeting 19-03 

    EDO:  The Board of Directors Gathered yesterday in Lexington for the 19-03 BOD meeting. 

    Agenda items included:

    1. Confirmation of the 2019/20 Executive Board Election Results
    2. Waiving Registration Fees for all Board of Directors of the Association 
    3. Research results on retaining Legal Counsel for the Association 
    4. Retaining new Accounting Firm
    5. Financial Report
    6. State Conference Update Report
    7. Membership Update Report 
    8. LPC Services Report
    9. Energy Services Report 
    10. Training Directors Report
    11. New Website and Membership Management Platform 
    12. Spring Conference/Energy Conference for 2020 
    13. Possibility of moving the 2020 State Conference to Bowling Green, Ky. 

    The next scheduled Board Meeting (19-04) is October 22nd, 2019 @ the Embassy Suites in Lexington, Ky.  




  • August 29, 2019 9:50 AM | Stephen Griebe (Administrator)


    The Executive Directors Office will be closing on Friday August 30th, 2019 @ 12:00 Noon and reopening on Tuesday September 3rd, 2019 at 7:30AM EST.  

    On behalf of the EDO and Board Members we would like to you wish you a Happy Labor Day Weekend!  



  • August 22, 2019 6:30 PM | Stephen Griebe (Administrator)

    Patrick Richardson Chair of the Nominating Committee announced today that John Campbell was the Elected Vice President for the 2019/20 Year.  Congratulations to Mr. Campbell for his win in the election.  

  • August 20, 2019 12:55 PM | Stephen Griebe (Administrator)

    The 2019 Annual State Conference is FINALIZED!!!! We have all speakers confirmed and expect to have a record crowd this year.  To view the 2019 Annual State Conference Agenda click on the link.  

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