PAY FOR WHAT YOU NEED AND WANT
For a fraction of the cost of other organizations, KAPE offers DOUBLE the liability coverage! For $200/year you receive $2 million in liability coverage and other benefits. PLUS, if need for legal representation arises in an employment dispute or threat to your licensure through referral to EPSB, you will have GUARANTEED legal representation until the incident is resolved. With KAPE, you can love your school and your wallet!
The deadline for spring scholarship applications is March 15, 2020. The deadline for nominations for leadership awards is April 1, 2020. Applications and rubrics can be found under the scholarship tab drop down menu above. You may also contact us by calling 1-888-438-7179 or by email at email@example.com.
2020 KAPE Leadership Awards!
The Landon Bond Memorial Award for Excellence in Leadership - Principal
The Award for Excellence in Leadership - Superintendent
Mail applications to
269 Regency, Circle Suite 2
Lexington, Kentucky 40503
Or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION AVAILABLE
TO ALL TEACHERS
All teachers are eligible to apply for federal loan forgiveness. No union or association membership is necessary. You do not need a special tool other than a computer and a search engine. Here are a couple of sites where you can learn more about the process. Check it out! blog.ed.gov/2019/09/public-service-loan-forgiveness-tips/ and studentaid.ed.gov
Really, you do not need anything or anyone else to go-between for this program, as ALL teachers are eligible to apply. Keep your information private and your personal identifying data safe by not going through a "navigator" or other portals where you cannot be sure the information would not be collected by a third party. If you have questions, call your individual loan servicer.
Congratulations to KAPE member, Mary Buzzard,
Our newest National Board Certified Teacher.
Mary Buzzard has been a part of our NBCT mentorship program for two years in order to certify. We are proud of her accomplishment.
KAPE member, Dr. James Davis, wins
Innovation and Excellence in Educational Leadership Award
Laurel County educator, Dr. James Davis, principal of the Center for Innovation and proud KAPE member, was recognized at the State of Education address given by Commissioner of Education, Dr. Wayne Lewis with the Innovation of Excellence in Education Leadership Award. Congratulations!
KAPE TEACHER WINS PRESIDENTIAL AWARD
SINCE YOU ASKED:
Our mission at KAPE is not to disrespect others, yell, attack, and blow smoke to hide the truth. We are not a union, and we do not function like a union. Our mission is to inform our members about what is really going on in events around them, and then to defend our members' right to protest, argue, ignore, or stand their ground. KAPE does not organize protests against the government and then violate state law and district policies by using school resources to stage a protest. We urge members to follow all regulations and policies when participating in legitimate rallies and protests. KAPE was present in Frankfort during the pension crisis meetings at the Pension Board, in legislative meetings, and on the Capitol grounds when protests were being launched. We did not abandon our members, nor did we remain silent. We informed our members of the TRUTH! We don't tell our members what to believe, think, or what to protest. We do not mislead them nor hide years of mismanagement at the Teacher Retirement System Board of Trustees. KAPE supports saving all parts of the Kentucky Retirement Systems in a legal, financially sound manner. But we stand alone in our quest for TRUTH, and we will provide that to our members.
The recent US Supreme Court decision in Janus means that public employees are no longer forced to join a union or to pay agency fees as a condition of their job. Employees must now "opt in" instead of the traditional "opt out" that has been required for years by some districts in the local collective bargaining contracts. If you have been forced to pay any agency fees to the union, KAPE is collaborating with independents in other states to attempt to recoup that money back to educators. Contact us with questions!
We are a professional organization for certified and classified staff in all Kentucky schools (public and private). KAPE offers double the liability insurance, legal representation, and representation in Frankfort for less than half the cost of other organizations. KAPE is NOT a UNION.