Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday, who is urging the chairman of the Bath County Board of Education to consider resigning, is scheduled to address Bath County Schools staffers and teachers for the opening of classes next month.
Kentucky Department of Education spokeswoman Lisa Gross confirmed Thursday that Holliday is to attend the Aug. 9 opening event for Bath County teachers and staff.
Gross, noting that Holliday's schedule is booked "months in advance," said his appearance was not connected with proceedings against Bath School Board chairman Bill Boyd.
"I would guarantee you that his scheduler got a call or email from somebody months ago asking if he would do this," she said. "I can't predict what he might say, but he is not likely to address this particular issue while he is there."
Holliday recently notified Boyd by letter that Holliday would recommend that the Kentucky Board of Education remove Boyd from the Bath board because of various allegations, including apparent violations of the state open meetings law.
Holliday also urged Boyd to consider resigning immediately so the matter would not distract from operations in the school district. Boyd has said he won't quit.
Gross said Holliday is frequently invited to attend events at the opening of the school year. He is scheduled to attend a similar opening event for the Russell Independent School District on Aug. 9 in the morning before appearing in Bath County at noon, she said.