Thursday, March 15, 2018

Security policy expert joins IASB staff

Ken Carter
Ken Carter has joined the Illinois Association of School Boards as a policy consultant. Carter brings a background of security and risk management, and was previously a member of the Kaneland CUSD 302 Board of Education, Maple Park. 

IASB policy consultants work with school districts to develop and update their local school board policy manuals. Carter started on February 1, based in IASB’s Lombard office.

“I will be providing assistance and services to school boards throughout Illinois with regards to their school board policies so that they may be in accordance with laws and regulations,” Carter said of his new role. “While these policies are based on state and federal laws and regulations, it is important to take into account and possibly include the wishes of the individual community when establishing policy.”

Carter served as vice president of operations for Pinkerton Security Agency and was responsible for strategic planning, sales, operations, and quality control. After that, he was the founder and consultant for Integrity Consulting.

“In my leadership roles, I focused on process improvements and directing teams in the delivery of operational excellence,” Carter says. “On the client-facing side, my focus was helping clients minimize risk to their organization through the adoption and implementation of policies and procedures based on industry standards and regulations.”

A school board policy manual requires constant review and revision in response to changing state and federal laws, regulations, and court cases, as well as changes in society and the community.

“The bulk of my career has been helping teams in the delivery of operational excellence, so being able to help school boards in the delivery of education excellence by way of policies will prove to be rewarding on many levels,” Carter said.