KASB supports State Board vision statement

KASB is a proud supporter of the Kansas State Board of Education’s new vision statement — Kansas leads the world in the success of each student.

KASB believes fulfilling this vision will require recruiting partners, funding schools equitably and adequately and increasing the bonds of trust between families, communities and policymakers. KASB believes local school boards are uniquely qualified to play a leadership role in these efforts.

The new vision statement was selected after numerous town hall meetings conducted by Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson. At those meetings, Kansans overwhelmingly said more emphasis was needed on so-called soft skills, such as conscientiousness and collaboration, for students to be successful.

Watson and other education officials have said now the state needs to work implementing the changes needed to accomplish the vision.


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The KASB Board of Directors approved the following resolution on November 7, 2015 in support of a new vision statement adopted by the Kansas State Board of Education:

Be it RESOLVED that the Kansas Association of School Boards supports the Kansas State Board of Education’s new vision statement — Kansas leads the world in the success of each student.

The vision addresses the goal of ensuring our students will succeed in the modern and ever-changing workplace. It also expresses what Kansans want for their children and what our society must accomplish to advance our state and nation.

KASB believes fulfilling this vision will require recruiting partners, funding schools equitably and adequately and increasing the bonds of trust between families, communities and policymakers. KASB believes local school boards are uniquely qualified to play a leadership role in these efforts.