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Newton USD 373 Superintendent

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Rock Hills USD 107 Superintendent

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Hoisington USD 431 Superintendent

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KASB Leadership Academy Awards presented to 507 board members, district staff

KASB Leadership Academy 2019 Awards presented to 507 board members, district staff KASB today announced the recipients of the 2019 Leadership Academy Awards. In total, 507 board members, superintendents and staff earned Level I or Level II distinction by participating in workshops, onsite trainings and other board and staff development offered by KASB. “We are […] Read More

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New board training draws nearly 100 for full day workshop

Close to 100 new board members, mentors and superintendents attended the Foundations of Boardsmanship 1.0 workshop Thursday in Topeka. The training is geared towards newly-elected or appointed board members and includes a variety of topics focused on the roles and responsibilities of the elected board.   “High functioning boards create high functioning districts,” said Doug Moeckel, KASB Leadership Services. Moeckel’s sessions included the fundamentals of boardsmanship and importance of working as a team.   Other sessions include legal issues and the role of policy, presented by Ashley Rohleder, KASB attorney, an introduction to school finance, presented by leadership services Sue Givens, and communications...

What Gov. Kelly’s budget recommends for Kansas education

Gov. Laura Kelly’s budget released Thursday would fund base state aid per pupil and equalization programs as outlined in the Gannon school finance lawsuit settlement for K-12 education, but does not redirect savings in general state aid to boost special education aid as requested by the State Board of Education.  School finance changes  Under the law passed last year by the 2019 Legislature, base state aid per pupil will increase from $4,436 this school year to $4,569 in Fiscal Year 2021, $4,706 in 2022 and $4,846 in 2023. After that, the base is to be adjusted by the prior year change...

At-risk funding in spotlight this week

Three legislative committees will take turns reviewing at-risk student funding this week.  A Legislative Post Audit report on at-risk funding raised questions about whether State Board of Education policies and local expenditures are following state law. Districts receive over $400 million annually in at-risk state aid. About $50 million of that aid which goes to districts with higher percentages of low-income students will expire after this year unless the Legislature removes a “sunset” provision.  The House Education Committee will hear a presentation on the audit  at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, the committee will hear presentations by the Dyslexia Task Force...

KASB Daily Education Roundup, Wed. Jan. 15

Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday described restoring school funding and winning Kansas Supreme Court approval last year to the bi-partisan school finance plan as the top accomplishments of her tenure as governor. In delivering her second State of the State address, Kelly also pushed for Medicaid expansion, a new transportation plan, property tax relief and a food sales tax refund. She vowed to veto any tax cut that "throws our state back into fiscal crisis, or debt, or sends us back to court for under-funding our schools." On Thursday, Kelly will unveil her proposed budget, which is expected to include fully...

KASB, USA-Kansas Advocacy in Action conference gets under way

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Secretary of State Scott Schwab on Wednesday addressed the annual Advocacy in Action Conference, conducted by KASB and USA-Kansas. In his remarks, Schmidt focused on initiatives to address youth suicide and vaping. In 2018, the Tower Mental Health Foundation and Schmidt formed a task force to survey efforts under way in Kansas to reduce the incidence of youth suicide and provide recommendations on further steps that could be taken. Schmidt noted the number of young people in Kansas who have killed themselves has increased from eight in 2005 to 32 in 2017. On vaping, Schmidt said...

KASB Live on Friday to review first week of session, governor’s budget plan

KASB Live will broadcast at 10:30 a.m. Friday to review the first week of the 2020 legislative session, Gov. Laura Kelly's budget proposal and more. Here is a link to the webinar. Please note that the schedule for the webinar may change due to the weather. Please follow KASB News Briefs and on social media for any developments. After the live presentation, the interactive broadcast will be archived and available as a video and podcast. Here is a link to the KASB Live Youtube channel and here is a link to KASB Live podcast. KASB has staff and resources that can...

KASB Daily Education Roundup, Tue. Jan. 14

State education officials said Tuesday the Legislature must repeal a provision that would do away with the at-risk high-density weighting or Kansas will face more legal action on school finance. The funding stream — about $50 million annually that helps schools with the highest proportion of low-income students — will expire on July 1 unless the provision is removed. Officials have previously said the expiration date was put into the law by mistake but on Tuesday Deputy Education Commissioner Dale Dennis said it was inserted by a legislator who is no longer serving. “That one proviso has got to go,” Dennis told...

State Board of Education approves task force report aimed at reducing school bullying

The State Board of Education on Tuesday approved a task force report that calls for a wide range of strategies to address bullying in schools. Board member Jean Clifford, of Garden City, who served on the Blue Ribbon Bullying Task Force, said the recommendations “are going to go a long way to addressing the issue of bullying at schools.” The 35-member task force, co-chaired by Rick Ginsberg, dean of the University of Kansas School of Education, and James Regier, superintendent of Whitewater-Remington USD 206, held meetings statewide and received input from numerous interests, including students. The State Board approved the report 8-2...

KASB Leadership Academy Awards presented to 507 board members, district staff

KASB Leadership Academy 2019 Awards presented to 507 board members, district staff KASB today announced the recipients of the 2019 Leadership Academy Awards. In total, 507 board members, superintendents and staff earned Level I or Level II distinction by participating in workshops, onsite trainings and other board and staff development offered by KASB. “We are pleased to present these awards to those who have earned distinction by attending workshops and training in 2019,” said Dr. John Heim, KASB executive director. “Their commitment to learning more about board governance and improving the effectiveness of their district leadership teams deserves recognition.” School board members...

KASB Daily Education Roundup, Mon. Jan. 13

Legislators arrived, they gaveled in and then most of them returned to their Statehouse offices to continue getting organized as the 2020 session started Monday. Committees already are ramping up, including Senate Education, which has scheduled two days of briefings on “Kansas schools by the numbers.” Mark Tallman, KASB associate executive director for advocacy, will be one of those speaking with the committee Tuesday. Here is a link to the committee’s agenda. Also on Tuesday, the State Board of Education will convene its monthly meeting. Here is a story that provides a look at the board's agenda. On Wednesday, Gov. Laura Kelly...

2020 Legislature starts; KASB provides coverage, analysis and advocacy

The 2020 legislative session starts today and KASB will provide updates throughout the session on social media, emailed news briefs and the KASB website.   In addition, as the Legislature gears up, KASB and USA-Kansas will conduct the annual Advocacy in Action conference in Topeka on Wednesday and Thursday. The conference will feature numerous sessions led by experts on the top education issues before the Legislature. For more information and to register go here.   On Wednesday, Gov. Laura Kelly will deliver her State of the State address, which will be broadcast at 6:30 p.m. on public television stations throughout Kansas. KASB and...