Advocate for schools like a pro by attending Advocacy in Action conference

With school finance at the top of the 2018 legislative session, school board members can help guide the future of Kansas public education by attending next week’s Advocacy in Action conference in Topeka. 

The event, sponsored by KASB and USA/Kansas, will be held Thursday and Friday Jan. 11-12 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, Maner Conference Center Ballrooms. Here is a link to register.  

The conference will provide the latest details on K-12 funding, Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget proposals and his response to the Gannon school finance lawsuit and other proposals unveiled during the opening days of the legislative session. 

After receiving up-to-date briefings, attendees will visit the Statehouse and meet with legislators to discuss issues important to local schools and communities. An evening reception with legislators will also be held. 

On Friday, numerous breakout sessions will be conducted on critical issues affecting the day-to-day operations of public schools. Here is a link to the conference agenda. 

The conference will provide education advocates with the information they need to engage their community and legislative representatives.  

Newly-elected board members who register for Advocacy in Action, can attend KASB’s Foundations of Boardsmanship for $25. This training is useful for newly elected, just appointed or veteran board members. It provides dynamic presentations and time for collaboration and discussion focused on the skills and knowledge needed to be an exceptional board member. Here is the link to register. 

 

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