Kansas school board members learning and advocating at NSBA conference

School board members from across Kansas are in Washington, D.C. this week honing their federal advocacy skills. 

The National School Boards Association’s Advocacy Institute 2018 features sessions that arm attendees with the latest information on federal education spending, implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act, evidence-based advocacy, immigration and social media messaging before they head to Capitol Hill to meet with their U.S. Senators and Representatives. 

Education leaders from the Basehor-Linwood, Lawrence, Olathe, Girard, Topeka, Blue Valley, Wichita, Washington County, Shawnee Mission, Manhattan and Seaman school districts make up the 18-member KASB delegation. They’ll meet Monday with Senator Jerry Moran and on Tuesday with Senator Pat Roberts, Rep. Ron Estes, Rep. Lynn Jenkins, Rep. Roger Marshall and Rep. Kevin Yoder.  

Brian Geary, Olathe, Deb Zila, Shawnee Mission, and Shannon Kimball, Lawrence, are attending their first Advocacy Institute. KASB will be posting Facebook Live interviews with our members about their Advocacy Institute experiences, so watch our KASB’s Facebook page for the latest from D.C. 

The hashtag #NSBAAI18 features frequent live updates from the Institute; KASB Advocacy and Outreach Specialist @leahfliter is tweeting as well. 

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