NSBA and National Connection

KASB is part of the National School Board Association (NSBA). This venerable association - established in 1940 - empowers state school boards associations and their more than 90,000 local school board members to lead and advocate for public education. NSBA believes education is a civil right, and public education is America’s most vital institution.

KASB has a long history of partnership and involvement in NSBA, including several Kansans in leadership roles throughout NSBA's long history! Currently, Frank Henderson, Jr. serves on the NSBA Board of Directors as a regional director representing NSBA's western region. Frank is a school board member for Seaman USD 345 and a KASB past president.

Take a look at all the ways NSBA and the network of state associations - including KASB - support local board members in their leadership role! 2017 State Association Report


KASB, in partnership with the National School Boards Association, directly connects members to additional national resources through the National Connection program. Access NSBA’s National Connection for the national perspective to help keep you at the forefront of public education. Resources include community discussions, shared resources, tools, research and reports.

Here are just a few of the benefits!

  • ASBJ (American School Board Journal
  • National Connection Daily
  • Federal Insider Podcast
  • ASBJ Brief
  • CPE (Center for Public Education) Briefing Room
  • Legal Clips
  • News You Can Use
  • Webinars

Many other benefits! Find a complete list at www.nsba.org/services/national-connection

Find The Leadership Resource Center, Public Engagement Toolkits, discussion boards, a national directory AND MORE through the online portal.

NSBA Staff Contacts

Ann Lee Flynn, Ed.D,
Director, Education Innovation
aflynn@nasba.org
703-838-6764

John Overington
National Connection Ambassador
joverington@nsba.org
703-838-6799

NSBA BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative

KASB is a partner in the National School Boards Association's BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative. The purchasing process is streamlined for schools, municipalities, and other public entities across the nation. Complimentary Membership for KASB members! Learn more HERE!