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.

Here are just a few of the benefits!

  • National Connection Daily - Your morning executive news briefing, providing both national and local news from across the U.S. With a quick scan of the headlines each morning, school board leaders can be current on the latest in education news, and stay ahead of the forces impacting education.
  • NewsBytes - a bi-weekly e-newsletter keeps you up-t0-date with the latest news from NSBA and other National Connection resources.
  • NSBA Annual Conference - 
    • 20 percent registration discount for all of the attendees from your district, over a $1,500 savings for a 7-person board
    • Early access to registration and the NSBA housing block in the conference city
    • Discounts on many of the conference optional events
    • A special National Connection Lounge for networking, relaxing, or grabbing a snack
    • A special track of educational sessions just for National Connection participants
  • ASBJ - A print and digital subscription to the American School Board Journal, the premier magazine for school leaders!

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


National Connection website


NSBA Staff Contacts

Ron Skinner, Deputy Associate Executive Director, Member and Leadership Services

Entoria Nicely, Manager, State Association Partnership Services

John Overington, National Connection Ambassador