Author - Carol Pitts

Tell your story at the 2019 Annual Conference Breakout Session Proposals

Today is the deadline for proposals to present at the 2019 KASB Annual Conference. The 60-minute presentations will be given on Saturday, December 7 in Wichita, Presenting at the KASB Annual Conference is a great way to tell your story. We know all districts are working on innovative ways to improve student success from pre-K to post graduation in addition to addressing the challenging social and emotional needs of young people. We encourage KASB member entities to take this opportunity to share best practices, effective strategies that lead to student success, and expand understanding of emerging issues in education. The best presentations honor...

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Upcoming workshops IDEA reauthorization, special education, school safety, student-related legal issues

KASB members have several opportunities coming up in the next few weeks to explore and discuss a number of key topics of interest to board members and district leaders. For registration details and details for each meeting CLICK HERE. IDEA Reauthorization and Special Education Basics August 27, 2019 - Topeka, KASB August 28, 2019 - Dodge City, Boot Hill Museum August 29, 2019 - Salina, Hilton Garden Inn Student Discipline Workshop September 4, 2019 – Garden City, Education Support Center September 5, 2019 - Salina, Hageman Education Center What Every Board Member Should Know About Safe and Secure Schools September 10, 2019 - McPherson, The Cedars September 11, 2019...

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Deadline extended to Monday Aug. 26 for contest entries

KASB and the Kansas School Public Relations Association have extended the deadline to submit entries for the co-sponsored annual contest recognizing top publications produced by Kansas school districts, cooperatives and vocational-technical schools. CLICK HERE for entry criteria and online submission form. Entries must be from KASB members and received by midnight Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Publications produced between July. 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 are eligible. Awards will presented during the KanSPRA Annual Conference Oct. 24-25, 2019 in Topeka, Kansas. For more information on the contest and submission details see kasb.org/awards. A National School Public Relations Association public relations association from...

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BOLD class discusses risk management profiles, health insurance market transparency

The sixth and final session for the 2019 KASB BOLD class got underway Thursday, hosted by Derby USD 265. BOLD, Business Operations Leadership Development, focuses on enhancing skills and knowledge around the following topics: building and facilities master planning; technology planning; finance strategies and planning; procurement processes; school security; risk management; and human resource management. The class includes administrators from KASB members across the state.

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KASB Statehouse Video Daily Report

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Awards announced for 2018 KanSPRA/KASB Publications Contest

The 27th annual KanSPRA/KASB Publications Contest wraps up with 36 awards in ten categories for communications projects submitted by participating districts. “The judges were tough this year,” said Carol Pitts, KASB assistant executive director for marketing and public relations. “Only one entry received a perfect score, Shawnee Mission’s submission in the marketing materials/special purpose publication category. The district’s “Center for Academic Achievement Information Card” was pronounced an “excellent project in every way” by the judges.” Contest submissions are evaluated and judged using a reciprocal arrangement through an NSPRA (National School Public Relations Association) network of other state school public relations. Every...

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LFT Class of 2018 completes program

By Carol Pitts, cpitts@kasb.org Twenty-six education leaders from across Kansas recently completed a year-long leadership development class sponsored by the Kansas Association of School Boards.   KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2018 were chosen last January through a nomination and application process focusing on individual leadership in public education and participation in activities that promote effective governance and raise student achievement.  A combination of site visits, group reflection and collaboration projects were used during the four sessions. The goal is to give the participants time to explore a broad spectrum of issues and concerns related to public education and student achievement....

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If you want to go where the BOLD go, here’s how to apply

KASB BOLD (Business Operations Leadership Development), a leadership development opportunity for new superintendents (within the first two years in their position) and aspiring superintendents, is seeking applications for the 2018-2019 cohort class. Application deadline is Sept. 14, 2018. The 2018-2019 class will be announced by Sept. 21, 2018, and the first class session is scheduled for Oct. 23 and 24. Participants will be selected based on their current role in their district. Aspiring superintendents or new superintendents (within first couple of years) will be given first consideration. Gender, ethnicity, district size, and region of the state will also be considered to...

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KCP&L and Westar Energy, Evergy Companies award three innovative curriculum grants

KCP&L and Westar Energy, Evergy Companies, in partnership with the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) and the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), announce recipients of the fourth annual KCP&L and Westar Energy, Evergy Companies STEM Innovative Curriculum grants. Each project receives a $3,000 grant aimed at increasing student interest and academic achievement in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines as applied to electrical energy. A focus on expanding the diversity of students involved in STEM education and on projects that include community service were of special interest to this year’s grant selection committee. Terry Bassham, President and...

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