KASB Board Life Blog

KASB Board Life Blog

2020 is hard. Vote anyway.

Maybe you’ve seen the internet meme “2020: one star out of four; do not recommend.” Or perhaps you’ve posted one of those photos captioned: “Taken in January when we didn’t know what was coming.” There’s so much to abhor about 2020. It’s tempting to give in to despair. But I’ll give 2020 credit for one thing: record numbers of Americans are planning to vote on November 3. I hope you’ll join them. I’m encouraged by the conversations I have with my 20-something kids and their friends who are planning to vote, some for the first time. I know some of those...

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Ad Astra Per Aspera for Women School Board Members in Kansas

Leah Fliter Director of Governmental Relations The centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S Constitution, which eventually led to all U.S female citizens being able to vote, has inspired me to reflect on the special role of women school board members in Kansas. I don’t know the name of the first elected female Kansas school board member but I do know our state has a proud history of women who’ve served on their local boards with passion, knowledge and skill. I’m pleased to report the first female KASB President, Mrs. Arthur Butler, took office in 1922, only five...

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