Board of Directors

SBR President’s Perspective: Many challenges before us

by Dayna Miller KASB President Basehor-Linwood USD 458 In keeping with tradition, the transition from one KASB president to another occurred recently without a hitch. Amy Martin completed her tenure as president on June 30. I took over the role July 1. A lot happened under Amy’s watch and I, and education advocates across the state, want to thank her for helping guide public school students over the past few years as a member of the Olathe USD 233 school board and as a leader with KASB. Amy’s work with KASB is not over by a long shot. As the immediate past president, she...

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KASB seeks candidates for president-elect designee

The KASB Nominating Committee is seeking applications for nominations to serve as president-elect designee. Applications for the position must be emailed or postmarked by Aug. 30. The position will be up for election at the annual KASB Convention in December. The president-elect designee serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the board of directors until assuming the office of president-elect. The application form is available at www.kasb.org/nominating

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KASB Board of Directors Transition

With the new fiscal year, comes a changing of leadership positions at KASB. Dayna Miller, a member of the Basehor-Linwood USD 458 school board, will serve as president, while Patrick Woods, of the Topeka USD 501 school board, became president-elect. Former president Amy Martin, whose term expired June 30, will serve as chair of the Legislative Committee, as well as continue on the KASB board of directors and executive committee. The KASB Nominating Committee is seeking applications through Aug. 30 for nomination to serve as president-elect-designee. The position will be up for election at the annual KASB Convention in December. For more...

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Board leadership changes at KASB

With the new fiscal year, comes a change in leadership positions at KASB. Dayna Miller, a member of the Basehor-Linwood USD 458 school board, will serve as president, while Patrick Woods, of the Topeka USD 501 school board, became president-elect. Former president Amy Martin, whose term expired June 30, will serve as chair of the Legislative Committee, as well as continue on the KASB board of directors and executive committee. The KASB Nominating Committee is seeking applications through Aug. 30 for nomination to serve as president-elect-designee. The position will be up for election at the annual KASB Convention in December. For more...

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KASB Board of Directors Profile: Lara Bors

Lara Bors, KASB Board of Directors Region 10 Vice-President Garden City USD 457 Board of Education Lara Bors’ reasons for first seeking a seat on her local board of education came from a commitment to community service and an even greater commitment to education. “My son, who was going to start kindergarten the next school year, asked why I was doing it and I explained to him that I wanted to make sure he had the same or better educational opportunities that I had,” she said. Bors is a product of the Shawnee Mission School District. A political science degree from Truman State...

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May issue of School Board Review explores trauma-informed schools

The May issue of School Board Review is out and focuses on the increasing number of students who have experienced trauma in their lives and how educators are helping these children cope and succeed. The issue also includes a look at one of Kansas’ National Blue Ribbon schools, McKinley Elementary School in Abilene, a question and answer session with State Board of Education Vice Chair Kathy Busch and a profile of new KASB Region 10 Vice President Lara Bors. In addition, longtime educator Kent Stewart discusses the many factors that must be taken into account to make accurate enrollment projections. The May...

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Kansas House and Senate resolutions commend KASB’s 100 years of service to education

Resolutions passed by the Kansas House and Senate yesterday honored the Kansas Association of School Boards for its 100 years of service to public education. Carrying the Kansas Legislature resolutions were Representative Fred Patton, Seaman USD 345 Board of Education and a KASB Past President, and Senator Lynn Rodgers, Wichita USD 259 Board of Education. Text from each resolution can be found at kasb.org/about-us/ Guests of both houses were KASB Board of Directors Amy Martin, President, Olathe USD 233; Don Shimkus, Past-President, Oxford USD 358; Dayna Miller, President-Elect, Basehor-Linwood USD 458; and Patrick Woods, President-Elect Designee, Topeka USD 501. Regional vice-presidents in...

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Legislature to recognize KASB’s 100 years of service on Tuesday

A resolution congratulating KASB for 100 years of serving the educational interests of Kansas will be before the Legislature on Tuesday. Both the House and Senate are scheduled to take up the resolution honoring KASB, a non-profit organization that serves the governing boards of school districts, community colleges, vocation-technical schools, cooperatives, interlocks and regional service centers. KASB officials will be on hand during consideration of the resolution.

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KASB STATEMENT: Good start on school funding, now finish the job

The regular session of the Kansas Legislature has made a good start on addressing funding for Kansas public schools. But there is a great deal of important work that must be completed when Legislators return for the wrap-up session on May 1 to help more Kansas students prepare for success. That was the consensus of directors of the Kansas Association of School Boards meeting in Olathe this past weekend, and it’s a message they want local school leaders and supporters to share with their Senators and Representatives over the next three weeks. Here are the positives: after months of study and...

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KASB: Good start on school funding; now finish the job

The KASB board of directors believes the school finance plan developed by a bi-partisan group of the House K-12 Education Budget Committee represents a good start on school funding. “The plan developed by the House committee is not just a replacement for the block grant system or a minimal response to the Kansas Supreme Court. It could be a historic legacy for this Legislature and governor. The Legislature should approve it, accelerate it, and fund it,” KASB stated. Here is a link to the full statement. The proposal includes accountability tied to the State Board of Education’s Kansans Can goals, maintains...

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