Conference

Pre-conference workshops provide education leaders with great opportunities

Before KASB’s 2018 Annual Conference even starts, school leaders will have excellent opportunities to learn and share during five workshops on Fri. Nov. 30.  Pre-conference favorites, such as Meeting All Kids Needs Tours, KASB Winter School Law Workshop and KSSA Day will return.   Finishing off the Foundations of Boardsmanship series is Foundations 2.0 and this year, the pre-conference schedule is joined by a new and exciting offering — the Cultural Proficiency Workshop.  Further details on the pre-conference workshops and registration are here.   The Cultural Proficiency Workshop will focus on creating an environment that supports diversity and all students, staff and families. Presenters will [...]

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Revised Legislative Committee report available

A revised Legislative Committee Final Report to the Delegate Assembly is now available online.  The amended report, which reflects minor, non-substantive corrections, can be found here.  KASB’s Delegate Assembly will vote on the report on Dec. 2 during KASB’s 101st Annual Convention in Overland Park. The approved document will become the KASB Advocacy staff’s policy guideline for its work in Topeka and Washington, D.C.  Proposed amendments to the Legislative Committee Report must be electronically presented to the Committee at least 48 hours prior to the Delegate Assembly. An amendment offered after the deadline requires a two-thirds vote for consideration on the delegate [...]

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Major speakers lined up for KASB 2018 Annual Conference

Four major speakers will address the 2018 KASB Annual Conference Nov. 30-Dec.2 in Overland Park. Keynote Speaker Garrison Wynn will address the conference at 8:45 a.m. Sat. Dec. 1, while Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson and Deputy Commissioner Dale Dennis will talk at 3:30 p.m. the same day. Dan Meers, who is also known as K.C. Wolf, the official mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs, will provide the inspirational keynote at 8 a.m. Sun. Dec. 2. Wynn uses his Fortune 500 business and stand-up comic experiences to deliver a lively presentation on success, embracing change and leadership strategies for educators. He will [...]

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President’s Perspective: KASB annual conference will be exciting

by C. Patrick Woods KASB President Topeka USD 501 Greetings fellow school board members. I hope the first nine weeks of the fall semester wrapped up well and you’re enjoying the fall weather. In addition to many fall concerts, football and volleyball games and countless other activities that take place this time of year, the KASB Fall Regional Summits have wrapped up. During these meetings, KASB staff members hit the road and met with board members, educators and community members in each region of the state. They discussed the issues and trends shaping the context in which we work as public school officials. [...]

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SBR: Send a letter to the future to include in KASB time capsule

By Carol Pitts, cpitts@kasb.org What message would you like to send to a board of education member in the year 2117? KASB is gathering documents and memorabilia to place in the KASB Time Capsule to be opened 100 years from now. The time capsule was gifted to the association by KASB past presidents and presented at last year’s annual conference as part of KASB’s 100 Years of Service Celebration. The capsule will be sealed during a short ceremony at the 2018 Annual Conference in December, then transported back to KASB headquarters in Topeka where it will be sealed in an acrylic case [...]

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SBR: KASB Conference will feature activities, learning aimed at improving schools

By Scott Rothschild, srothschild@kasb.org The 2018 KASB Conference will offer school leaders a wide array of experiences and knowledge they can take back home to their districts and use to help improve student success. Running from Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in Overland Park, the conference features visits to schools, a trade show, seminars, workshops and more than 40 breakout sessions. More than 500 school board members are expected to attend, so don’t miss the opportunity to visit with colleagues from across the state to discuss and review new ways to handle challenges and approach new opportunities. Author and motivational speaker Garrison Wynn will deliver [...]

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SBR: 2018 KASB Conference aimed at sharing ideas, building connections

By Scott Rothschild, srothschild@kasb.org Sharing ideas, touring schools and building connections are some of the many positive results school board members experience when they attend the annual KASB Conference. “The keynote speakers are always re-energizing and very informative,” said Garden City USD 457 school board member Lara Blake Bors. “I love being able to take new ideas back to my district,” she said. The 2018 KASB Conference runs from Fri. Nov. 30 to Sun. Dec. 2 in Overland Park. The conference, exclusively aimed at serving school board members from around the state, will feature more than 40 breakout sessions, a trade show, [...]

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Deadline approaches to apply to serve as president-elect designee of KASB

Thursday is the deadline for those who want to apply to serve as president-elect designee of KASB. 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. Additional information and the application form is available at www.kasb.org/nominating

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KASB Board, Legislative Committee work on priorities

The KASB Board of Directors on Saturday continued working on strategic planning and the Legislative Committee began its annual task of recommending legislative priorities for the year. The committee, which is comprised of representatives from each of KASB’s ten geographic regions and the state’s five largest school districts, will forward a final product to the KASB Delegate Assembly on Dec. 2 during the association’s annual convention.  Both the board and Legislative Committee heard reports on the recent primary election, an update on the school finance court ruling and the status of legislative interim committees. Later, the board discussed long- and short-term goals [...]

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KASB Conference Call for Presentations now open

KASB is proud to provide the highest quality educational leadership for boards of education in Kansas. The KASB Annual Conference is the association’s flagship event, providing intensive learning and networking experiences that bring together hundreds of Kansas board of education members, school district leaders and content experts.   The 2018 Call for Proposals is now open! KASB is seeking engaging, creative and thoughtful submissions from KASB MEMBERS. What are your success stories? What strategies are working? Mercury 7, Gemini I and Gemini II districts are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal!   Breakout Session Categories for 2018 are Advocacy/Community Engagement, Aligning to the [...]

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