Conference

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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KASB Conference evaluations will help 2018 planning

School leaders, please fill out online evaluations of KASB and USA-Kansas programming at the KASB 100th Annual Conference. Your input will help us plan next year’s conference in Overland Park. If you attended the Winter School Law pre-conference session on Friday, Dec. 1, you can find the evaluation form here. The Foundations of Boardsmanship form is here. You can offer input on KSSA Day here. The evaluation form for the full KASB 2017 Annual Conference on Dec. 1,2 and 3, 2017 is online here. Thank you for your assistance as we plan for 2018.  

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KASB resolution calls for funding levels to give all students opportunity to succeed, retain quality teachers

School board members from across Kansas have approved a resolution that calls for an increase in school funding to give all students an opportunity to succeed and retain effective teachers.  The Delegate Assembly of the Kansas Association of School Boards approved the “Reinvest, Redesign, Results” resolution Sunday in a unanimous vote at the association’s annual meeting in Wichita. The resolution is part of KASB’s Legislative Committee Report, which includes KASB’s policies and positions. The resolution states that the Kansas Supreme Court’s recent ruling that the current school finance system is inadequate gives the Legislature an opportunity to work with local school [...]

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Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2017 Graduates

Twenty-five 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 2017 was 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. They were recognized during the KASB Annual Conference in Wichita Dec. 2, 2017. The 2017 KASB Leadership for Tomorrow graduates pictured above include: Front Row L-R Dr. Mike Morrison, Topeka; Bill Rinkenbaugh, Augusta; Angela Handy, De Soto; Tim Winter, Wamego; Scott Wilson, Andover. Second Row L-R James Adams, [...]

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