Conference

KASB Countdown to Conference: 1970s saw refinement of changes

In the run up to the 100th annual KASB Conference, Dec. 1-3 in Wichita, KASB will overview highlights of education history.  Following a decade of great change in the 1960s, the 1970s saw further refinement of those changes in Kansas education and KASB.  In 1970, Kansas recorded its highest number of public school students — 548,231 — and KASB remodeled its building to add an IBM System 3 computer, which was initially used to disseminate school board policies.  The following year, the school retirement system merged into the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System.   In 1972, KASB became incorporated and Dr. Robert Haderlein...

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KASB Countdown to Conference: Modern education began in the ’60s

In the run up to the 100th annual KASB Conference, Dec. 1-3 in Wichita, KASB will overview highlights of education history. Much of what public education in Kansas is today, got its start in the 1960s.  Major changes on the national and state level and in KASB occurred during that decade and continue to shape our public schools.  During the 1960s, consolidation hit Kansas like a tsunami, federal court decisions upended the status quo and educational TV and computerization ushered in the modern age of information sharing.   In 1960, Kansas had 2,000 school districts and KASB existed on a budget of $7,500 with only...

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KASB Annual Conference: Watson, Beaudreau to speak on needed changes to education

Of the two keynote speakers at KASB’s 100th annual conference, one is familiar to Kansas educators while one probably isn’t. But both of them speak a similar language when it comes to education — change is needed.  Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson and acclaimed speaker Matt Beaudreau, from the Center for Generational Kinetics, will address the KASB conference in Wichita on Saturday, Dec. 2. More details about the conference, which runs from Dec. 1-Dec.3, and links to registration can be found here.  Beaudreau is an educator, entrepreneur and corporate trainer who challenges education officials to get uncomfortable and learn from their...

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KASB’s Annual Conference room block, registration opens Monday

Outstanding speakers, three rounds of breakout sessions and the ever-popular vendor exhibits and trade show are just a few of the highlights planned for the 2017 KASB Annual Conference Dec. 1, 2 and 3 in Wichita. This year's annual conference has a unique twist: the celebration of KASB's 100th year of service! The room block and conference registration opens at 8 a.m. Mon. Oct. 2. Find more information online at www.kasb.org/kasbcon.   KASB member organization receives one free full registration to the conference, making it easier to bring your team and get the most out of this opportunity. Pre-conference sessions start Fri. Dec....

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2017 Westar Energy STEM Innovative Curriculum Grant Awards Announced

Westar Energy, in cooperation with the Kansas Association of School Boards and the Kansas State Department of Education, announces recipients of the third annual Westar Energy STEM Innovative Curriculum grants. Each project receives a $3,000 grant from Westar Energy 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 is of particular interest in the grant program. Westar Energy’s Jerl Banning, senior vice-president, operations support and administration, said the project is exactly on track to meet the...

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Lawrence’s Kimball nominated as candidate for KASB president-elect designee

Shannon Kimball, a member of the Lawrence USD 497 school board, has been endorsed by the KASB Nominating Committee as a candidate for president-elect designee for KASB.  The Nominating Committee met Saturday to interview Kimball. The committee presents to the KASB Delegate Assembly one or more qualified candidates for the office each year. A voter’s guide, which serves as the KASB Nominating Committee Report, will be distributed at the KASB Fall Regional Meetings and will be available online. It will also be mailed prior to the annual conference along with other delegate assembly materials to all board presidents, superintendents and...

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KASB Nominating Committee to meet Saturday

The KASB Nominating Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday to nominate a school board member to serve as president-elect designee of KASB.  The position will be up for election at the annual KASB Convention in Wichita Dec. 1-3.  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 deadline to apply for the position was Aug. 30.  The only candidate to have applied is Shannon Kimball, a school board member with Lawrence USD 497.    

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KASB 100-day countdown celebrating 100 years of service

From the one-room schools of yesteryear to the state-of-state art facilities of today, Kansas public school education has a proud history of commitment and progress. For 100 years, KASB has been part of that tradition, helping school boards and policymakers serve students. Read our daily news briefs and monitor KASB social media as we share our history in a countdown to our annual conference that starts Dec. 1 in Wichita. Information and additional history will be posted on kasb.org/kasb100years. Please join the celebration by emailing us historic photos of Kansas public schools that we will post on our Facebook page. Send...

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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 accepting breakout session proposals for Conference

Submit Your Session Proposal Here 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. We invite you to share your expertise and experience to help create these opportunities for our annual conference attendees. The 50-minute presentations will be given on Saturday, December 2. Deadline for submitting a proposal is July 14, 2017. We expect available slots to fill up early, so please submit your proposal...

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