Next BOLD session focusing on communications, security, facilities

The KASB BOLD class will work on communications, school security and maintenance and improvements to facilities during a session next week in Lenexa. The Business Operations Leadership Development (BOLD) program focuses on the daily operations and long-range planning to run a school district. The program develops knowledge on building and facilities master planning, technology planning, finance strategies, procurement processes, school security, risk management and human resources. Twenty administrators from across Kansas have been named to KASB’s third class of BOLD school leaders. On Thur. March 12, the group will discuss communication strategies and adaptive challenges of school security and crisis management. On Fri....

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March issue of School Board Review available now

The March issue of School Board Review is full of news about what is happening in education from Washington, D.C. to Topeka and throughout Kansas. Here is a link to the publication and a hard copy should be arriving for school board members and administrators in the mail soon. Federal K-12 issues are previewed with insights from NSBA Executive Director Thomas Gentzel and new polling information about the public’s view of public schools. Meanwhile, KASB Advocacy/Outreach Specialist Leah Fliter provides coverage of KASB attendees recent trip to the NSBA Advocacy Institute in D.C. in which Kansas board members met with Kansas’ congressional...

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KASB BOLD focusing on `Maintaining Quality Public School Facilities’

Education leaders from across Kansas will participate in sessions this week on “Maintaining Quality Public School Facilities” as part of KASB’s BOLD training. The group will meet Thursday and Friday at the McCown Gordon Office Complex in Kansas City. BOLD stands for Business Operations Leadership Development. In its third year, the innovative leadership program focuses on the day-to-day operating and long-range planning needed to run a school district. The program helps develop knowledge on building and facilities master planning, technology planning, finance strategies, procurement processes, school security, risk management and human resources. In this week’s sessions, officials from HTK Architects, Piper Jaffray...

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KASB BOLD meets this week, focusing on risk management, food service

The KASB BOLD class will conduct its second session Thursday and Friday, focusing on school insurance and food service issues. The session, to be held at the Basehor-Linwood USD 458 district office, will include discussions with KASB and industry experts on property casualty and risk management services, health insurance, employer paid benefits and self-operated and outsourced food service. Twenty school administrators from across Kansas have been selected to participate in the Business Operations Leadership Development (BOLD) program. In its third year, the program focuses on the day-to-day operating and long-range planning that is needed to run a school district. It helps administrators...

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KASB BOLD session set for Topeka on Thursday and Friday

The first meeting of this year’s KASB BOLD class will convene this week and cover sessions on school board relationships, building leadership teams and problem solving. The Thursday-Friday meeting will be held at KASB’s headquarters in Topeka and feature talks from KASB executive staff and former KASB presidents Frank Henderson Jr., a member of the Seaman USD 345 board and NSBA board, and Patrick Woods, a member of the Topeka USD 501 board. In its third year, the Business Operations Leadership Development (BOLD) program includes six training sessions developed by KASB leadership staff, KASB business partners and experts from across the...

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October issue of KASB School Board Review is available

Articles on education equity, the effect of social media on our students, the school bond environment, KASB’s upcoming annual conference and more are featured in the October issue of School Board Review, which is available online here. This month’s publication includes the final installment of KASB Associate Executive Director of Advocacy and Communications Mark Tallman’s analysis of equity in student success. KASB Executive Director John Heim writes about how young people today face challenges their parents didn’t — namely that their exploits are recorded forever in the digital world. KASB’s Rob Gilligan, government relations specialist, analyzes opportunities to reinvest in school...

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KASB Leadership Services announces 2019-20 BOLD class

Twenty administrators from across Kansas have been named to KASB’s third class of BOLD school leaders. The Business Operations Leadership Development (BOLD) program focuses on the day-to-day operating and long-range planning that is needed to run a school district. The program helps develop knowledge on building and facilities master planning, technology planning, finance strategies, procurement processes, school security, risk management and human resources. The BOLD program includes six day-long training sessions developed by KASB leadership staff, KASB business partners and experts from across the state. “This is our third year for this innovative leadership program,” said Randy Weseman, KASB assistant executive director/leadership...

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September issue of School Board Review is out; focus on vaping

The September issue of the KASB School Board Review focuses on the alarming increase in the use of e-cigarettes by young Kansans and includes articles covering numerous other education issues. The issue, available here online and in the mail to school leaders, also includes columns by KASB President Shannon Kimball and Executive Director John Heim. In addition, Mark Tallman, KASB’s associate executive director of advocacy and communications, provides further analysis of the achievement gap in the second installment of a three-part series. SBR also includes coverage of KASB’s Board of Directors, Legislative Committee and Workers Compensation Committee; KASB Annual Survey data;...

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Applications sought for 2019-2020 BOLD class

KASB BOLD (Business Operations Leadership Development), a leadership development opportunity for new superintendents (within the first two years in their position) and aspiring superintendents, is seeking applications the 2019-2020 class.  Application deadline is Sept. 13, 2019. The 2019-2020 class will be announced by Sept. 23, 2019, and the first class session is scheduled for Oct. 17 and 18, 2019.  Participants will be selected based on their current role in their district. New superintendents or aspiring superintendents in the early stages of their career will be given first consideration. Gender, ethnicity, district size, and region of the state will also be considered...

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Highlights from 2018-19 KASB BOLD Final Session

[Read Related Story Here] Derby USD 260 hosted the final session for this year’s BOLD (Business Operations Leadership Development) Class on June 13 and 14. The class spent the first afternoon learning from KASB Risk Management Group’s Rod Spangler and Jeremy Woydziak. A panel discussing health insurance benefits included Kati Wolfgang, Wamego USD 320 director of human resources, Russ Miller, Andover USD 385 assistant superintendent for human resources, Matt Morford Newton USD 373 director of business services, and Larry Lyder, Lakin USD 215 superintendent of schools. A second panel joined the group to discuss district risk management profiles with a focus...

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