KASB’s BOLD leadership class coming to Topeka this week

The 2018-19 BOLD class of school district administrative leaders will learn about insurance, risk management, employer paid benefits, budgeting and working with school board members during a two-day meeting this week in Topeka. The meeting will take place Thursday and Friday at Topeka USD 501’s Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers and the KASB office. BOLD stands for Business Operations Leadership Development; a project offered by KASB’s Leadership Services. The program focuses on enhancing skills and knowledge around building and facilities master planning, technology planning, finance strategies and planning, procurement processes, school security, risk management and human resources. Six sessions [...]

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Efficient information technology management the focus of BOLD’s November session

The second session for KASB’s Business Operations Leadership Development (BOLD) Class was held Nov. 13 and 14 in Goddard. The first day focused on food service and the second day on technology.   Goddard USD 265 district leaders joined the group to discuss the district’s decision to partner with K12itc, a technology management company based in Kansas City.  Staff turnover and outdated equipment were among the reasons the growing suburban district west of Wichita knew it was time to change its approach to technology management, including the district’s phone system, classroom technology and data security.   Goddard USD 265 operates 12 buildings with an [...]

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KASB BOLD class explores school food service management

Most schools across Kansas run the largest restaurant in town, and that makes the challenges of rising costs, staff shortages and the all important “what’s for lunch” question top priorities for school administrators. KASB’s BOLD class focused part of its two-day session this week on food service management. Aided by KASB Prestigious Partner Opaa! Food Service Management, BOLD class members reviewed requirements of Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, the federal law that funds child nutrition programs and free lunch programs in schools, and how these regulations translate to a local school food service operation.   The Business Operations Leadership Development (BOLD) session was held [...]

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Board relations, technology management focus of first session for 2019 KASB BOLD

The opening session of the 18 newly selected KASB BOLD (Business Operations Leadership Development) class members met Oct. 24 and 25 in Lawrence, focusing on board leadership and technology management.   The first afternoon began with an overview of the seven two-day meetings that will run over the next nine months. A panel of current and former school board members joined the group to share the board’s perspective on working with the district leadership team. The panel included Dayna Miller, KASB past-president and board member in Basehor Linwood USD 458, Rod Stewart, Washington USD 108 board member and past-president of KASB, and former [...]

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Second class of BOLD school leaders starts today

KASB’s second class of BOLD school leaders kicks off today in Lawrence. The Business Operations Leadership Development (BOLD) program focuses on developing knowledge on building and facilities master planning, technology planning, finance strategies, procurement processes, school security, risk management and human resources. After introductions and an overview of the BOLD program, the school administrators Tuesday will hear about the art of board relationships from KASB leadership staff. Then BOLD participants will hear from a panel of present and former school board members that includes Basehor USD 458 board member Dayna Miller, Washington USD 108 board member Rod Stewart and former Lawrence USD [...]

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KASB announces second class to participate in BOLD program

KASB Leadership Services recently announced its second class to participate in the Business Operations Leadership Development (BOLD) program. The program focuses on developing knowledge on building and facilities master planning, technology planning, finance strategies, procurement processes, school security, risk management and human resources. BOLD includes six day-long training sessions that were developed by KASB leadership staff, KASB partners and experts from across the state. Those selected for the 2018-19 class are: Kellen Adams, executive director of fiscal and support services at El Dorado USD 490; Richard Bell, assistant superintendent of personnel and operations at Maize USD 266; Ben Boothe, director of secondary [...]

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If you want to go where the BOLD go, here’s how to apply

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 for the 2018-2019 cohort class. Application deadline is Sept. 14, 2018. The 2018-2019 class will be announced by Sept. 21, 2018, and the first class session is scheduled for Oct. 23 and 24. Participants will be selected based on their current role in their district. Aspiring superintendents or new superintendents (within first couple of years) will be given first consideration. Gender, ethnicity, district size, and region of the state will also be considered to [...]

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SBR: First KASB BOLD class graduates

CLICK HERE to Download as a pdf Twenty school leaders from across Kansas graduated earlier this month from the first KASB BOLD class. BOLD, which stands for Business Operations Leadership Development, was implemented by KASB Leadership Services to help new and aspiring superintendents learn more about building consensus with the school board and local community. The six-session program, which conducted meetings statewide, focused on building and facilities master planning, technology, finance strategies, procurement, security, risk management and human resources. The sessions included discussions with KASB leaders, experts from across the state and KASB partners. Sherry Reeves, assistant superintendent at Basehor-Linwood USD 458, said she [...]

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SBR: BOLD class explores crisis management

The fifth session for the new KASB BOLD program was held in April in Topeka. The group of 20 administrators from across Kansas spent the first afternoon gaining knowledge and skills on crisis management. Discussions included developing plans for communication during and after a crisis event and the need to consider the long-term effects of stress related to crisis events. The group spent the next day working on human resource management, including best practices for opening a position; how to handle the application; vetting and interview procedures; and hiring the best fit for the job. Also included were effective supervision and evaluation [...]

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KASB BOLD leadership program delves into crisis management during two day session

The fifth session for the new KASB BOLD program will be held today and tomorrow at KASB in Topeka. The group of 20 administrators from across Kansas will spend Thursday afternoon gaining knowledge and skills on crisis management. Members will share crisis planning models used in their own districts, then participate in crisis response scenarios such as responding to threats and reducing school violence. Discussions will also include cyber security and handling the aftermath of a crisis. On Friday, participates will study human resource management, including best practices for opening a position; how to handle the application, vetting and interview procedures; and hiring [...]

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