KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow team will be on the road Thursday and Friday learning about education innovations and operations at McPherson USD 418 and Twin Valley USD 240. Both districts are part of the Kansans Can School Redesign project and Mercury 7 schools. By August, the operations of two schools in each of those district will have been redesigned to fit the State Board of Education’s vision to improve student performance. McPherson school officials will make a presentation on Thursday and Twin Valley officials on Friday. The Leadership for Tomorrow program aims to create greater understanding of the Kansas public education system [...]
TOPEKA – The Kansas Association of School Boards is pleased to announce our Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2018. The 26 participants were chosen through an application process on the basis of individual leadership in public education and participation in activities that promote effective governance and raise student achievement. Through five two-day sessions held around the state, the KASB Leadership for Tomorrow program creates a greater understanding of the Kansas public education system and provides opportunities to develop leadership skills for effective governance and raising student achievement. The program began in 2005, and in the past 13 years 221 school leaders [...]
The deadline to submit nominations for the Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2018 is Friday, Jan. 19. Any past graduate of the program can nominate colleagues. Individuals can self-nominate and current KASB members can also submit a nomination. The form to submit nominations is online at kasb.org/LFT. Once nominated, an application form will be sent to each nominee. Those applications are due Friday, Jan. 26. The program is open to any KASB member district’s school board member or school administrator. Participation is limited. Board members and district-level administration will be given first priority, though building-level leaders are welcome to also apply. Learn more at kasb.org/LFT.
KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow class will travel to Coffeyville and Parsons this week to study various education programs. On Thursday, the class of board members, superintendents and administrators will visit a kindergarten class, campus health clinic and the Dr. Jerry Hamm Early Learning Center in Coffeyville. Then on Friday, Leadership for Tomorrow will look in on career tech education classes in Parsons High School and a dropout prevention program. In March, the class visited Hutchinson and Stafford and learned about school-to-career options there. KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow program is aimed at helping education officials understand key education issues statewide through onsite visits and [...]