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 Financial and McCown Gordon Construction will provide information on making facility improvements, building public support, finding professional help and the construction process. Also helping in the discussion will be Basehor/Linwood USD 458 Superintendent David Howard, Little River-Windom USD 444 Superintendent Brent Garrison and Wellsville USD 289 Superintendent Ryan Bradbury.

Twenty administrators from across Kansas have been named to KASB’s third class of BOLD school leaders.

The 2019-20 BOLD class includes:

  • Craig Bagshaw, assistant superintendent/principal, Chetopa-St. Paul USD 505;
  • John Barnett, superintendent/principal, Rolla USD 217;
  • Ron Barry, superintendent, Halstead-Bentley USD 440;
  • Hollie Becker, assistance superintendent, Lansing USD 469;
  • Traci Becker, superintendent, Stafford USD 349;
  • Quentin Breese, superintendent, Concordia USD 333;
  • John Cannon, principal, Lyons USD 405;
  • Chris Cooper, assistant superintendent, Abilene USD 435;
  • Scott Dial, principal, Shawnee Heights USD 450;
  • Wendy Goodrum, finance director, Wellington USD 353;
  • Adam Hatfield, superintendent, Wellington USD 353;
  • Shane Hecox, finance director, Buhler USD 313;
  • Audrey Herbst, principal, Little River-Windom USD 444;
  • Ted Hessong, superintendent, Fort Scott USD 234;
  • Melissa Kennedy, Buhler Elementary School principal, Buhler USD 313;
  • Leticia Porter, director of elementary education, Bonner Springs USD 204;
  • Lori Ray, superintendent at Parsons USD 502;
  • Tige Stone, principal at Renwick USD 267;
  • Jamie Wetig, superintendent at Ashland USD 220;
  • Josh Woodward, curriculum director, state/federal grants, Perry Lecompton USD 343.

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