A BOLD new project from KASB’s Leadership Services!

Twenty aspiring superintendents and beginning superintendents (within the first two years of role as a superintendent of schools) will be selected to participate in KASB’s new Business Operations Leadership Development. Other administrators may apply, though first consideration will be given to those in district-level leadership positions.

  • Building and facilities master planning;
  • Technology planning;
  • Finance strategies and planning;
  • Procurement processes;
  • School security;
  • Risk management; and
  • Human resource management.

Participants come together for six sessions at locations around the state. KASB staff, experts from across the state and KASB partners will lead training at each of the day long events.

Develop the knowledge and leadership skills you need to build consensus with the board and community for plans and decisions.

Class of 2018 Session Dates

12:00 p.m. Tuesday, 10/24/17 to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, 10/25/18
Blue Valley and De Soto school districts

12:00 p.m. Wednesday, 11/15/17 to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, 11/16/17
Overland Park Area (Location TBA)

12:00 p.m. Thursday, 2/8/18 to 1:00 p.m. Friday, 2/9/18
Spring Hill USD 230

12:00 p.m. Thursday, 3/8/18 to  1:00 p.m. Friday, 3/9/18
Central Ks Area (Location TBA)

12:00 p.m. Thursday, 4/26/18 to 1:00 p.m. Friday, 4/27/18
Topeka/ Lawrence Area (Location TBA)

SESSION 6 12:00 p.m. Thursday, 6/14/18 to 7:30 p.m.
Topeka KASB

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Application and Selection Timeline

August 15, 2017
Application Window Opens

September 15, 2017
Deadline to Submit Applications

September 22, 2017
Announcement of BOLD Class of 2018

Selection Process

Participants must complete an application process and submit it to KASB by the application deadline.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will outline how the BOLD program can be beneficial to their professional growth and their district’s improvement efforts.

Participants will be selected based on current role. Aspiring superintendents or a new superintendents (within first couple of years) will be given first consideration. Additional consideration will be given to gender, ethnicity, district size, and region as cadre is formed to achieve a balance across these criteria.

Tuition and Costs

A tuition of $750 will be assessed for each applicant accepted. The $750 tuition covers, all meals and materials throughout the six sessions. Participants will be responsible for their own lodging and travel cost.

Expectation of Participants

This program is designed to develop leadership and expertise in the operational aspects of public school districts. Attendance and active participation are required to successfully complete the program. Participants may need to reimburse KASB for expenses of sessions missed if they do not attend all six sessions.