A BOLD new project from KASB's Leadership Services!

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

Twenty aspiring superintendents and beginning superintendents (within the first two years of role as a superintendent of schools) were selected in September 2017 to participate in KASB's new Business Operations Leadership Development.

The program focuses on enhancing skills and knowledge around the following topics.

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

Six sessions at locations around the state were developed by KASB leadership staff. KASB staff, experts from across the state and KASB partners lead the training at each of the day long events.

Randy Weseman, KASB assistant executive director/leadership services, presents a report to the KASB Board of Directors in March 2018 about KASB BOLD.

Class of 2017-2018 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
    12:00 p.m. Thursday, 4/26/18 to 1:00 p.m. Friday, 4/27/18
    Topeka, Resources https://kasb.org/AprilBOLD
  • SESSION 6 12:00 p.m. Thursday, 6/14/18 to 7:30 p.m.
    Topeka KASB

Application and Selection Timeline

The application window for the 2018-2019 class will open in August 2018. Please check back to learn more and watch for additional information in KASB publications.

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.

Inaugural Class 2017-2018

Class 2017-2018
Graduation Day!
Class 2017-2018
Session Pictures

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