BOLD session focusing on school construction projects

KASB’s district leadership program continues Thursday and Friday with a BOLD session on financing and building school construction projects.  

BOLD stands for the Business Operations Leadership Development program, which 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 training sessions that were developed by KASB leadership staff, KASB partners and experts from across the state. 

This week’s session will be hosted by Basehor-Linwood USD 478. 

From noon to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, BOLD participants will attend sessions on preparing for a bond, how projects are financed, hiring an architect and construction manager and other aspects of bond proposals. 

From 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, BOLD participations will focus on what happens after a bond issue is approved, including the construction process, role of the superintendent, site management issues and other activities. 

Presenters include Mark Franzen and Elizabeth Johnson of HTK Architects; Dustin Avey and Clayton Kelly II of Piper Jaffray; Darin Headrick of McGown Gordon Construction and Basehor-Linwood Superintendent David Howard.  

In November, BOLD members gathered in Goddard to hear presentations focusing on food service and technology. In October, BOLD participants met in Lawrence learning about board relationships.  

The members of the current BOLD class are: Kellen Adams, executive director of fiscal and support services at El Dorado USD 490; Susan Beesen, superintendent at Centre USD 397; Richard Bell, assistant superintendent of personnel and operations at Maize USD 266; Ben Boothe, director of secondary education at Gardner Edgerton USD 231; Justin Burche , assistant superintendent/ interim high school principal at Osawatomie USD 367; Juanita Erickson, superintendent at Neodesha USD 461; Vince Evans, assistant superintendent of student support services at Wichita USD 259; Jim Goracke, superintendent at Sterling USD 376; Angela Holloway Payne, superintendent of Stafford USD 349; Michael Janzen, assistant superintendent at Circle USD 375 ; Troy Langdon, principal at Fort Larned USD 495; Jake Potter, director of public relations at Leavenworth USD 453; Deanna Scherer, principal at Effingham USD 377; Shelly Swayne, superintendent at Russell County USD 407; Bryce Wachs, superintendent at Fort Larned USD 495; Matt Ward, assistant superintendent at Augusta USD 402; Cathi Wilson, superintendent/ principal at Oxford USD 358; and Donna Zerr, principal at Augusta USD 402. 

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