April issue of School Board Review focuses on upcoming school board elections, safety drill

This year is an election year for school board members and the April issue of School Board Review includes a four-page, pull-out section dedicated to people who want to run for their local board.

The section includes information on what school board members do, why the positions are so important for the success of Kansas students and how to file to run for office.

Also in the April issue is a special report on a recent crisis drill conducted by Auburn-Washburn USD 437. We hope the story, which illustrates the collaboration between school and emergency responders, helps districts that are contemplating similar drills.

In our President’s Perspective, KASB President C. Patrick Woods, Topeka USD 501, shares a story about how our educators every day tend to the emotional side of our students. And KASB Associate Executive Director Mark Tallman writes about how the state’s “Kansans Can” mission focuses on producing happy, fulfilled and productive students.

In KASB leadership training programs, school leaders learned about the ins and outs of bond issues while meeting at Basehor-Linwood USD 458 and how two Gemini school districts — Beloit USD 273 and North Ottawa County USD 239 — are redesigning their operations for the better.

The issue also includes legal information from KASB Legal Services, communications tips and how to interpret the results of a commonly used survey based on the Likert scale.

The April issue is available online at this link and will arrive in mailboxes statewide soon. If you have any suggestions for SBR, please email them to Communications Editor Scott Rothschild at srothschild@kasb.org.

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