KASB BOLD class will be in Topeka this week to learn about deferred maintenance, human resources and more

KASB’s BOLD class this week will explore the nuts and bolts of deferred maintenance of school facilities and human resources, working with school boards and leading through change. 

The two-day session will take place on Thursday at Topeka USD 501’s Center for Advance Learning and Careers and on Friday at KASB headquarters.  

BOLD, which stands for Business Operations Leadership Development, 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.  

The six BOLD sessions held around the state are led by KASB leadership staff and experts from across Kansas. 

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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