May issue of School Board Review focuses on end of school, plans for next school year

The May issue of School Board Review covers how the “new normal” was anything but normal this year as students, parents and educators dealt with the statewide school closure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

And the issue jumps into the conversation on what happens next. Will schools re-open in August, and if so, what will they be like?

In her final column as president of KASB, Shannon Kimball calls on local school board members to listen to and follow sound public health advice when tackling the tough issue of planning for school in the fall.

The May issue also includes important information about deadlines for the 2020 election season; an update on the state’s financial problems; federal issues on the horizon and the great news about Winfield USD 465 pre-school educator Tabatha Rosproy being named National Teacher of the Year.

We have also packed in information about the new annual surveys that have been sent to school districts; a feature on how schools are hiring through Zoom; and advice from Dr. Marcia Weseman, KASB Leadership Services and trauma-informed expert, on how to support the emotional well-being of school leaders.

In his “I’m From Kansas” column, KASB Executive Director John Heim writes about how this health crisis will cause schools to change, just as KASB has changed in its way of providing information. For the second month in a row, because of the pandemic, the issue is only available online at this time and can be accessed here.

As always, if you have any suggestions for articles in the SBR, please contact Communications Editor Scott Rothschild at

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