KASB’s LFT class headed to Manhattan to study school safety, careers for students

KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow class will be focusing on student safety and connecting students with career opportunities during its meeting this week in Manhattan USD 383. 

School leaders from across Kansas are participating in the 2019 leadership program, which focuses on developing leadership skills and increasing the understanding of key education issues to raise student achievement. 

On Thursday, the group will observe a violence drill at Roosevelt Elementary and then participate in a “Leadership through Crisis” session led by KASB’s Gary Sechrist, leadership services field specialist. 

On Friday, the class will work on crisis communication and media training, led by KASB’s Carol Pitts, assistant executive director marketing and public relations, and Leah Fliter, advocacy/outreach specialist. 

Later, Manhattan USD 383 and the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce will offer a presentation on the Classroom to Career Partnership. The session will be led by Kristin Brighton, former chamber president and founder of Classroom to Career, and co-chairs of the group — Jayme Minton, of Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community and Kiley Moody, of Kansas State University. 

LFT will have future sessions in Lakin and Garden City in September and then Wichita in December, including class graduation during the KASB Annual Conference on Dec. 7.   

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