Applications sought for 2019-2020 BOLD class

KASB BOLD (Business Operations Leadership Development), a leadership development opportunity for new superintendents (within the first two years in their position) and aspiring superintendents, is seeking applications the 2019-2020 class. 

Application deadline is Sept. 13, 2019. The 2019-2020 class will be announced by Sept. 23, 2019, and the first class session is scheduled for Oct. 17 and 18, 2019. 

Participants will be selected based on their current role in their district. New superintendents or aspiring superintendents in the early stages of their career will be given first consideration. Gender, ethnicity, district size, and region of the state will also be considered to achieve a balance across these criteria. 

Additional information and the application form is available online at 

The program focuses on the facilities and planning side of leading a school district. Those selected for the program are asked to commit to six two-day sessions throughout the 2019-2020 school year. Onsite visits and presentations center around seven key areas: 

  • Building and facilities master planning; 
  • Technology planning; 
  • Finance strategies and planning; 
  • Procurement processes; 
  • School security; 
  • Risk management; and 
  • Human resource management. 

 KASB staff, experts from across the state and KASB partners lead training. Time is also devoted to class discussions and networking. 

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