Hot education topics to be discussed at KASB Summer Regional Roundtable meetings that start this week

KASB’s Summer Regional Roundtable meetings begin this week and will provide local education leaders an opportunity to interact with their regional counterparts to discuss hot topics affecting public schools.

The meetings will be held in Stafford and Hiawatha on Tuesday; Colby on Thursday; McPherson and Girard, Tue. Aug. 6; Haysville and Topeka, Wed. Aug. 7 and Olathe, Thur. Aug. 8.

For more information and to register online go to and click on the specific event location that you want to attend. Meetings will start at 5:30 p.m. and last no longer than three hours.

Here is a link to a short video providing further information.

The emphasis of the meetings will be to discuss the challenges and opportunities unique to local school districts while KASB staff will also provide updates on important issues that are likely to dominate state and national politics.

KASB Deputy Executive Director Brian Jordan said the new structure of the meetings is meant to encourage more interaction among board members and other education leaders in a more informal setting, while also providing local advocates the opportunity to discuss issues with KASB staff.

Some of the topics to be discussed include school safety and security; school redesign and superintendent evaluation; the 2020 Census; potential education issues in the post-Gannon world and, of course, important local issues, such as staffing, student mental health, vaping, bullying and more more.

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