Pandemic pivoting: September School Board Review covers how districts have shifted

The September issue of School Board Review reports how district leaders spent the summer analyzing data, meeting with the public and working through unprecedented challenges as schools started a new school year during the current COVID-19 health emergency.

KASB President Lori Blake writes about how districts have been forced to pivot time and time again as circumstances change and KASB Executive Director John Heim urges Kansans to allow some grace for education leaders who are dealing with unprecedented change.

The issue also introduces Jason Winbolt, vice president of the Springhill USD 230 school board, as the endorsed candidate for KASB president-elect designee.

KASB Associate Executive Director Mark Tallman writes about the challenges facing schools of improving and about the recently announced retirement of the legendary Dale Dennis.

The September edition also includes more assistance from KASB Chief Data Officer Ted Carter on using COVID-19 information from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment website.

In addition, this month’s SBR includes information from the KASB legal staff on issues related to COVID-19, encourages school leaders to have a plan to vote and  more. We hope this issue of SBR will help school board members as they continue to make the difficult decisions on K-12 operations while receiving input from a wide variety of sources.

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