Advanced Advocacy Training Institute will meet in MaizeScott Rothschild
KASB’s new Advanced Advocacy Training Institute will conduct its second session Thursday in Maize.
The meeting will include deep dives into bond elections, understanding local school finance efforts, working with advocates and the media.
The Advanced Advocacy Training Institute represents KASB’s newest initiative to develop a network of education advocates throughout Kansas who have a full understanding of issues on the local, state and federal levels.
The objectives of AATI are to establish a network of support for public education; explore initiatives to increase student success; improve advocacy effectiveness and expand the diversity of advocates to participate in legislative and community outreach.
Those selected in August for the first year of AATI are:
Becky Billigmeier – School Board Member – Turner-Kansas City USD 202
Dr. John Burke – Superintendent – Haysville USD 261
Paige Crum – School Board Member – Haysville USD 261
Terrell Davis – Executive Director Public Affairs – Wichita USD 259
Andy Ewing – Executive Director, Keystone Learning/NEKESC
Travis Githens – Principal – Chase County 284
Karl McNorton – School Board Member – Seaman USD 345
Susan Reusser – Community Advocate – Andover USD 385
Greg Tice – School Board Member – Renwick USD 267
Norm Wilks – School Board Member – El Dorado USD 490