Advanced Advocacy Training Institute will meet in Maize

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  

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