November School Board Review focuses on upcoming annual KASB Convention

During such a roller-coaster year, school board members need some time to reflect and recharge with fellow board members from across the state. That’s what the 2020 KASB Convention aims for and that’s what the November issue of School Board Review is all about.

The issue provides details about the virtual convention, which which will be held from Dec. 2-4.

Named “Creating Communities,” the annual convention will move the usual breakout sessions, Delegate Assembly meetings, keynote speakers and more to an online platform. But in order to avoid zoom fatigue, many features will be pre-recorded so that you can participate when you want.

The November SBR also provides analysis of the recent election and what the results will mean for Kansas educators, an update on initiatives from the new Member Engagement team and a review of how schools have responded to the unprecedented challenges of the past year.

The edition also includes encouragement from KASB President Lori Blake to attend the convention and a plea from Executive Director John Heim to turn down the heat in the political arena. KASB Chief Data Officer Ted Carter provides research on the response from board members to online workshops and KASB’s legal team offers advice on numerous issues affecting school boards.

In addition, we have included some good news for board members about how schools traditionally poll well in Kansas and how school boards, despite months of sometimes contentious decisions, are generally well-liked.

We hope you enjoy this month’s SBR and if you have any comments or suggestions, please contact Communications Editor Scott Rothschild at srothschild@kasb.org.

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