Awards

2019 Leadership Academy Awards

KASB Leadership Academy 2019 Awards presented to 507 board members, district staff KASB today announced the recipients of the 2019 Leadership Academy Awards. In total, 507 board members, superintendents and staff earned Level I or Level II distinction by participating in workshops, onsite trainings and other board and staff development offered by KASB. “We are pleased to present these awards to those who have earned distinction by attending workshops and training in 2019,” said Dr. John Heim, KASB executive director. “Their commitment to learning more about board governance and improving the effectiveness of their district leadership teams deserves recognition.” School board members...

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Plaques

Award Plaque KASB offers an 8'' x 12'' walnut plaque in the shape of the state of Kansas with an engraved gold brass plate. The engraved plate can be customize with a personalized inscription, including any logo of your choice or the KASB logo. Please note: If sending your logo, send a camera-ready copy of the logo. The plaque is available for purchase to honor retiring school board members or any district personnel. Orders are accepted year-round. See additional information and order form at right. ORDER DETAILS Please contact KASB for details Sheryl Fincham               FAX 785.273.7580 EMAIL: Sfincham@kasb.org ORDER FORM 

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Publications Contest

The Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) in conjunction with the Kansas School Public Relations Association (KanSPRA) conducts a publications and electronic media contest each year. The contest recognizes the top publications produced by Kansas school districts, cooperatives and vocational-technical schools. This recognition program is open only to KASB members. Click HERE to see a list of 2019 Publications Contest Winners!  2018 Winners New this year! Awards will be announced and presented during the KanSPRA Annual Conference, scheduled for Oct. 24 and 25, 2019 in Topeka, Kansas. See https://www.kanspra.org for additional information. 2019 KASB/KanSPRA Publications Contest Guidelines Criteria and Entry Details Categories Enter as many categories as you wish,...

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School Board Recognition

January 2020 School Board Recognition Month! This is a great time to focus on the crucial role an elected board of education plays in our communities and schools. They are extraordinary people who voluntarily tackle the enormous job of governing school districts. Their actions and decisions affect the present and future lives of our children. Plan now to show your school board members you appreciate their dedication and hard work. Use the resources in the boxes at right to begin your planning. And be sure to use the hashtag #thankboe on your posts and tweets so we can share! Gov. Kelly signs proclamation for...

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Patricia E. Baker Scholarship

Patricia E. Baker Scholarship About Pat Baker Patricia E. Baker (1947-2009) served as staff attorney, senior legal counsel and associate executive director/general counsel of the Kansas Association of School Boards for 30 years. She was a champion for public education and a driving force behind the development of the NSBA Council of School Attorneys where she served on the board for 11 years and as chair in 1989-90. She received her J.D. with Dean’s Honors from Washburn University School of Law and served as an adjunct professor of law at Washburn for more than 15 years. Pat’s passion for education law, dedication...

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Koepke Award

John W. Koepke School Boards and Quality Public Education Foundation John W. Koepke retired June 30, 2010, as the executive director of the Kansas Association of School Boards, Topeka, Kansas. He began his 40 year affiliation with the association in 1970 as the publications director, and soon assumed additional duties as part of lobbying and advocacy. In 1979 he was promoted to assistant executive director, then associate executive director in 1982 before his appointment to the role of executive director in August 1983. During his tenure as the chief executive officer for KASB there were vast changes in the role of...

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Awards, Grants, Recognition

KASB Awards and Recognition Programs We believe in saying "THANK YOU" and "JOB WELL DONE!" KASB has a number of award programs to acknowledge all of the hard work of individuals in your organization. Use these opportunities to express appreciation and to inspire others to excel. We are also honored to be joint sponsors - along with the Kansas State Department of Education and Westar Energy - of the STEM Innovative Curriculum Grants!

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Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy Awards More and more, leadership is what “makes all the difference.” KASB believes you deserve formal recognition for the time and talent you devote to your community’s most important responsibility—public schools! The demands on school board membrs and school administrators continue to expand as new federal, state and local responsibilities are added. With budgets tighter and public scrutiny sharper, the stakes are higher - but so are the results accomplished by good board members and administrators. Objectives To make available to school board members and administrators, a comprehensive development program that includes opportunities to learn and develop. Knowledge and skills needed to operate...

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