Nominating Committee endorses two

The Kansas Association of School Boards Nominating Committee is charged with the task of presenting to the Delegate Assembly each year one or more qualified candidates for the office of President-Elect Designee of the Association.  The committee met on Saturday, September 7, 2013 and interviewed two candidates and unanimously endorsed the candidacies of Daren Reese, Arkansas City USD 470 and Don Shimkus, Oxford USD 358.  A Voters Guide, which serves as the KASB Nominating Committee Report, will be distributed at the KASB Fall Regional Meetings.  It will also be mailed prior to Convention, along with other Delegate Assembly materials, to all board presidents, superintendents, and voting delegates. 

The election for KASB President-Elect Designee is on Sunday, December 8, 2013, during the annual KASB Delegate Assembly, in Wichita.

KASB Nominating Procedures

The KASB president appoints a nominating committee in late summer of each year. The committee is comprised of one representative from each of the KASB 15 regions and typically meets in Topeka and is charged with the responsibility of interviewing and reporting one or more nominees to the delegate assembly, held in conjunction with the annual convention, for the election of the president-elect. Further information and applications forms are made available online.

The selection of KASB's leadership is one of the most important responsibilities of association membership. School board members are asked to consider serving as a KASB officer. Contact KASB Administrative Assistant Kathy Tallman, 800-432-2471, for additional information.
Daren Reese - President-Elect Designee Candidate
Don Shimkus, President-Elect Designee Candidate

Members of the 2013 KASB Nominating Committee are

Region 1

Doug Lockwood, Turner USD 202

Region 2

Jim Gartner, Auburn-Washburn USD 437

Region 3

David Stricklin, Cherokee USD 247

Region 4

Leah Fliter, Manhattan-Ogden USD 383

Region 5

Duane Phillips, Nickerson USD 309

Region 6

Susan Walston, Haysville USD 261

Region 7

Donna Ward, Republic County USD 109

Region 8

Rodney Roush, Stafford USD 348, Chair

Region 9

Carol Keith, Graham County USD 281

Region 10

Ryan Ausmus, Dodge City USD 443

Region 11

Sue Matson, Blue Valley USD 229

Region 12

Craig Denny, Shawnee Mission USD 512

Region 13

Christal Watson, Kansas City USD 500

Region 14

Betty Arnold, Wichita USD 259; and

Region 15

Amy Martin, Olathe USD 233.