Products, Partners and Support


KASB gives members access to a wide range of products and services to save time and money - with a focus on maximizing efficiency and trimming operating costs.

Customize Benefits and Insurance

American Fidelity Assurance Company provides services and benefits customized to meet the unique needs of public education employees and employers. Their unique position as a leader in this market gives our members a high standard of service, a strong variety of voluntary insurance benefits for employees to choose from and a state-of-the-art no-cost Section 125 plan services and record keeping for flexible spending plan services. American Fidelity Assurance is a great source for KASB members looking for healthcare reform compliance information and other supplemental insurance benefits. KASB and American Fidelity have partnered in the design of benefits available only to KASB members. The new statewide Group Life program and new KASB Vision Plan are invaluable additions to your current benefit offerings.
 









Facilities Financing

Piper Jaffray & Co., based in Leawood, Kansas, delivers innovative financing solutions for school districts as they evaluate new facilities or refinancing of outstanding bond issues. The company provides municipal bond underwriting and financial advisory services to clients in the public sector, including school districts and higher education. 











Technology Support

k12itc delivers customized services for K-12 school districts, no matter the size. Based in Kansas City, k12itc has developed a model that leverages a special mix of cloud computing and on-site support, enabling districts to achieve better technology support at a lower cost.  







Food Management System

Established in 1978, Opaa! is a family-owned business that works with school districts to deliver a quality, cost effective, food management system. From menu planning, labor management and computerized nutritional analysis to inventory forecasting, Opaa! provides a much needed solution for school systems experiencing a need for food management expertise. Opaa! works with local districts to tailor a child nutrition program that meets local needs, then incorporates locally grown farm-fresh fruits and vegetables. They combine high quality foods with proven purchasing production strategies to deliver superior meals and service.  

Read about how Iola USD 257 is finding success with Opaa!








Work Comp Insurance

KASB's Workers Compensation Fund, Inc. continues to support Kansas education by providing competitively priced workers compensation insurance coverage to save school district dollars. A fundamental guiding principle of the Pool is the assurance to school officials that local taxpayers will not have to bear the cost of unnecessarily assuming risk even when the marketplace changes dramatically, as it has over the last several years. 






 




Natural Gas Purchasing

KASB's KJUMP (Kansas Joint Utility Management Program) is a natural gas purchasing cooperative sponsored by the Kansas Association of School Boards. It is not a supplier of natural gas but “pools” the natural gas needs of its members to realize savings in energy costs.



 



NSBA National Connection

KASB is proud to offer National Connection as a partnership with the National Association of School Boards. This provides nationally developed tools and resources for school boards. These resources help keep your school board on the leading edge for public education. There are several advantages to becoming a part of National Connection, including discounts and access to other resources! Click HERE to learn more!









eGovernane

KASB recommends implementing paperless meeting solutions and has identified BoardDocs as the preferred provider. BoardDocs serves more than 1,000 organizations nationwide, including 37 here in Kansas. Read more about one Kansas district's success with BoardDocs! BoardDocs’ paperless agenda services offer governing bodies turn-key electronic solutions for processing virtually any type of governance document, including agenda items, supporting documents, policies, procedures and more. BoardDocs’ services alleviate the enormous task of assembling, printing, distributing and revising board packets, reducing staff time, improving board effectiveness and increasing transparency - all the while having a positive effect on the environment.












Student Accident Insurance

KASB's endorsed Student Accident Insurance is administered by Myers-Stevens and Toohey Company,  Inc. and underwritten by BCS Insurance Company. This program gives KASB members access to a voluntary parent purchase student accident/health program, and, most importantly, district purchased mandatory coverage and mandatory catastrophic coverage. It provides low deductible coverage for students, and fills the gap before the Kansas State High School Activities Association mandatory coverage begins. Additional catastrophic coverage is available above the KSHSAA maximum.












Property/Casualty Insurance

Wright Specialty Insurance is KASB's endorsed Property/Casualty Insurance Program. This program is a fully insured plan for all lines of coverage required by schools with the exception of Workers Compensation, which is provided by KASB's Work Comp pool as an affiliated program of the association. Wright Specialty Insurance delivers the broadest range of P&C coverage available, making it easy and efficient for K-12 schools, community colleges and special education entities to purchase coverage they need from one convenient source.