Legislative Agenda Webinar

September 7, 2012 Webinar: KASB's proposed legislative agenda and action plan for 2013 Session

Invitation to Attend Fall Education Summits

As educational and community leaders, you know how important it is that we work collaboratively to build a strong and robust education system. The investments we make in education - both in human capital and financial resources - will develop the inquisitive minds of today’s students, create agents of innovation, and strengthen the Kansas workforce.

KASB and USA|Kansas are once again collaborating with the Kansas State Department of Education and the Kansas Board of Regents to host the Fall Regional Education Summits. Administrators and board members will be able to engage in sessions about critical issues in Kansas education, including: Common Core standards and accreditation, college and career readiness, budget and finance, and advocacy and public engagement.  KASB, KSSA, and USA|Kansas will also be holding membership meetings in conjunction with the regional summits.

ALL board members and administrators - district and building level leaders - are invited to join us.

John Heim                                      Cheryl L. Semmel

Executive Director, KASB                Executive Director, USA|Kansas


September 26 - Clarion Hotel, Garden City
September 27 - Valley Center High School
October 3 - Southeast Kansas Education Service Center (Greenbush)
October 4 - KASB Office, Topeka
October 10 - Northwest Kansas Education Service Center (Oakley)
October 11 - Concordia Elementary School


Administrator Registration: $65 and includes administrator sessions, lunch and joint sessions.  Administrators may stay for board sessions at no extra charge, however dinner is an additional $15 fee.
Board Member Registration: $65 and includes joint sessions, board sessions and dinner.  Lunch is an additional $15 fee.
[Click here to download a registration form]


  Administrator Sessions

(Board Members please add $15 for lunch)
Joint Sessions

(Included in $65 registration fee.)
Board Sessions

(Administrators please add $15 for dinner)
9 a.m.
USA|Kansas Opening Session
Wrapping Common Core around the ESEA Waiver and Accreditation Model
Brad Neuenswander, KSDE
10:30 Facilitated Work Groups
(Common Core, Accreditation, etc.)
11:45 General Session:
Report from Groups

KASB Registration Begins
(Included in administrator registration fees)

(Board Members please register separately for lunch and add $15)
1 p.m.
  Creating a Vision for Education in Kansas
Diane DeBacker, KSDE
Andy Tompkins, KBOR
John Heim, KASB
Cheryl Semmel, USA|Kansas
1:45   Advocacy and Public Engagement
Cheryl Semmel & Mark Tallman

2:30   Fiscal and Legislative Issues for School Leaders
Dale Dennis, Deputy Commissioner, KSDE
Craig Neuenswander, Finance Director, KSDE
3:30 KSSA Membership Meeting
  KSDE New Model for Accreditation
KSDE Staff
    Common Core for Boards
KSDE Staff
    College and Career Ready
Andy Tompkins, KBOR
& Tom Krebs, KASB
    Improving Instruction through Evaluation
Doug Moeckel
& Brian Jordan, KASB
(Administrators please add $15 for dinner)
  Dinner and
Legislative Update

(Included in board member registration fees)
7:15     Wrap Up & Closing Thoughts