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About Us


The Kansas Association of School Boards has served students and educational leaders for over a century. From our beginnings as a small organization serving the earliest iterations of public education to our current state as one of the most trusted partners for public education leaders in Kansas, KASB has always remained focused on one goal – to help our members lead, serve, and advocate in pursuit of student success. 

 

Today, the association is proud to serve every community in the state. We strive to improve educational outcomes and build on the state’s long history of strong public schools by working with board members, superintendents, board clerks, and other district staff that help educated over 400,000 students every year. 

KASB members are unified school district boards, community college boards of trustees, area vocational-technical college boards and boards of cooperatives, interlocals and regional service centers. Vendors, exhibitors and other service providers can also become members. Currently the association represents 285 school districts and 42 interlocals, cooperatives, service centers, community colleges and technical colleges.

Your KASB membership gives you an indispensable partner and access to proven solutions to your unique challenges and opportunities. We are your support, your champion and your advocate.

Lead | Serve | Advocate

KASB is a not-for-profit organization located in Topeka, Kansas, and dedicated to serving members of governing boards for unified school districts, community colleges, area vocational-technical schools and cooperatives, interlocals and regional service centers.

KASB will...
  • Support a culture of collaboration and service.
  • Be a voice of public education.
  • Provide leadership for student success.

KASB is governed by a Board of Directors composed of school board members from throughout Kansas. The Board meets five times each year, with day-to-day operations of the association assigned to the staff.

Services supported by dues include those of general interest to the entire membership, including advocacy, lobbying, research, communications and association publications and and information on special topics. KASB charges a separate fee for services that members use selectively, such as the annual convention, seminars, workshops and special interest publications and training materials.

Contact Austin Harris, Assistant Executive Director of Member Engagement, for more information. 

View our constitution. 

Full Membership

Boards of education of unified school districts and the boards of trustees of community junior colleges and the boards of control of area vocational schools paying dues to KASB are entitled to full membership privileges. These privileges are extended to superintendents, presidents, clerks and designated administrative personnel of the member organizations.

Emeritus Member

As a former member of a board of education or board of trustees of a KASB member, you are eligible for an Emeritus Membership.  Emeritus members are entitled to all the privileges of membership (except the right to vote and hold elective office). You'll also be eligible to take advantage of the KASB services you've come to rely on for up-to-date education news and the many ways you can make a difference!

Our Services
Executive Director
Board of Directors
Legislative Committee
Member Portal
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