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A) KASB is a non-profit service organization with a strong belief in Kansas public schools. Since 1917, we have prioritized the needs of school districts, providing support, expertise, and resources to help every Kansas student succeed. Our mission is to improve educational outcomes by partnering with board members, superintendents, and district staff, offering a range of services, and fostering a culture of collaboration to ensure transparency and accountability. We strive to be a trusted voice in Kansas education, advocating for the interests of public schools and the students they serve and promoting honest and ethical decision-making in our work.
A) Why should your district become a KASB member? Here are a few reasons:
Overall, becoming a member of KASB offers districts a comprehensive support system, advocacy platform, and opportunities for growth and collaboration. It strengthens their ability to provide quality education and meet the evolving needs of Kansas students.
A) All KASB testimony is publicly available and published here: https://www.kasb.org/advocacytopics.
A) The KASB Advocacy staff analyzes issues and develops consensus positions that reflect the broad KASB membership. Here's the link to more information on the Legislative Committee: https://www.kasb.org/legislativecommittee.
A) Our testimony is determined by the legislative positions adopted each year by our members. Our State and Federal positions are published on our website here.
A) The KASB legal staff provides legal trainings on a wide range of topics in a variety of settings. From in depth seminars and practicums to staff in-services and customized group trainings, both in person and virtually, we can meet your legal training needs wherever you are. Staying current and compliant on legal matters is vital to good governance. You can find more information on legal trainings here.
A) As a legal team supporting public schools and community and technical colleges in Kansas, we specialize in all things education law, including employment issues, student discipline, negotiations, and other legal matters impacting schools. For more detailed information regarding available legal support, please visit the Legal Services page.
A) As part of LAF dues, a KASB attorney is available by phone for questions and consultation with LAF members on the second Monday of the month from 5 pm – 10 pm. If your board needs assistance on a different day or time, don't hesitate to contact one of the KASB attorneys to determine availability.
A) School board members, as well as other staff selected by the district (superintendent, clerk, principals, etc.) of KASB member districts who have also joined the KASB’s Legal Assistance Fund. You can find more information on the Legal Assistance Fund (LAF) here.
A) Visit the KBS | Kansas Board Solutions' website for more information at https://www.thekbsway.com/benefits.
A) Contact KBS | Kansas Board Solutions for more information at https://www.thekbsway.com/contact.
A) Season Pass is a membership program offered by the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB). For an annual fee of $1,750, Season Pass provides year-long access to a variety of events and online content, including workshops, seminars, and online courses. Members can involve multiple board and leadership team members, enjoy simplified registration and billing processes, and access exclusive KASB+ content. It's a cost-effective way for school board members and staff to enhance professional development and gain valuable resources throughout the year. Download more information here.
A) KASB+ is our online content center which provides members a one-stop shop to take online courses, access helpful resources, explore data and trends, and learn more about KASB services. Whereas the Member Portal allows members to register and pay for courses and events, complete and verify annual survey data, maintain district user and account information, and sign-up for subscriptions and purchase products, such as award plaques.
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A) The KASB Member Portal serves as a centralized platform that offers various functionalities to our members. Through the portal, members have the convenience of registering for events and courses, accessing district data, updating relevant information, purchasing products, and signing up for membership and services such as KASB Connect. The Member Portal streamlines these processes, providing a seamless and efficient experience for our valued members to engage with KASB's offerings and enhance their educational endeavors.
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