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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.


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, 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!

National Association of School Boards Information 

KASB is part of the National School Board Association(NSBA). This venerable association - established in 1940 - empowers state school boards associations and their more than 90,000 local school board members to lead and advocate for public education. NSBA believes education is a civil right, and public education is America’s most vital institution.

KASB has a long history of partnership and involvement in NSBA, including several Kansans in leadership roles throughout NSBA's long history! Currently, Frank Henderson, Jr. serves on the NSBA Board of Directors as a regional director representing NSBA's western region. Frank is a school board member for Seaman USD 345 and a KASB past president.

Take a look at all the ways NSBA and the network of state associations - including KASB - support local board members in their leadership role! 2017 State Association Report

KASB, in partnership with the National School Boards Association, directly connects members to additional national resources through the National Connection program. Access NSBA’s National Connection for the national perspective to help keep you at the forefront of public education. Resources include community discussions, shared resources, tools, research and reports.

Here are just a few of the benefits! 

  • ASBJ (American School Board Journal
  • National Connection Daily
  • Federal Insider Podcast
  • ASBJ Brief
  • CPE (Center for Public Education) Briefing Room
  • Legal Clips
  • News You Can Use
  • Webinars

Many other benefits! Find a complete list at

Find The Leadership Resource Center, Public Engagement Toolkits, discussion boards, a national directory AND MORE through the online portal.

NSBA Staff Contacts

Ann Lee Flynn, Ed.D,
Director, Education Innovation

John Overington
National Connection Ambassador

NSBA BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative

KASB is a partner in the National School Boards Association's BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative. The purchasing process is streamlined for schools, municipalities, and other public entities across the nation. Complimentary Membership for KASB members! Learn more HERE!