Assistant superintendent completes leadership class
David Howard, assistant superintendent of the Basehor-Linwood School District, recently completed his participation in the 2008-2009 class of the Leadership for Tomorrow program, sponsored by the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB).
KASB’s emphasis for this program has been to identify exemplary school superintendents and board of education members from across Kansas, inform them of key education issues and provide avenues through which participants better understand how issues affect the state and other districts, and, foster future legislative advocacy. Involvement in this program will hopefully encourage participants to seek other leadership roles at the state and national levels, said KASB Executive Director, John Koepke.
The topics for the five class sessions included legal issues, advocacy issues, local and state budget issues, special education, student achievement, community engagement, technology, rural and urban issues, English as a second language, media, poverty, safety, communication, state and national trends, health issues, post secondary education opportunities and ethics.
The five class sessions took place across Kansas in May, July, September, December and February.
The Kansas Association of School Boards serves as the common voice of local school boards. Membership is voluntary, with 100 percent of school districts belonging this year. KASB is governed by a board of directors that develops policy and long range plans, sets goals, approves the budget and oversees association staff. An annual delegate assembly determines policy positions and elects the president-elect for the association.