The next regular meeting of the Kansas State Board of Education will be a one-day meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 14, beginning at 10 a.m. in Suite 102 of the Landon State Office Building. Agenda
The annual conference of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is Oct. 16-18 in Colorado. Kansas State Board of Education members Ken Willard and Jim McNiece serve on the NASBE Board of Directors, which will meet the day before the conference. Mr. McNiece has been nominated for president-elect of the association.
Applications will be accepted until Oct. 15, 2014 for Kansas Commissioner of Education. The online application can be accessed at www.macnjake.com. The executive search firm McPherson & Jacobson L.L.C. is assisting the Kansas State Board of Education in identifying and screening candidates.
The 2014-16 National PTA School of Excellence Award recipients from Kansas were honored at the September State Board of Education meeting. Representatives from the following schools and Parent Teacher Associations were special guests at the meeting to receive their awards:
From the Shawnee Mission School District -- Comanche Elementary and Comanche Elementary PTA, Shawnee Mission East High School and Shawnee Mission East High PTA, Shawnee Mission North High School and Shawnee Mission North High PTA, Shawnee Mission South High School and Shawnee Mission South High School PTSA.
From the Kansas City Kansas School District -- Frances Willard Elementary and FWE PTSA
From the Turner School District -- Oak Grove Elementary and Oak Grove Elementary PTA