Newly elected State Board of Education member Jim Porter, District 9, and re-elected Board members Janet Waugh (District 1), John Bacon (District 3), Sally Cauble (District 5) and Ken Willard (District 7) were sworn in during a ceremony Jan. 12 at the Kansas Statehouse. The Oath of Office was administered for elected state officials at that time.
Board reorganization, which occurs every two years, took place at the January meeting. Jim McNiece of District 10 was elected Chairman and Carolyn Wims-Campbell of District 4 was elected Vice Chairman. Results of other elected positions included Legislative Coordinator (Ken Willard) and Assistant Legislative Coordinator (Deena Horst), as well as the Board's Policy Committee of Jim Porter, Kathy Busch and Janet Waugh. A list of committee assignments is provided here. committees
State Board members will co-facilitate upcoming community conversations as part of a statewide tour about education. Parents, educators, members of the business community, school board members, legislators and other interested parties are encouraged to participate in these sessions that will help define the state's strategic plan for Kansas education. See article on KSDE homepage with specific times, dates and locations.
The Kansas State Board of Education has developed a series of informational postcards. Each week during the legislative session a different message will be presented following the theme "Kansas College and Career Ready." Electronic versions are displayed below.
A New Era of Leadership Week 1
Statewide Vision Tour Week 2