In November, the State Board will conduct its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 12 and Thursday, Nov. 13. The altered schedule is due to the Veteran's Day holiday on the 11th.
Board members will be helping recognize the 2015 Kansas Teacher of the Year finalists at the annual KTOY Awards Banquet Nov. 22 in Wichita. The Kansas Teacher of the Year will be announced at this event.
The annual conference of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) was Oct. 16-18 in Colorado. Two Kansas State Board of Education members serve on the NASBE Board of Directors -- Ken Willard is treasurer and Jim McNiece is president-elect. Other Kansas Board members in attendance at the conference were Deena Horst and John Bacon, as well as Board secretary Peggy Hill. This year's conference theme was "Leaders Learning from Leaders."