The next regular meeting of the State Board of Education is Sept. 16 and 17 in Suite 102 of the Landon State Office Building, 900 SW Jackson, Topeka. The agenda and supporting materials can be found under the Board tab at "Agendas, Meeting Dates and Minutes."
Board members were present to help recognize this year's nominees for the annual Kansas Teacher of the Year award during regional banquets Sept. 6 in Salina and Wichita, and Sept. 7 in Topeka and Overland Park.
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 just prior to the conference. Mr. McNiece has been nominated for president-elect of the association.
Applications are currently being accepted for Kansas Commissioner of Education. The online application can be accessed at www.macnjake.com. The deadline to apply is Oct. 15, 2014. McPherson & Jacobson L.L.C. Executive Recruitment and Development will serve as search consultants and assist the Kansas State Board of Education in identifying and screening candidates.