Five Kansas State Board of Education members took part in a ceremonial swearing-in Tuesday, Jan. 12, via Zoom.
TOPEKA — Thirty-two first-year educators from Kansas are being recognized for their outstanding teaching skills through the 2021 Kansas Horizon Award program.
Gov. Laura Kelly signed a proclamation declaring January 2021 as Mentoring Month in Kansas to coincide with National Mentoring Month.
The next regular Kansas State Board of Education meeting will be conducted virtually Jan. 12 and 13, 2021.
Every two years, the State Board reorganizes to elect new leadership and to consider committee assignments. This will occur at the January meeting, along with swearing in of newly elected and re-elected Board members: Melanie Haas, Dist. 2; Ann Mah, Dist. 4; Deena Horst, Dist. 6; Betty Arnold, Dist. 8; Jim McNiece, Dist. 10. During monthly meetings, the State Board of Education provides an opportunity for citizens to share views about topics of interest or issues currently being considered by the State Board. Written comments may be emailed to Board Secretary Peggy Hill at email@example.com by Jan. 8.
The agenda and meeting materials are viewable at: https://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=4X5Xnekg2-k%3d&portalid=0 The meeting will be livestreamed for the public.
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