Topeka Public Schools Board of Education members C. Patrick Woods, Janel Johnson, Hal Gardner, Dr. Ned Nusbaum and Superintendent Dr. Julie Ford have been honored by the Kansas Association of School Boards for participation in training programs. The five have received certificates for acquiring at least 25 Leadership Academy points.
The KASB Leadership Academy encourages school board members and superintendents to seek continuing education to help them become better district leaders. KASB sponsors workshops and seminars throughout the year at which school board members and superintendents receive points based on the length and content of each seminar. The points are totaled at the end of the program year. Certificates and pins are presented to board members and superintendents who receive at least 75 points. Certificates only are presented to those who receive at least 25 points. Boards with all seven members receiving 25 or more points also receive recognition.