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Lawrence school board president elected to Kansas Association of School Boards post

In this file photo from Tuesday, April 5, 2011, Shannon Kimball chats with crowd members on election night at the Douglas County Courthouse.

In this file photo from Tuesday, April 5, 2011, Shannon Kimball chats with crowd members on election night at the Douglas County Courthouse.

December 13, 2017


When Lawrence school board president Shannon Kimball steps down from the presidency next summer, she will take on responsibilities as the president-elect of the Kansas Association of School Boards.

Shannon Kimball

Shannon Kimball

Kimball was unanimously elected KASB president-elect Dec. 3 at the association’s annual meeting in Wichita. According to the association’s website, she was the only candidate to apply for the position this year and received the recommendation of the KASB nominating committee.

Kimball said she would become KASB president-elect on July 1, 2018. That will start a three-year leadership track, which will have her serve as KASB president for a year starting July 1, 2019, and as past-president the following year.

The three-member KASB membership team works with the association’s executive director to develop and advance its policies and goals, Kimball said. The past president heads the KASB Legislative Committee, which develops and recommends the association’s annual legislative agenda, she said.

“There’s a lot of advocacy and educational work you get to be involved in,” she said. “I’ve always had a great deal of respect for what KASB does for local school boards and school board members. The KASB really provides professional development for school board members. I see this as a great opportunity to share with other board members across the state the great things we are doing in Lawrence.”

Kimball said she learned at the weekend convention that she was not the first member of the Lawrence school board to serve as KASB president. Lloyd H. Houston was president from 1942 to 1947, she said.


Deb Geldart 6 months ago

What will be done to take care of the "EBSCO P*rn" problem in Lawrence schools? This is a major issue which is gaining national attention. The ttainted "EBSCO" school databases are pushed at kids through the public schools and llbraries. Many people are still learning about the horrors of the EBSCO databases (sold to tens of thousands of schools across the US) but awareness is growing and there are a number of news stories for parents to read (google "EBSCO Porn" for information). The K-12 database are pushed at kids for "research" and "homework" but they are full of porn and advertisemetns for the sex industry (Academic Search, Explora, Mas Ultra, Masterfile, Consumer Health, etc). The ads are coming from some of EBSCO's big publishing clients, like Hearst and Conde Nast - infamous for Cosmopolitan, Men"s Health, Esquire, Lesbian News, and others, including Teen Vogue (recent scandal with the "How to Have Anal Sex" scandal). These so called "scholastic" databases are FULL of obscene articles, erotic stories, full color ads for sex products, glamorization of "porn stars" and even live links to hard core porn sites. Even the "academic journals" are streaming titles like "Spanking Natasha..." which has live links to Russian bondage sites. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation named EBSCO to the 2017 Dirty Dozen list for facilitating the sexual exploitation of children. EBSCO must be canceled! Our leaders must step up!

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