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Kansas Board of Education to host focus groups

5/18/2014

Special to The Hays Daily News

TOPEKA -- The Kansas State Board of Education will host focus groups across the state to gather constituent input as the search for Kansas' new Commissioner of Education gets underway. Former Education Commissioner Diane DeBacker submitted her resignation in April to accept a position as the Advisor to the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council.

In the preliminary phase of the search process, a series of focus groups will be conducted in several State Board Districts to gather constituent feedback as what they believe is the most critical educational issues in Kansas, and the experiences and skills they feel are essential for this leadership position.

In northwest Kansas, a focus group meeting will be at 7 p.m. June 4 at Colby High School auditorium, 1890 S. Franklin.