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For the safety of all involved, this event is being postponed to a later date to be determined. 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the KASA office at (800) 928-5272.

Keynote Sessions



Thursday 8:15 a.m.

John Borkowski, J.D., Partner with Husch Blackwell Law Office

Coming from a family of teachers, John knows that educators are dedicated to serving students and society. His lifelong passion for education underlies the insightful counsel he provides to colleges, universities and school districts. John has a deep grasp of the practical, legal and policy issues facing educators. He helps school leaders navigate the complexities of federal and state constitutions, statutes and regulations. His experience covers a wide range of civil rights and educational funding issues, including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act, voting rights, affirmative action and diversity.


Thursday 2:40 p.m.

Need to Know Law

An update on recent court cases and other school law developments from around the country Presenters: Justin Bathon, Ph.D., J.D., University of Kentucky; Wayne Young, J.D., KASA 

Friday 8:00 a.m.

Troy Hutchings, Ed.D., Research Chair for Education at the University of Phoenix

Dr. Troy Hutchings researches, writes, speaks, and develops materials on a national level in the areas of teacher sexual misconduct with students, educator decision-making, and the professional continuum-of-responsibility associated with a framework for an ethical and legal teaching practice. Dr. Hutchings is an expert witness in the field of teacher misconduct, actively collaborates with state, provincial, and federal agencies on policy initiatives, and develops university curricula on educator ethics and law.



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Pension Reform: What We  Know Now (Keynote)

Long awaited action on pension reform may or may not be complete at the time of thus conference session. However, TRS deputy executive secretary Beau Barnes will deliver with clarity and accuracy the very latest information available pending or recently and enacted public pension legislation.
Presented by Robert J. “Beau” Barnes, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Teachers’ Retirement System

Pension Reform: What We  Know Now (Keynote)

Long awaited action on pension reform may or may not be complete at the time of thus conference session. However, TRS deputy executive secretary Beau Barnes will deliver with clarity and accuracy the very latest information available pending or recently and enacted public pension legislation.
Presented by Robert J. “Beau” Barnes, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Teachers’ Retirement System

Pension Reform: What We  Know Now (Keynote)

Long awaited action on pension reform may or may not be complete at the time of thus conference session. However, TRS deputy executive secretary Beau Barnes will deliver with clarity and accuracy the very latest information available pending or recently and enacted public pension legislation.
Presented by Robert J. “Beau” Barnes, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Teachers’ Retirement System