Frequently Asked Questions

Who runs USA?

USA is governed by a Board of Directors selected by the member associations.

How do I get involved?

There are seven standing committees that plan services. Member association presidents appoint representatives to USA committees, so talk to the president of your group.

How do I join?

Return the membership form to USA. The membership year is July 1 through June 30. To be a USA member, you must also belong to one of the nine member associations.

Can students join?

Yes, find more information on becoming a member.

Does USA affect other memberships?

No. Each member association retains its full identity and autonomy.

How many administrators does USA represent?

You become part of a powerful coalition of about 2,000 school administrator members in nine professional associations.

What services does USA offer?

USA members consistently point to three major benefits: Lobbying, professional development and communications.

USA members receive many useful publications: the USA newsletter, a digest of current educational literature; notices of professional development programs, including convention; USA Legislative Position Statements; the USA website; and the annual USA School Administrators Directory.

You can take advantage of cutting-edge training for school administrators – more than 40 days each year of professional development, plus the three-day USA convention. USA also offers special academies for aspiring superintendents and principals.

USA advances your career. In addition to networking with colleagues, you receive notice of all Kansas job vacancies.

Need help assessing your school? Use USA’s diagnostic assessment to help measure school effectiveness.

What are the 9 member associations?

United School Administrators of Kansas (USA) is a statewide “umbrella” organization composed of these nine school administrator associations:

  • Kansas Association of Elementary School Principals (KAESP)
  • Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators (KAMSA)
  • Kansas Association of School Business Officials (KASBO)
  • Kansas Association of School Administrators (KASA), comprised of superintendents and assistant superintendents.
  • Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals (KASSP)
  • Kansas Association of Special Education Administrators (KASEA)
  • Kansas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (KASCD)
  • Kansas Council of Career and Technical Education Administration (KCCTEA)
  • Kansas School Public Relations Association (KanSPRA)

How do I contact USA?

United School Administrators of Kansas
515 S. Kansas Ave., Suite 201
Topeka KS 66603
Phone: 785.232.6566
FAX: 785.232.9776
Email: [email protected]