Kaw Area Tech Merges With Washburn University

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A new educational institute will take over management of Kaw Area Technical School

The transition was signified today with the passing of a ceremonial key. Management shifts from the Topeka USD 501 board of education to Washburn University effective Tuesday.

Washburn President Jerry Farley said the new management will enhance access and availability of education in the community.

Washburn will continue all vocational education curricula in place at the technical school

KATS will continue as the managing partner based on existing vocational education agreements with the 17 area school districts.