Kansas school moon shot

NEIGHBORS: The State Board of Education met this week. What an exciting time for education in Kansas! Details follow. MERCURY 7 PROJECT  “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” President John F. Kennedy, 1962   Using the inspiration of the moon shot…

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School issues update

NEIGHBORS: It’s been a busy month for me with State Board activities. I enjoyed visiting the Jeff West and Wabaunsee district school boards. Also had a good discussion with the Santa Fe Trail administrators. Everyone is working hard to help students succeed and trying new ideas that work. Here is an update on recent State Board of Ed activities. SCHOOL…

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All about schools

NEIGHBORS: Good news on the school funding bill. Details below. I also wanted to share some good news stories from Kansas public schools. Hope you find them interesting! SCHOOLS STAY OPEN The Kansas Supreme Court extended the July 1 deadline for closing schools, and that’s good!  The Court said the new school funding law could stay in place until it…

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Budget to the Governor

NEIGHBORS: The Legislature wrapped up its business on the 113th day of the session. The last item of business – the 2018-19 budget – is on its way to the Governor’s desk. Details below. 2018-19 Budget info House and Senate conferees agreed to a budget of $6.38 billion from our state general fund for fiscal year 2018. (FYI, $6.3 billion…

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