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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New tax rates and school funding plan

NEIGHBORS: A new school funding bill is on the Governor’s desk and a tax bill is law. See details below. SCHOOL FUNDING BILL TO THE GOVERNOR SB 19 creates a new school funding formula. It passed the House 67-55 and the Senate 23-17.  It is on the Governor’s desk for his consideration. He can sign it, veto it, or let…

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