Kansas Capitol Connection: A weekly summary of education developments before the Legislature (1/20/2017) 
   Kansas legislators this week started work on the budget and taxes and some key votes are expected next week. Meanwhile, the Kansas Supreme Court rejected a challenge to a 2014 law that stripped teachers of some procedural rights.
 Kansas Capitol Connection: A weekly summary of education-related developments before the Legislature (1/13/2017) 
   Gov. Sam Brownback introduced his budget to kick off the 2017 legislative session and while his plan didn’t gain much support, it did show what a mess the state’s finances are in.
 Report on a consolidated K-12 health plan will be released next month (1/12/2017) 
   State auditors announced Thursday it will complete its report on the possibility of establishing a consolidated K-12 health insurance plan early next month. On Wednesday, Gov. Sam Brownback made the consolidation part of his budget plan.
 Senate committee rosters announced (12/22/2016) 
   Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, has announced the makeup of the Senate committees for the 2017 legislative session, which starts Jan. 9. Committee chairs and vice chairs had been announced earlier.
 Senate President Wagle announces new committee chairs (12/15/2016) 
   Several key Senate committees will be led by moderate Republicans as Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, announced new chairs for the 2017 legislative session, which starts in less than one month.
 Former Gov. Carlin, budget experts, others featured at KASB School Finance & Advocacy workshop Wedne (10/14/2016) 
   Former Kansas Gov. John Carlin and state budget and tax experts will be among the featured speakers at the KASB School Finance & Advocacy workshop on Wednesday.
 Flu season is here (9/27/2016) 
   Seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue to May.
 Transgender students need compassion, accommodation, official says at KASB workshop (9/8/2016) 
   Dr. Peg McCarthy, a clinical psychologist and Topeka USD 501 school board member, on Wednesday urged school leaders to show compassion to transgender students and provide accommodations as simple as calling them by the name they prefer.
 Kids Count 2016 report shows troubling trends (6/22/2016) 
   While Kansas data showed improvement in some areas, education, health and family/community trends show persistent areas of concern.
 Committee approves audits looking at consolidating school district health insurance (4/27/2016) 
   State auditors will look into the financial impact of establishing a consolidated health insurance plan for school districts and evaluate the costs and benefits associated with K-12 federal education funding.
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