KASB News

 KASB Webinar at 12:30 p.m. today on new revenue estimate (4/21/2017) 
   KASB will conduct a webinar at 12:30 p.m. today on the state revenue picture.
 State Board to hold special Saturday meeting on federal issues (4/20/2017) 
   The State Board of Education will meet with U.S. Senator Jerry Moran at 9 a.m. on Saturday to discuss federal education issues.
 Revenue estimate webinar tomorrow (4/20/2017) 
   After a one-week break, the KASB webinar schedule resumes with a presentation this Friday, April 21, on the state revenue picture for FY 2018.
 Trauma workshop offers strategies (4/19/2017) 
   Dr. Marcia Weseman on Tuesday presented “Trauma Smart: The Journey to Become a Trauma-Informed School Community,” to a capacity audience of school social workers, teachers, superintendents and other school leaders at KASB.
 Coalition of Innovative School Districts updates State Board of Education (4/19/2017) 
   The Kansas State Board of Education received its bi-annual report from the Coalition of Innovative School Districts during its regular April meeting Tuesday in Topeka.
 KASB Members invited to next wEDnesDAY Ed Day May 3rd (4/18/2017) 
   After a three-week spring break, the legislature will be back to work on Monday, May 1st and KASB wants to extend an invitation to our members to participate in the next wEDnesDAY Ed Day event on Wednesday, May 3rd.
 Tom Brady and the false expectation of test scores (4/18/2017) 
   KASB Executive Director John Heim's most recent blog uses the NFL Draft as an analogy to explain why the State Board of Education is right to ask us to judge kids on their accomplishments rather than their test scores.
 State Board of Education to consider specialized certificates (4/17/2017) 
   The State Board of Education is scheduled to vote on whether to renew specialized certificates for 15 instructors to teach for Kansas City USD 500.
 Trauma workshop set for Tuesday (4/14/2017) 
   KASB will host a workshop Tuesday to help educators understand the needs of students who have experienced trauma.
 KASB now accepting breakout session proposals for 2017 Annual Conference (4/14/2017) 
   KASB is proud to provide the highest quality educational leadership for boards of education in Kansas.
 Innovative Districts hear from KSHSAA (4/13/2017) 
   The Coalition of Innovative Districts on Thursday discussed with the Kansas High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) the impact of alternative credit-granting on students’ eligibility for high school activities.
 Coalition of Innovative Districts to meet (4/12/2017) 
   The Coalition of Innovative School Districts will meet Thursday in Topeka to continue its efforts to define and brand its work.
 In Your School Board Review: President’s Message — In school finance, our children need us to be the (4/11/2017) 
   The Kansas Supreme Court’s decision in the Gannon school finance case reaffirmed what most of us always knew — the block grant funding system was a school finance method that failed to respond to the needs of our Kansas public schools and students.
 High school students can apply for Kansas Future Teacher Academy (4/11/2017) 
   Kansas high school students interested in exploring careers that either are in education or begin with degrees in education have until April 24 to apply for the Kansas Future Teacher Academy at Emporia State University.
 KASB: Good start on school funding; now finish the job (4/10/2017) 
   The KASB board of directors believes the school finance plan developed by a bi-partisan group of the House K-12 Education Budget Committee represents a good start on school funding.
 April issue of School Board Review is out (4/10/2017) 
   In the April issue of School Board Review, KASB reflects on its 100 years of service by “understanding our past, imagining our future.”
 KASB legislative webinar on Friday (4/6/2017) 
   KASB will conduct a legislative webinar at 12:30 p.m. Friday to review what has and hasn’t happened as the Legislature takes a three-week break.
 Special: KSDE posts documents on House committee school finance plan (4/6/2017) 
   The Kansas State Department of Education has released on its website a description of House Bill 2410 as tentatively recommended by the House K-12 Education Budget Committee, with a spreadsheet showing the impact for individual districts next year.
 KASB first adjournment webinar (4/5/2017) 
   KASB will conduct a legislative webinar at 12:30 p.m. Friday to review what has and hasn’t happened as the Legislature takes a three-week break.
 Senate committee advances flat tax (4/4/2017) 
   The Senate Assessments and Taxation Committee voted Tuesday to endorse a major income tax increase, but one that likely falls short of funding the budget approved by the Senate or allowing significant additional funding for school finance.
 K-12 committee to hold school finance bill (4/4/2017) 
   House K-12 Education Budget Committee Chairman Larry Campbell, R-Olathe, told KASB today his committee will meet Wednesday on House Bill 2410, the school finance bill, but will not advance it before the April legislative break.
 KPERS discussions continue (4/4/2017) 
   The House and Senate conference committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance met briefly Tuesday to consider the respective chambers’ positions on KPERs-related bills.
 Statewide school levy renewal approved (4/4/2017) 
   The Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee on Tuesday endorsed Senate Bill 146, which extends the statewide 20 mill levy for two years, but also added a provision to block future abatement of the levy for economic development projects.
 March revenue totals fall below estimates (4/3/2017) 
   After four months of slight improvement in state revenue, the state saw a decline for the month of March.
 Two expected school finance developments temporarily on hold (4/3/2017) 
   The House K-12 Education Budget Committee cancelled its meeting after reaching general consensus last week on a new school finance proposal.
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