Special Education

 Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations Approved through April (12/13/2016) 
   Both Kansas Senators Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts voted for the measure, along with Representatives Lynn Jenkins, Kevin Yoder and Mike Pomeo.
 Legislative Post Audit report on K-12 Federal Funds (12/8/2016) 
   After a request by Chair of the House Education Committee, Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, the Legislative Post Audit office delivered its performance audit to the committee on Wednesday.
 Innovative Districts board considers school finance recommendation to governor (11/18/2016) 
   The Kansas Coalition of Innovative School Districts (CISD) met in Salina on Nov. 17.
 State Board of Education to consider accreditation, ESI (5/16/2016) 
   The Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday will discuss a proposed school accreditation system and conduct a public hearing on ESI regulations.
 Legislature approves budget, several other education measures, then adjourns (5/2/2016) 
   The Kansas Legislature early Monday approved a state budget that supporters of the bill said would protect K-12 funding but will require cuts in other areas.
 Legislature moves closer to approving several education-related bills (4/30/2016) 
   The Legislature moved closer to approving several education-related measures as the wrap up session neared its conclusion.
 KASB message on driving student success as Legislature returns (4/27/2016) 
   As the Kansas Legislature returned Wednesday for the 2016 wrap up session, KASB President Don Shimkus released the following message:
 ESI bill approved by House (3/17/2016) 
   HB 2534, which covers Emergency Safety Intervention, passed 120-0 in the House on Final Action Thursday.
 Emergency Safety Intervention Task Force makes legislative report (1/15/2016) 
   The ESI Task Force presented its report to the House Children and Seniors Committee and a joint meeting of the Senate and House Education Committees.
 ESI task force has voted on recommendations (12/14/2015) 
   The 17-member panel was tasked with studying and reviewing ESI and submit a report of its findings and recommendations on or before Jan. 20.
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