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KASB Leadership Academy Awards presented to 507 board members, district staff

KASB Leadership Academy 2019 Awards presented to 507 board members, district staff KASB today announced the recipients of the 2019 Leadership Academy Awards. In total, 507 board members, superintendents and staff earned Level I or Level II distinction by participating in workshops, onsite trainings and other board and staff development offered by KASB. “We are […] Read More

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KASB Daily Education Roundup, Thur. Feb. 20

The House K-12 Education Budget Committee on Thursday approved extending the sunset on high density at-risk weighting for five years and started working  a voucher bill that will probably be voted on Monday. K-12 approved HB 2540, which dealt with at-risk funding. The bill was amended to extend the July expiration in current law of the high density at-risk weighting for five more years. Further amendments trimmed back earlier proposed requirements on school districts on at-risk funding. The committee then started working HB 2552. The measure provides that students who score at the lowest level on the state English Language Arts...

Governor’s Education Council hears about needs to help people released from prison

Kansas Corrections Secretary Jeff Zmuda on Thursday said people released from prison can contribute to meeting workforce needs in their communities. “This is an untapped resource that is coming back to the community,” Zmuda said at the Governor’s Education Council meeting at KASB. Zmuda said there are approximately 10,000 people incarcerated in Kansas and about 5,000 return to Kansas communities every year. Meanwhile, there are 56,000 unfilled jobs in Kansas. Getting livable wage employment is one of the best ways to prevent future criminal behavior, returning to prison and substance misuse, he said. Strong partnerships with private industry, pathways to higher education and...

KASB Daily Education Roundup, Wed. Feb. 19

Legislative committees advanced two education bills on Wednesday. The House K-12 Education Budget Committee approved HB 2526, which would change the capital improvement aid formula that ties the equalization schedule to the district with the lowest assessed valuation per pupil. That district is always Fort Leavenworth USD 207, which is on a military base with almost no taxable valuation. Here is a link to KASB’s testimony in support of the measure. The K-12 panel also held a public hearing on HB 2582, which would create the behavioral health intervention weighting as part of the school finance formula. KASB testified as neutral. Meanwhile,...

KASB Daily Education Roundup, Tue. Feb. 18

KASB on Tuesday testified against SB 410, which would require publication of school district bullying policies and reporting on bullying incidents at each school. KASB opposes bullying and supports efforts to address the issue, but feels the state should follow the recent recommendations made by the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Bullying. Here is a link to KASB's testimony before the Senate Education Committee. Advocates for LGBTQ students and KNEA voiced support of the legislation. The Senate committee also held a hearing on SB 384, which would require the Kansas State Department of Education and the Kansas Department for Children...

KASB selects 2020 Leadership for Tomorrow class

The Kansas Association of School Boards is pleased to announce its Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2020.  Participants are nominated and then chosen through an application process that focuses on individual leadership in Kansas public education and participation in activities that promote effective governance and raise student achievement.  “Every member of this year’s class is already a leader in their local district,” said Dr. John Heim, KASB Executive Director. “Through Leadership for Tomorrow they connect with board members and district leaders in other districts, learning from each other and gathering ideas they can take back home. They will also visit classrooms...

KASB Daily Education Roundup, Mon. Feb. 17

KASB opposed a bill before the Senate Education Committee on Monday and will oppose another on Tuesday as committees start moving legislation to the floors of both chambers. SB 353 seeks to “allocate sufficient moneys in a manner reasonably calculated such that all students may achieve the goal” set forth in state statute law, the so-called  “Rose capacities.” KASB supports the concepts of the bill but thinks the legislation makes it appear school officials "are not committed to achieving these capacities simply because we have not reached them." Here is a link to the testimony. The supporter of the bill...

NSBA Weekly Policy Update: Trump’s budget proposal, hearings to start

Congressional Update   President Trump Submits Fiscal Year 2021 Education Budget Request to Congress  The White House released President Trump’s fiscal year 2021 budget request this week, including his proposed budget for the Department of Education. The president asked Congress to cut the Department of Education’s total budget by 8.4% and urged legislators to combine 29 Elementary and Secondary Education Act programs – including Title I – into a single funding stream called the “Elementary and Secondary Education for the Disadvantaged Block Grant”.  Under the president’s proposal, the new block grant would receive $19.4 billion, which represents a $4.8 billion cut to...