Key Resources


#Funding Helps Students

The following report has been prepared from school district responses to KASB on how they are using additional funding approved by the Legislature. Yellow highlights indicate responses that are specifically targeted at low-performing, at-risk students, special education, bilingual and vocational programs, student health and safety, and programs to improve graduation and preparation for college and careers. It should be stressed that other funding, such as salary increases, support the educational program for all students, including those with special needs.


KASB Live Materials

2019 Resolutions and Policies

  • Resolutions and Policies adopted by the 2018 Delegate Assembly [pdf]

Commitment to Education

KASB Report: Kansas Public Schools: Commitment to Success - November 2018

National Threat Assessment Center

Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model: An Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence (July 2018)

Gannon - 2018

Kansas Supreme Court - Gannon Decision - June 25, 2018

KASB Analysis of Supreme Court Hearing - 05.22.18


KASB Live Video & Podcasts

KASB Live includes updates on KASB's Facebook Channel. View archived

Tallman Education Report (Blog)

12.12.18: Two years of increased funding restores school district employees
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Previous Blogs

  • 12.04.18 What do we get for $13,000 per student? ----Read More---->
  • 11.28.18 New Revenue Estimates Predict Strengthening Kansas Economy; Support for Additional School Funding ----Read More---->
  • 11.09.18 Thoughts on Kansas K-12 Education after the 2018 Election ----Read More---->
  • 10.30.18 Kansas K-12 funding lags personal spending growth ----Read More---->
  • 10.23.18 How school districts used increased funding 2017-18: for students and teachers, more salaries and benefits, and programs for student success ----Read More---->
  • 10.19.18 Common questions about Kansas Public Schools Answered  ----Read More---->
  • 10.17.18 Path to prosperity: invest in education  ----Read More---->
  • 10.05.18 Key facts about school district cash balances  ----Read More---->
  • 10.01.18 Latest reports show both short-term and long-term gains in Kansas education outcomes; positive impact on Kansas economy  ----Read More---->
  • Updated school finance information: funding increase, inflation adjustments, share of personal income and general state budget  ----Read More---->
  • 09.20.18 Mini-post: question about principals  ----Read More---->
  • 09.18.18 Too many principals in Kansas schools? Not for successful students  ----Read More---->
  • 09.15.18 Kansas schools ALREADY spend less on non-instructional programs  ----Read More---->
  • 09.13.18 Dollars to the Classroom  ----Read More---->
  • 09.07.18 School Administrators Part 3: How the ratio of school management employees to all employees compares to the overall public and private sector in Kansas  ----Read More---->
  • 09.06.18 School Administrators Part 2 – How school district employee and management pay compares to overall public and private organizations in Kansas  ----Read More---->
  • 09.05.18 School Administrators Part 1: How school superintendents compare to the chief executives in the Kansas economy  ----Read More---->

Other Information

KOMA Changes - July 2017

SCHOOL BOARDS NOTE: Legislative changes to KOMA - Effective July 1, 2017

Endrew Supreme Court Decision

KASB Summary of Endrew F Supreme Court Decision A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court could have a significant impact on how school districts develop services for special education students, according to the KASB legal department. (April 2017)


2017

Tallman Education Report

  • 08.22.18 How districts can raise their student postsecondary success. Part 3 of 3  ----Read More---->
  • 08.21.18 Updated Postsecondary Progress Report shows improvement. Part 2 of 3 ----Read More---->
  • 08.19.18 New school year brings hopeful signs, but big challenges remain for Kansas students. Part 1 of 3 ----Read More---->
  • 08.12.18 Kansas school funding trailed nation and region since Great Recession ----Read More---->
  • 08.06.18 Kansas teacher salaries fell behind nation, region since 2010 ----Read More---->
  • 08.01.18: What WalletHub rankings say about Kansas school quality and funding ----Read More---->
  • 07.30.18: Report ranks Kansas high on education performance and college funding; lower on equity, state economy and finances ----Read More---->
  • 07.24.18: State Board proposal would adjust Legislature's school funding for inflation ----Read More---->
  • 07.20.18: State aid for school district bond projects: How it works, why it matters a href="https://tallmankasb.blogspot.com/2018/07/state-aid-for-school-district-bond.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">----Read More---->
  • 07.18.18: School districts increase staff to help students, improve outcomes----Read More---->
  • 07.12.18: What Kansas education cost studies found and how they have been used by the courts----Read More---->
  • 06.30.18: $250,000 per classroom: How is it spent? What is the return?----Read More---->
  • 06.28.18: Supreme Court: Legislative solution can restore suitable school funding if it keeps up with inflation----Read More---->
  • 06.26.18: How the Supreme Court answered questions about Kansas school finance----Read More---->
  • 06.04.18: Tracking the two-year increase in state aid to school districts ----Read More---->
  • 05.24.18: Key Issues for the Kansas Supreme Court in the Gannon school finance case ----Read More---->
  • 05.18.18:Grading the Legislature on Education ----Read More---->
  • 05.02.18: Kansas v Florida: Student achievement, funding and economic success ----Read More---->
  • 03.26.18: What we learned from the new Kansas school finance study, and what it confirms that we already knew ----Read More---->
  • 02.21.18: Trends in School District Cash Balances ----Read More---->
    Download "Trends in School District Cash Balances" as a pdf here.
  • 02.09.18: Legislature underfunded school finance laws by $867 million since 2009 ----Read More----> 
  • 02.02.18: Key points on the state transportation aid controversy ----Read More---->
  • 01.30.18: JAG-K program shows improving graduation rates both costs and pays ----Read More---->
  • 01.24.18: Restoring Additional School Funding for Students and Teachers: School District Survey Results ----Read More---->
  • 01.04.18: K-12 aid is not taking a larger share of the Kansas state budget ----Read More---->

School Finance: What it means to Kansas

Education Cost Studies-Earlier Documents

Gannon