KASB Legislative Committee

Blue Ribbon Task Force on Bullying announced by commissioner

Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson on Tuesday announced the formation of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Bullying. Watson said bullying is one of the main issues he hears from parents and educators as he travels around the state visiting schools. “Everywhere I go, parents want to discuss this. There are no easy answers,” Watson said. Twenty-eight percent of students in grades six through 12 say they experience bullying, he said. Watson said bullying now also follows students home because of social media. The task force will be co-chaired by Rick Ginsberg, dean of the University of Kansas School of Education, and James [...]


Revised Legislative Committee report available

A revised Legislative Committee Final Report to the Delegate Assembly is now available online.  The amended report, which reflects minor, non-substantive corrections, can be found here.  KASB’s Delegate Assembly will vote on the report on Dec. 2 during KASB’s 101st Annual Convention in Overland Park. The approved document will become the KASB Advocacy staff’s policy guideline for its work in Topeka and Washington, D.C.  Proposed amendments to the Legislative Committee Report must be electronically presented to the Committee at least 48 hours prior to the Delegate Assembly. An amendment offered after the deadline requires a two-thirds vote for consideration on the delegate [...]


KASB Legislative Committee sends policies to Delegate Assembly

KASB’s Legislative Committee met Saturday to approve the proposed 2019 resolutions and policies that will guide the organization’s advocacy efforts in Topeka and Washington, D.C. The Delegate Assembly will vote on the policies on Sun. Dec. 2, the final day of KASB’s 101st Annal Convention in Overland Park. Here is a link to the report. The “One Year State Resolutions” and “Priority Federal Issues” represent positions on current or shorter-term issues that may be addressed or resolved in 2019. The state and federal permanent policies reflect KASB’s long-term policy goals and objectives. Proposed changes from last year’s resolutions are shown in [...]