KASB Legislative Committee approves draft of state policy positionsScott Rothschild
KASB’s Legislative Committee has approved a first draft of proposed state legislative policy positions for 2021. KASB members will discuss the positions and provide feedback at Regional Roundtables on September 30, October 7 and October 14. The final document, which will guide KASB advocacy efforts in the 2021 Kansas legislative session, will be approved by the KASB Delegate Assembly in January 2021.
The proposed state policy positions primarily focus on how to support K-12 public schools as they continue to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Positions include supporting safe operations in schools in all learning modes; increasing support for student mental health needs; increasing state funding for special education to the statutory 92 percent of excess costs; support for early childhood programs; and a call for increased access to broadband internet service.