KASB Statement on Kansas Supreme Court’s Gannon decisionScott Rothschild
Today is an historic day in Kansas public school education history.
Today’s decision by the Kansas Supreme Court to uphold SB 16 will provide funding certainty for our public schools while also helping ensure the state’s multiyear commitment becomes reality.
KASB applauds Gov. Laura Kelly, legislators, the State Board of Education and education advocates who have supported Kansas schools throughout this litigation and school districts that fought tirelessly for the level of K-12 commitment required by the Kansas Constitution.
Kansas schools already are redesigning their operations to focus on early education, social-emotional growth, careers and civic engagement and Kansas academic standards are among the most rigorous in the nation.
The additional funding will provide new resources for quality staff, equity in achievement, health and safety, and improving readiness for postsecondary education and career skills.
KASB pledges the support of local school boards to drive student success and make Kansas a leader in public education.