KASB Daily Education Roundup, Mon. Jan. 13

Legislators arrived, they gaveled in and then most of them returned to their Statehouse offices to continue getting organized as the 2020 session started Monday.

Committees already are ramping up, including Senate Education, which has scheduled two days of briefings on “Kansas schools by the numbers.” Mark Tallman, KASB associate executive director for advocacy, will be one of those speaking with the committee Tuesday. Here is a link to the committee’s agenda.

Also on Tuesday, the State Board of Education will convene its monthly meeting. Here is a story that provides a look at the board’s agenda.

On Wednesday, Gov. Laura Kelly will deliver her State of the State address. The Advocacy in Action Conference, sponsored by KASB and USA-Kansas, starts Wednesday with presentations from Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Secretary of State Scott Schwab and will include an evening reception for legislators and State of the State watch party.

On Thursday, the Advocacy in Action conference will include sessions with education and budget experts, including an analysis of  Kelly’s budget proposal, which will be released earlier Thursday. To register for the Advocacy conference, go here 

For more information on the first day of the session and what is ahead for the week, go to this short video on KASB’s Facebook page.

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