Urgent and Needs Response: School leaders need to share with legislators the impact of increased school funding

As debate continues in the Kansas Legislature over school finance, it is critically important lawmakers hear from school leaders across the state about how new funding is being used by school districts to help students. 

KASB and United School Administrators of Kansas are asking our members to help us answer that question and disseminate that information to legislators who currently are considering SB 44, which would implement the inflation adjustment called for by Gov. Laura Kelly and the Kansas State Board of Education. 

Legislators need to know how your school district is using recent funding increases to raise student achievement, especially for those below grade level or at-risk of dropping out, and how can you help more students prepare for college and career. 

If you have already prepared a report for your board or community, you can send that. If not, just a paragraph, few sentences or bullet points is all we need. You can respond by sending an email to mtallman@kasb.org or gabuie@usakansas.org. We’ll compile them and share with the education committees. But you can also share on Twitter and Facebook, and we’ll share those as well. Please use the hashtag #FundingHelpsStudents. 

Thanks for your help in sharing what Kansas schools are doing for Kansas students. 

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