KASB’s Daily Education Roundup, Mon. March 18Scott Rothschild
SB 142 includes the funding for the inflation adjustment that has been endorsed by the State Board of Education, Gov. Laura Kelly, KASB and numerous other education groups. It was approved last week on a bi-partisan 32-8 vote in the Senate.
Speaking in support of HB 2395 on Monday were Walt Chappell, former State Board of Education member; Chuck Knapp, who is head of the Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas, and representatives of the Kansas Chamber and Cerner Corp. Kansas Policy Institute testified as neutral, saying it would have supported the bill, but it provided too much school funding.