Advocacy update today for local board members: End of session, Kelly veto, call for special session to be discussed

A lot has happened in Topeka recently and KASB’s Mark Tallman and Leah Fliter today will provide details to education leaders and what that might mean for public education in Kansas.

The discussion will be held as part of KASB’s “Lunch and Learns” series, via Zoom from noon to 12:45 p.m. today (Wed. May 27).

The event is open to all KASB member boards of education and district leaders. There is no registration fee, however, pre-registration is required to receive access to the online sessions. To register, go to this link. Once registered, participants will receive a registration confirmation email from that will include the zoom link for that week’s meeting.

Tallman, associate executive director advocacy and communications, and Fliter, advocacy/outreach specialist, will review the Legislature’s actions on education issues, the coronavirus pandemic, and the budget, which is facing drastic revenue shortfalls, and Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of the pandemic bill, call for a special session and reopening of Kansas. In addition, Gary Sechrist, KASB leadership services field specialist, and Sam Blasi, KASB attorney, will also provide information and answer questions.

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