Advocacy

Bill Status Summary

       Education Bill Status Summary  as of January 16, 2020    Updated:  7:30 a.m. DD    Blue Text is an active link. Click on it to go to the bill, committee or KASB   Testimony. Asterisk (*) means bill is exempt from deadlines      Signed by Governor:   To Governor:   In Conference Committee:    On Senate Final Action:  On Senate General Orders:   On Consent Calendar:    In Senate Committees:  Senate Education  Senate Select Education Finance   Senate Select Federal Tax Code Implementation   Senate Way and Means   Senate Commerce   Senate Ethics, Elections and Local Government  Senate Public Health and Welfare  Senate Assessment and Taxation   Senate Federal and State Affairs  Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance  Senate Judiciary   Senate Transportation    On House Final Action:   On House consent calendar:  On House General Orders:   In House Committees:  House Education   House K-12 Education...

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AATI Program and Selection

Advanced Advocacy Training Institute The inaugural class of our newest leadership development program was announced in August 2019. The KASB Advanced Advocacy Training Institute is a deep-dive, limited-group program focused on public education advocacy. As the most recent School Finance debate in the Supreme Court winds down, advocacy in support of publiceducation becomes more critical than ever. The focus now shifts to keeping the long-term financial commitments in place and ensuring that we communicate effectively the progress that continues to be made in the Kansas public education system to improve the success of each student. Advocacy for education doesn’t just happen at the Statehouse in Topeka.  It...

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KASB AATI

Advanced Advocacy Training Institute This is the first year for KASB's newest leadership development opportunity! Participants were selected in August 2019 and will attend sessions throughout the 2019-2020 school year. Objectives Establish a network of education advocates throughout Kansas who have a full understanding of issues on the local, state and federal levels. Connect education advocates to establish networking and support opportunities and to share ideas and approaches to advocacy. Explore education advocacy initiatives and analyze successes and failures in achieving goals and objectives to improve education in Kansas Improve effectiveness of individual and organization advocacy activities. Expand diversity of education advocates and support efforts to participate in the...

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Funding Helps Students

                    FUNDING HELPS STUDENTS The following report has been prepared from school district responses on how they are using additional funding approved by the Legislature. Blue highlights indicate responses that are specifically targeted at low-performing, at-risk students, special education, bilingual and vocational programs, student health and safety, and programs to improve graduation and preparation for college and careers. It should be stressed that other funding, such as salary increases, support the educational program for all students, including those with special needs. USD # USD Name Response 101 Erie-Galesburg Used all of our additional funding for teacher salaries...

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Federal Topics

Federal Education Resources  2020 (updated 07.31.2020) KASB comments opposing Equitable Services Rule (7.30.2020, pdf) Education Groups HEALS Act letter to Senate leadership (7.30.2020, pdf) KASB letter supporting KSDE school meal program waiver requests (7.29.2020, docx) Chalkbeat.org analysis of stimulus bills (7.28.2020) AASA Side-by-side comparison of HEROES, CCERA AND HEALS stimulus bills (7.28.2020, xlxs) EMAIL AND PHONE CONTACT INFORMATION KANSAS CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION (7.22.2020, PDF) SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS KANSAS CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION (7.22.2020, pdf) Map of Kansas Congressional Districts (4.23.20, png) NSBA Homework Gap Advocacy Toolkit (7.20.2020, pdf) June 2020 Closing the K-12  Digital Divide in the Age of Distance Learning (Common Sense Media, pdf) Kimball letter to Congress on DeVos guidance (6.20.2020, pdf) June...

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Weekly Capitol Calendar

WEEKLY CAPITOL CALENDAR (Updated January 14, 2019, 7:30 a.m., DD) This calendar will be updated in italics as changes occur. Blue text is an active link. Red indicates Preliminary Staff Assignments (Subject to change).  January 14 – May 17, 2019 Monday, January 14 10:30 a.m. - S. Ways and Means, 548-S No meeting scheduled Tuesday, January 15 9:00 a.m. - H. Appropriations, 112-N No meeting scheduled 10:30 a.m. - S. Ways and Means, 548-S Committee Introductions and Committee Rules. Legislative Research Fiscal Staff and Office of the Revisor’s Staff Introductions. Briefing by Staff on: State General Fund Profile 1:30 p.m. - S. Education, 144-S Introductions of Committee members and staff. Possible bill introductions: Overview...

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