2018 was an important year in Kansas education news, as the orbit around the sun featured a change in governors, a general election that produced another new governor, more developments in school finance legislation and litigation and an increased focus on school and student safety. Review what happened on the education front in Kansas during a special KASB Live at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Here is the link to participate. KASB staff will discuss the big education issues of the year and preview what is to come in just a few short weeks as the Kansas Legislature convenes Jan. 14.
KASB Live will broadcast at 12:30 p.m. today to review a new state audit on special education in Kansas and discuss other education issues. To join the conversation and view the KASB Live broadcast, please go to this link. Heidi Zimmerman, principal auditor with the Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit, will join KASB staff to discuss the audit, which was released Thursday. The audit said the Legislature has underfunded Kansas school districts for special education and also noted that school districts are having difficulty hiring staff because of a lack of availability. Here is a link to the audit.
KASB Live will broadcast at 12:30 p.m. Friday to review a new state audit on special education in Kansas and discuss other education issues. Heidi Zimmerman, principal auditor with the Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit, will join KASB staff to discuss the audit, which is to be released Thursday. To join the conversation and view the KASB Live broadcast, please go to this link. The K-12 Special Education Audit was authorized by the Legislative Post Audit committee to go over how much does special education cost, have the distributions of funds been in accordance with state law and how other states...
A special KASB Live at 12:30 p.m. today will feature Kansas Legislative Research Department Principal Economist Chris Courtwright to discuss the new state revenue estimate. Here is the link for the KASB Live webinar. On Friday, the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group increased the state revenue estimate by $306 million for the current fiscal year, as Gov.-elect Laura Kelly and legislators prepare for the 2019 Legislative Session. The 4.4 percent increase could make it easier to approve a court-ordered inflation adjustment for public schools without the need of a tax increase.
With the close of the 2018 general election season, Kansas school leaders are turning their sights toward the 2019 legislative session. A new Governor — Democrat Laura Kelly, who ran on a pledge to be “the education governor” — will have to reach across the aisle to work with a Republican-controlled Legislature whose leaders have not always been friendly to public education. Furthermore, the House of Representatives will welcome 30 new members, roughly one fourth of that body. So what should school board members and other advocates do to prepare for a session that will feature not only a legislative...
Now that the election is over, find out what the results mean for public schools by watching KASB Live at 12:30 p.m. today. Here is a link to the broadcast. KASB’s Mark Tallman, associate executive director for advocacy, will lead a discussion on the results of the governor’s race, legislative and congressional contests, State Board of Education match ups and other decisions.
Today is the last day to cast your vote in the 2018 Election and tomorrow you can watch KASB Live to find out what the election results mean for Kansas education. Here is a link to help locate your polling place and here is a link to the 12:30 p.m. Wednesday broadcast of KASB Live. KASB’s Mark Tallman, associate executive director for advocacy, will lead a discussion on the results of the governor’s race, legislative and congressional contests, State Board of Education match ups and other decisions.
After the voting and speeches end, you will want to know what Tuesday’s election results mean for Kansas education. So, tune in to KASB Live at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. KASB’s Mark Tallman, associate executive director for advocacy, will lead a discussion on the results of the governor’s race, legislative contests and other decisions and how that will affect Kansas public schools in the upcoming legislative session and beyond. Here is the link to the interactive webinar.
In a new KASB Live segment, Alan Conroy, executive director of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, provides an update on the improving fiscal health of the pension plan that serves employees for schools and state and local governments. Here is a link to the video and here is a link to the podcast.
School leaders who want to better inform their communities about how education dollars are used to improve student success should watch and participate in a special live webinar at 12:30 p.m. Monday by KASB and United School Administrators of Kansas. Here is a link to KASB Live. In response to questions and appeals to provide simple and accurate information on school funding, Mark Tallman, KASB Associate Executive Director for Advocacy, and G.A. Buie, executive director of USA-Kansas, will discuss easy-to-understand ways to present school district budget information. Tallman and Buie hope the webinar will help school leaders improve communications with their constituents...