Health

 KASB webinar today on school funding, taxes, health insurance (2/10/2017) 
   KASB will conduct a webinar at 12:30 p.m. today to review legislative action on proposals to cut school funding, increase taxes and consolidate school district health plans.
 KASB Webinar on Friday (2/9/2017) 
   KASB will conduct a webinar this week to review legislative action on proposals to cut school funding, increase taxes and consolidate school district health plans. The webinar will occur at 12:30 p.m. Friday.
 Report cites savings, cost shifts to employees in K-12 health insurance consolidation proposal (2/8/2017) 
   Consolidating K-12 plans would reduce coverage for most districts in the sample and increase employees’ share of premiums, the report said.
 Report to be released Wednesday on consolidating school district health plans (2/7/2017) 
   House Bill 2142 has been introduced and it would require school districts to participate in high deductible health savings account plan.
 Kansas Capital Connection –A weekly summary of education-related developments before the Legislature (2/3/2017) 
   There has been much discussion during the legislative session on spending and taxes to fix the budget mess. It appears now those discussions will lead to votes in the coming week that could affect schools.
 Kansas Capital Connection: A weekly summary of education-related developments before the Legislature (1/27/2017) 
   Over the past week, several bills affecting public schools were considered, more were introduced and legislators continued working on the state’s budget mess.
 Kansas Capitol Connection: A weekly summary of education developments before the Legislature (1/20/2017) 
   Kansas legislators this week started work on the budget and taxes and some key votes are expected next week. Meanwhile, the Kansas Supreme Court rejected a challenge to a 2014 law that stripped teachers of some procedural rights.
 Kansas Capitol Connection: A weekly summary of education-related developments before the Legislature (1/13/2017) 
   Gov. Sam Brownback introduced his budget to kick off the 2017 legislative session and while his plan didn’t gain much support, it did show what a mess the state’s finances are in.
 Report on a consolidated K-12 health plan will be released next month (1/12/2017) 
   State auditors announced Thursday it will complete its report on the possibility of establishing a consolidated K-12 health insurance plan early next month. On Wednesday, Gov. Sam Brownback made the consolidation part of his budget plan.
 Senate committee rosters announced (12/22/2016) 
   Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, has announced the makeup of the Senate committees for the 2017 legislative session, which starts Jan. 9. Committee chairs and vice chairs had been announced earlier.
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