Health

 KASB analysis shows how new school funding could be used to improve student success (3/23/2017) 
   As legislators debate a new school finance formula, KASB has provided an analysis of how increased funding could be used to improve student success.
 No health insurance savings next year, but more study requested (3/16/2017) 
   The House Appropriations Committee was told no savings could be achieved by consolidating school district health insurance programs next year.
 Kansas Capitol Connection for March 10, 2017 (3/10/2017) 
   This coming week may be a busy one for school advocates as the Kansas Senate may consider a two percent cut to public schools in the current year.
 Procurement and health care bills halted for now (3/9/2017) 
   House K-12 Budget Committee Chairman Larry Campbell, R-Olathe, announced on Wednesday he would not advance legislation regarding school district procurement contracts and public school employee health insurance this year.
 House K-12 Budget to Discuss Procurement and Insurance Wednesday (3/6/2017) 
   As the House K-12 Budget Committee continues to work through the process of developing a new school funding formula, it will take a slight detour on Wednesday to hear from Kansas Secretary of Administration Sarah Shipman on the Alvarez & Marsal propo
 Kansas Capitol Connection: A weekly summary of education-related developments before the Legislature (2/24/2017) 
   An effort to reverse many of Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts failed in dramatic fashion just before the Legislature took its mid-session break.
 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.
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