KASB News

 KASB releases latest enrollment projections (2/20/2017) 
   KASB has posted its 2017 Enrollment Projection Report to the KASB Research website (www.kasbresearch.org).
 Senate Ed at risk (2/16/2017) 
   The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday held an informational hearing on at-risk funding in Kansas and how student numbers are determined.
 K-12 committee hears school finance plan (2/16/2017) 
   The House K-12 Budget Committee, which has been tasked with developing a new funding formula/plan for public schools, took another step in that direction on Wednesday with a hearing on HB 2270, Creating the Education Finance Act.
 House approves tax bill, advances budget (2/16/2017) 
   Facing budget crisis after budget crisis, the Kansas House on Thursday voted for a tax increase bill that would reverse most of Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts.
 Due process heard in committee (2/15/2017) 
   The House Education Committee on Tuesday held a hearing but did not take action on House Bill 2179, regarding due process rights for teachers.
 KASB's Friday webinar will start at noon instead of 12:30 pm (2/15/2017) 
   KASB will conduct a legislative webinar at noon Friday which is a half hour earlier than the usual start.
 House advances tax increase (2/15/2017) 
   The state faces a nearly $1 billion revenue shortfall over the next 18 months.
 Ed Day opportunities (2/14/2017) 
   Please contact KASB Advocacy staff if you plan to attend Ed Day tomorrow:
 State Board approves specialized certificates for KCK (2/14/2017) 
   The Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday approved a request from Kansas City USD 500 to provide specialized certificates for five non-licensed teachers.
 Data indicates many students fall off seeking post-secondary (2/14/2017) 
   The information based on National Student Clearinghouse data should help educators as they push to increase the number of Kansas students to continue education and training after high school.
 Re-designed School Board Review debuts (2/13/2017) 
   The re-designed School Board Review is making its debut.
 New finance bills scheduled for hearings (2/13/2017) 
   Bills to require schools use Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and authorizing a local activities budget without equalization have been added to tomorrow's schedule.
 House committee adopts budget that doesn't cut schools (2/13/2017) 
   The Appropriations Committee bill will now go to the full House for consideration.
 State Board of Education to consider special certification request (2/13/2017) 
   The State Board of Education on Tuesday will consider a request from Kansas City USD 500 to hire five non-licensed teachers.
 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.
 Hearing on HB 2268 in House Financial Institutions and Pensions (2/9/2017) 
   House Financial Institutions and Pensions will hold a hearing on HB 2268, extending the sunset date on certain working after retirement exemptions, Monday morning at 9 a.m.
 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.
 School leaders urged to contact Senators on Budget, Tax Bills (2/8/2017) 
   School leaders should contact their Senators as soon as possible.
 KASB webinar on Friday to review legislative action (2/8/2017) 
   For those who cannot participate in the live webinar, it will be archived at kasb.org/legiswebinars.
 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.
 Committee passes out amended Erin's law bill (2/8/2017) 
   The House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee on Tuesday unanimously passed out an amended version of HB 2048, “Erin’s law.”
 KASB announces Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2017 (2/8/2017) 
   The Kansas Association of School Boards is pleased to announce our Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2017.
 School counseling week celebrated, but school counselors decreasing (2/7/2017) 
   School officials are celebrating National School Counseling Week at a time when the number of school counselors in Kansas has been decreasing.
 Committee considers bill on handcuffs (2/7/2017) 
   Wichita USD 259 requested the introduction of the bill.
 Senate committee forwards two tax proposals (2/7/2017) 
   Two tax increase measures on Tuesday were forwarded to the full Senate for consideration.
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