Special Education

 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.
 HB 2242 Testimony (2/7/2017) 
   Classroom Based Funding Act
 Committee considers bill on handcuffs (2/7/2017) 
   Wichita USD 259 requested the introduction of the bill.
 HB 2243 Testimony (2/6/2017) 
   Authorizing school security officers to use certain types of emergency safety interventions
 Legislators look at cash balances to offset spending cuts (1/26/2017) 
   Facing a $350 million deficit in the current fiscal year (ending June 30), some state legislators are considering across-the-board spending cuts for state programs, including K-12 education.
 KASB says bill disequalizing (1/26/2017) 
   KASB testified Wednesday against a bill that would allow school districts to reduce or eliminate the $20,000 exemption from the 20 mill statewide education tax levy.
 Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations Approved through April (12/13/2016) 
   Both Kansas Senators Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts voted for the measure, along with Representatives Lynn Jenkins, Kevin Yoder and Mike Pomeo.
 Legislative Post Audit report on K-12 Federal Funds (12/8/2016) 
   After a request by Chair of the House Education Committee, Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, the Legislative Post Audit office delivered its performance audit to the committee on Wednesday.
 Innovative Districts board considers school finance recommendation to governor (11/18/2016) 
   The Kansas Coalition of Innovative School Districts (CISD) met in Salina on Nov. 17.
 State Board of Education to consider accreditation, ESI (5/16/2016) 
   The Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday will discuss a proposed school accreditation system and conduct a public hearing on ESI regulations.
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