Elections/School Governance

 KASB's school finance tracking document (3/17/2017) 
   Here is a link to that document. Next week, more in-depth discussions are expected on school finance.
 Kansas Capitol Connection: A weekly summary of education-related developments before the Legislature (3/17/2017) 
   Spring break? Not for Kansas school leaders.
 HB 2094 on contracting heard in Senate committee (3/9/2017) 
   The Senate Ethics, Elections & Local Government Committee held a hearing Wednesday on House Bill 2094, which would expand the definition of ‘municipality’ to include school districts, library districts, road districts, water districts,
 HB 2094 - S Testimony (3/7/2017) 
   Municipalities; contracts with other municipalities.
 HB 2347 Testimony (2/20/2017) 
   School District Finance and Student Success Act
 HB 2344 Testimony (2/17/2017) 
   Requiring the adoption of a local foundation budget by each school district.
 HB 2247 - Testimony (2/14/2017) 
   Authorizing legal publications on internet websites.
 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.
 HB 2242 - Testimony (2/7/2017) 
   Classroom Based Funding Act
 HB 2237 - Testimony (2/7/2017) 
   Concerning taxation
 SB 147 Testimony (2/6/2017) 
   Concerning income tax
 HB 2178 - Testimony (2/2/2017) 
   Concerning income tax; rates; itemized deduction for certain medical expenses
 SB 76 Testimony (2/2/2017) 
   Professional occupations; restrictions on fees and licensing requirements.
 HB 2143 - Testimony (2/1/2017) 
   School districts; relating to the department of administration; procurement of certain items and services
 SB 27 Testimony (2/1/2017) 
   Appropriation revisions for FY 2017, FY 2018 and FY 2019 for various state agencies
 Democratic agenda includes restoring teacher due process rights (1/26/2017) 
   House and Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled their legislative agenda, which included a measure to reinstate due process rights for teachers.
 HB 2094 - Testimony (1/26/2017) 
   Municipalities; contracts with other municipalities.
 HB 2078 - Testimony (1/25/2017) 
   Authorizing the reduction or elimination of property tax exemption by a school district.
 Expected bill would allow school lockdown devices (1/9/2017) 
   KASB has learned of the pending introduction of a bill that would codify in law a 2014 regulatory variance that allows public schools to use temporary door-lock devices during an active shooter or lockdown situation or drill.
 Wynn appointed to group advising Attorney General Schmidt on open government (1/5/2017) 
   In consultation with KASB, Kansas City attorney Deryl Wynn has been named to a group that will advise Attorney General Derek Schmidt on open government issues.
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