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Positions and Testimony

Find KASB Proposed Legislative Agenda, Testimonies, Positions, and more. 

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SB 362 in S Education Committee – Requiring consideration and documentation of district building needs assessments and state academic assessments

HB 2553 in H K-12 Education Budget Committee - Allowing K-12 students to transfer to and attend school in any school district in the state

HB 2550  in H K-12 Education Budget Committtee – Creating the Student Empowerment Act

HB 2466 in H Education Committee - Enacting the promoting advancement in computing knowledge act; requiring computer science courses of instruction in high schools; making and concerning appropriations for the state board of regents and the state department of education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023.  

HB 2511 in H K-12 Education Budget Committee- Authorizing certain students to participate in activities regulated by the Kansas state high school activities association and making members of or persons employed by the Kansas state high school activities association mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect

HB 2593 in H Committee on Insurance and Pensions-  Reducing the KPERS working after retirement employer contribution rate to only the statutory rate and decreasing the waiting period to 60 days for certain retirants employed by a school district for a period ending June 30, 2024.  

HB 2690 in H K-12 Education Budget Committee- Establishing the legislative award for excellence in teaching program to provide merit-based bonuses to teachers in certain school districts, establishing the every child can read act to focus on third-grade literacy proficiency and requiring the state department of education to provide summary academic achievement reports

HB 2662 in H K-12 Education Budget Committee- Establishing the parents' bill of rights and academic transparency act.

Testimony before Senate Education Committee on Department of Education Budget

HB 2615 in H K-12 Education Budget Committee- authorizing policies to allow students to earn course credit through alternative educational opportunities outside the classroom.

SB 496 in S Committee on Education – Establishing the parents’ bill of rights

SB 363 and SB 393 in S Committee on Education – Requiring school districts to annually publish on the internet a list of training materials and activities used for student instruction and teacher professional development at each school of the school district. Requiring school districts to annually publish on the internet a list of learning materials and activities used for student instruction at each school of the school district and providing a penalty for violations thereof

 SB 499 in Senate Committee on Education- Requiring a second student count for virtual school enrollment, increasing certain virtual school state aid amounts and providing for additional state aid for certain students who transfer to virtual schools 

KSDE Budget in H K-12 Budget Committee

SCR 1621 - Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the governor will appoint supreme court justices subject to senate confirmation and to eliminate the supreme court nominating commission And SCR 1622 - Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for partisan, statewide election of justices of the supreme court and abolish the supreme court nominating commission

SB 362 in H K-12 Budget – requiring consideration and documentation of district building needs assessments and state academic assessments

SB 541 in Senate Judiciary- Requiring compensation for the use, restriction on use, damage, loss or destruction of property as a result of certain governmental actions; providing that orders and similar actions by public officials relating to face mask mandates, gathering limitations, business restrictions and religious gathering limitations shall not exceed 30 days in duration at a time before being renewed or allowed to expire; prohibiting school officials from issuing or requiring use of a COVID-19 vaccination passport or discriminating against a student based upon COVID-19 vaccination status; requiring schools to recognize exemptions from vaccination requirements and face mask mandates; prescribing powers, duties and functions of the board of education of each school district, the governing body of each community college and the governing body of each technical college related to contagious or infectious disease and modifying judicial review provisions related thereto; removing the sunset provision in the COVID-19 contact tracing privacy act; and authorizing reimbursement of property taxes levied upon businesses shut down or restricted as a result of certain governmental actions related to contagious or infectious disease.

SB 484 in Senate Education- enacting the fairness in women’s sports act

SB 455 in Senate Education – Allowing K-12 students to transfer to and attend school in any school district in the state

SCR 1620-A PROPOSITION to amend article 11 of the constitution of the state of Kansas by adding a new section thereto; requiring a supermajority for passage of certain bills for new or increased state taxes.

SB 528 in Senate Education – requiring school districts to reimburse teachers for classroom supplies

HB 2466 in Senate Education- Establishing the promoting advancement in computing knowledge act to increase the availability of computer science education in Kansas schools