For more than a century, KASB has been focused on one goal: Supporting student success by helping our members lead, serve and advocate. Part of this work involves advocating for the issues that matter most to Kansas school districts.
Our advocacy team works year-round to build common ground and advance the needs of Kansas public schools. Our advocacy work is based on the KASB Legislative Policies, updated and adopted each year through a vote of locally-elected school board members from every region of the state who participate in KASB Delegate Assembly.
HB2030 - Authorizing nonpublic school students to participate in activities regulated by the Kansas state high school activities association and allowing nonpublic school students who enroll part time in a public school to participate in nonpublic school activities.
HB2048 - Providing additional student eligibility under the tax credit for low income students scholarship program and increasing the amount of the tax credit for contributions made pursuant to such program.
HB2061 – Providing an income tac rate of 5% for individuals and corporations, decreasing the surtax for entities subject to the privilege tax and providing that future income tax rate decreases be contingent on exceeding recenue estimates
HB2138 - Creating the career technical education credential and transition incentive for employment success act to provide additional state aid to certain school districts for students who obtain career technical education credentials.
HB2236 - Establishing parents' right to direct the education, upbringing and moral or religious training of their children including the right to object to harmful and inappropriate educational materials.
HB2444 - Establishing the school district mental health intervention team program in statute to provide coordinated mental health services for students among school districts and community mental health centers.
HB2458 - Authorizing the state board of education to establish a new unified school district, if necessary, for the attachment of territory of a school district disorganized via voter petition and providing for administrative and judicial review of resolutions to permanently close a public school building.
SB83 - Providing additional student eligibility under the tax credit for low income students scholarship program and increasing the amount of the tax credit for contributions made pursuant to such program.
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