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.
HB2002 - Continuing in existence the reimbursement from the taxpayer notification costs fund for printing and postage costs for county clerks beyond calendar year 2023.
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.
HB2040 - Revising the Kansas school equity and enhancement act to provide per-student education funding based on student enrollment in the current school year.
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.
HB2060 - Establishing the special education and related services funding task force.
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
HB2132 - Expanding the eligible fields of study and establishing a maximum scholarship amount for certain private postsecondary educational institutions in the Kansas promise scholarship act.
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.
HB2142 - Creating the get the lead out of school drinking water act to require schools to comply with legal limits on lead content in school drinking water.
HB2143 - Establishing requirements for school district bullying policies and procedures for investigating complaints.
HB2163 - Requiring statutory due process procedures for a school district's non-renewal or termination of a teacher contract.
HB2218 - Establishing the Sunflower education equity act to provide education savings accounts for qualified students in Kansas.
HB2223 - Removing the sunset for the high-density at-risk student weighting under the Kansas school equity and enhancement act.
HB2224 - Increasing the number of school days and hours that must be provided by school districts for each school year.
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.
HB2238 - Creating the fairness in women's sports act to require that female student athletic teams only include members who are biologically female.
HB2261 - Authorizing boards of education of school districts to compensate board members for the duties and obligations of board members.
HB2271 – Authorizing any nonresident student whose parent or guardian is employed by a school district to enroll in and attend such school district.
HB2278 - Requiring audits of safe and secure schools plans for all school districts including staggered on-site inspections.
HB2382 - Establishing the school district board of education member free speech and transparency act.
HB2407 - Creating conditions for the administration of certain tests, questionnaires, surveys and examinations and eliminating the parental consent requirements.
HB2427 - Requiring school districts to provide separate accommodations for students of each biological sex on overnight school sponsored trips.
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.
HCR 5004 – House K12 Education Budget
SB66 - Enacting the interstate teacher mobility compact to recognize equivalent teacher licenses across member states.
SB82 - Requiring schools to establish policies and concussion management teams to prevent and manage concussions within school.
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.
SB97 - Increasing the extent of property tax exemption for residential property from the statewide school levy.
SB116 - Standardizing firearms safety programs in school districts.
SB128 - Establishing the ad astra opportunity tax credit to provide an income tax credit for taxpayers with eligible dependent children not enrolled in public school.
SB169 – Providing an income tax rate of 4.75% for individuals
SB 210 – Allowing nonpartisan candidates for office to include such candidate’s political party affliciation on the ballot with the candidate’s name.
SB255 - Requiring school districts to provide separate accommodations for students of each biological sex on overnight school sponsored trips.
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