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Minutes for HB2395 - Committee on K-12 Education Budget

Short Title

Amending the Kansas school equity and enhancement act and other statutes related to the education of elementary and secondary students, and making appropriations to the department of education.

Minutes Content for Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Representative Williams began the meeting at 3:35pm

John Hess provided update on items that were requested during the meeting on 3/13/2019.

Questions were asked by Representatives Lusk and Winn.

Representative Williams opened the hearing to HB2395.

Representative Williams opened the opponent testimony.

Mark Desetti (KNEA): addressed problems with bullying task force; addressed issues with new roofing bids; addressed the Hope scholarship / voucher program; discussed section 39; encouraged consideration of Senate bills 142 and 147 (Attachment 1)

Questions were asked and comments were made by Representative Landwehr, Representative Ward, Representative Hoffman, Representative Williams and Representative Lusk.

Thomas Witt (Equality Kansas): discussed issues with Hope Scholarship Act; addressed bullying task force. (Attachment 2)

Questions were asked and comments were made by Representatives: Hoffman,Huebert, Williams, Landwehr, Erickson, and Ward.

Mark Tallman (KASB): spoke about major school finance programs and special education aid. (Attachment 3)

Questions were asked and comments were made by Representatives:  Lusk, Ward, Holscher, Williams, Smith, and Landwehr.

GA Buie (Executive Director, United School Administrators of Kansas / Kansas Association of School Boards): discussed general concerns with the bill (see attachment) (Attachment 4)

Questions were asked and comments were made by Representative Ward, Representative Landwehr, Representative Holscher, Representative Erickson, Representative Williams.

Opponent Testimony (Written Only):
Monica Crowe (Kansas PTA) (Attachment 5)
Kelly Arnberger (Schools for Quality Education) (Attachment 6)
Kathy Cook (Kansas Families for Education) (Attachment 7)
Cory Gibson (USD 262) (Attachment 8)
Claire Reagan (Olathe Resident) (Attachment 9)
Megan Peters (Education First Shawnee Mission) (Attachment 10)
Brad Starnes (Superintendent, Wabaunsee USD329) (Attachment 11)
James Sutton (Superintendent, Belle Plains USD 357) (Attachment 12)
Joe Sample (Superintendent, USD 456) (Attachment 13)
Todd Evans (Superintendent, USD 113) (Attachment 14)
Nikki McDonald (Chair, Olathe Public Education Network) (Attachment 15)
Bill Brady (Schools for Fair Funding) (Attachment 16)
Rick Atha (Shawnee Mission, Assistant Superintendent of Organizational Support) (Attachment 17)
Patty Logan (Stand Up Blue Valley) (Attachment 18)
David Jordan (United Methodist Health Ministry Fund) (Attachment 19)
Mari-Lynn Poskin (Kansas City College Connect) (Attachment 20)
Jeffrey Nessel (Blue Valley Special Education Advisory Council) (Attachment 21)
Judith Deedy (Game On for Kansas Schools)  (Attachment 22)

The hearing on HB2395 was suspended.

Representative Williams made final comments and adjourned the meeting at 5:38pm.