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Minutes for HB2514 - Committee on K-12 Education Budget

Short Title

Authorizing school districts to provide part-time enrollment options for certain students.

Minutes Content for Wed, Jan 26, 2022

Chairperson Williams opened the hearing on HB 2514

Nick Myers, Revisor from the Kansas Office of Revisor of Statues, reviewed HB 2514 bill brief with the Committee. (Attachment 4)

Mr. Myers took questions from the Committee.

Chairperson Williams noted to the Committee that the Fiscal Note has been received for HB 2514.

Madeline Ashour, Deputy Legislative Director from ExcelinEd in Action, spoke in support of HB 2514. She noted that the bill would be a win for public schools and a win for families.  She noted that the part-time enrollment policy would empower families to engage with public schools on their own terms.  (Attachment 5)

Craig Neuenswander, Deputy Commissioner of Fiscal and Administrative Services from the Kansas State Department of Education, responded to several questions.

Written Testimony received in support of HB 2514 was received: 

Craig Hulse, Director of State and Federal Government Affairs, yes. every kid. (Attachment 6)

Elizabeth Patton, State Director, American for Prosperity- Kansas (Attachment 7)

Written testimony in opposition of HB 2514 was received:

Lauren Tice-Miller, Director of Government Relations and Elections, Kansas National Education Association (Attachment 8)

There being no further conferees, Chairperson Williams closed the hearing on HB 2514.