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UPDATED INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE: The American Jobs Act
Sep 9, 2011 - 12:44:52 PM
Earlier today, the White House released additional information about what the American Jobs Act means for each state’s ability to modernize and rebuild their schools. The President’s plan would invest $30 billion in enhancing the condition of our nation’s public schools – with $25 billion going to K-12 schools, including a priority for rural schools and dedicated funding for Bureau of Indian Education funded schools, and $5 billion to community colleges (including tribal colleges). According to estimates released by the White House, Kansas would receive approximately $191.4 million to invest in K-12 infrastructure. See below for a complete listing of funds, by state.

For a summary of information about Kansas, click here.

Background

Last week, before a joint session of Congress, President Obama proposed the American Jobs Act. According to the President, the purpose of the Act is to create jobs in America, reform spending programs and reduce the deficit. The White House has released additional information about the impact on states, should the plan be enacted.

To read the full text of the President's speech, click here.





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USA|Kansas members will receive Legislative Updates and Alerts via email throughout the session. Follow us on Twitter (@USAKansas) and Facebook for more frequent updates.

To access the USA|Kansas Bill Tracking Report for the week ending February 27, 2015, click here.

Committee meetings for week of March 2, 2015. The legislative calendar rapidly changes, especially beginning this time of the session. In an effort to keep members more informed of hearings, This information will be updated on our website daily.

To download a copy of the 2015 USA|Kansas Legislative Positions and Priorities, click here.

Kansas Legislators
Click here to access contact information for members of the Kansas Senate.

Click here to access contact information for members of the Kansas House of Representatives.

Legislative Committees
For a list of Legislative Committee information, including members, meetings times and locations, click here.

Guidelines for Preparing and Submitting Testimony
Are you thinking of testifying before a committee? Are you unsure of how to go about signing up and preparing for a hearing? Whether it is your first time or the tenth time, it's never a bad thing to brush up on the rules. This information is intended to provide guidance on signing up to testify, help you prepare your testimony and understand the committee rules. If you have additional questions, please contact the USA|Kansas office.
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2015-2016 Superintendent Changes The most recent superintendent change list for 2015-2016 is now available online. Please note that this list is subject to change regularly and is based on personnel information we receive from district offices. To submit changes or updated information, please contact the USA|Kansas office at 785.232.6566.

Kansas Statutes for School Administrators. This page includes a list of frequently accessed Kansas Statutes governing public schools, especially school finance.
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