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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.





Register online for the conference. Online registration is now open. What's new with registration? One price for the entire convention. No pre-convention fees. No lunch program fees. One registration fee provides access to KSSA Day at USA|Kansas, the Principal's Summer Academy and all other activities during the convention. Click HERE to register online today. Deadline for Early Registration:
May 15, 2015


Reserve your hotel room(s) online. Click HERE to book your sleeping room at the Hyatt for the 2015 USA|Kansas Annual Convention. The convention is scheduled for Wednesday, June 3 - Friday, June 5 in Wichita. If you need additional assistance, please call 1-888-421-1442.

Submit a Learning Cluster proposal online. During the convention, administrators are able to participate in professional workshops or "learning clusters." Learning Clusters are designed to provide information on topics of general interest to educators.
Click HERE to submit a proposal. Deadline: April 15, 2015.

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.

The House and Senate will be on General Orders on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. You can listen to floor action via live streaming:
Click here for the House Proceedings Audio Feed
Click here for the Senate Proceedings Audio Feed

Committee meetings for week of March 23, 2015. Conference Committees are expected to meet on Thursday and Friday. That schedule is subject to floor action earlier in the week.

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.
Recent reports indicate that some school district firewalls may be blocking communication from USA|Kansas and some of our member associations. Sometimes, systems will see multiple people at one USD, getting the same email at the same time, as suspicious activity. To ensure that you receive communication from USA|Kansas, please provide the following information list of IP addresses to your IT departments.

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