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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.


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.

On Friday, the Student Performance and Efficiency Commission submitted its final report to the Kansas Legislature, along with recommendations for proposed legislation. Sam Williams, Commission Chair, is scheduled to present the recommendations a joint meeting of the House and Senate Education Committees this Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.

To view the final Commission Report, click here. To view the Commission's proposed legislation, click here.

As you enroll students, welcome teachers and prepare for the first day of school, don't forget to take time to renew your USA|Kansas membership. You can renew online or download a PDF membership form.

Here are some quick administrator resources:

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.

KPERS Members: Your Benefits Are Changing.
To help members and employers understand the benefit changes enacted this past legislative session, the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) has developed a special section on their website for changes going into effect in January, 2014.
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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