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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.





USA|Kansas members will receive Legislative Updates and Alerts via email throughout the session. Additional communications may be made available via Twitter and Facebook. To access past Legislative Updates and Alerts, click here.

To download a copy of the 2014 USA|Kansas Legislative Positions and Priorities, 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.

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.

Here are some quick links to resources to help get the year started:

Don't forget to renew your membership. 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.

USA|Kansas Administrator Directory, 2013-2014. Keep track of your colleagues and build your professional network. The Directory includes contact for administrators, service centers, postsecondary education and even your retired colleagues.

KSDE Timeline for Reports and Collections, 2013-2014. Have you updated your calendar with report deadlines? Download this report to keep track of when and how to submit reports to KSDE.

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.
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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.

Click here to read more.

 
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