Affiliate Membership programs
United School Administrators (USA|Kansas) values its relationship with vendors and corporate partners. We recognize and applaud your continued commitment to supporting education in Kansas especially during these challenging economic times.

Each year, Kansas school administrators spend millions of dollars for products and services in their districts. These administrators are responsible for the acquisition of instructional technology services and materials, textbooks, administrative services, building maintenance, transportation services, food services and more.

As school districts make difficult decisions about spending, contracted vendors at the state and local level have been particularly impacted by cuts to K-12 education funding. As community leaders, we share your belief that maintaining a quality of life in our state that supports economic growth, financial stability, and a strong public education system is key to ensuring a prosperous future for Kansas. Continued cuts to essential services, including education, will have unfortunate and lasting consequences for our next generation of children and for our business partners. In recognizing the critical role your business plays in supporting education and the economy, we invite you to join USA|Kansas as an affiliate member or corporate sponsor.
Our business partners and vendors recently received information from USA|Kansas about our Affiliate Membership and Corporate Sponsor Program for Business and Organizations, as well as an invitation to exhibit at the 2014 USA|Kansas Annual Convention. At that time, we introduced you to the Confidence in Public Education Task Force and the Governor's Scholars Awards Program. As a member of the Task Force, I am writing to ask for your support for the Governor’s Scholars Award (GSA) Program. This program annually honors the top one percent of graduating seniors in Kansas’ accredited public and private schools. More than 550 students are expected to be honored on May 4, 2014 at Washburn University in Topeka. Your participation in sponsoring this program is critical to its success. Donations are tax deductible*.
On behalf of USA|Kansas, I would like to thank you for your interest in exhibiting at the 2014 USA|Kansas Annual Convention. Our business partners have been particularly impacted by the cuts to K-12 education funding in Kansas and across the nation. USA|Kansas remains committed to working with our districts and our business partners to ensure a prosperous future.

In recognizing the critical role your business plays in supporting education and the economy, we are pleased to extend this invitation to join us in 2014 for our 43rd annual convention, Administrators: Creating a Vision for Education in Kansas. This year's convention will be held January 22-24, 2014 in Wichita at the Hyatt and Century II Convention Center.
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The USA|Kansas Business Directory is a new resource developed by USA|Kansas to recognize our affiliate members and business partners, while also providing administrators with contact information for vendors and corporate partners in major purchasing areas. As school districts make difficult decisions about spending, contracted vendors at the state and local level have been particularly impacted by cuts to K-12 education funding. USA|Kansas applauds their continued commitment to supporting education in Kansas especially during these challenging economic times.
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Each year, Kansas school districts spend millions of dollars on products and services. Recently, there has been increased demand --by both districts and vendors -- for a business directory. The Business Directory will be distributed to superintendents, school business officials and administrators. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to place an ad in our first edition (October 2010).
USA|Kansas offers many opportunities for your company or organization to communicate and interact with school administrators throughout Kansas, including: advertising in the Administrator Monthly newsletter, the USA|Kansas School Administrator Directory, on the USA|Kansas website and participation in meetings and conferences.


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.

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