When the Kansas Legislature convenes, the number one topic for residents of the Shawnee Mission School District often revolves around school finance. The 2013 session is no exception. But it can be a challenge to stay on top of the fast pace of the legislative action.
All of the northeast Johnson County legislators — Sen. Kay Wolf and Reps. Barbara Bollier, Melissa Rooker and Stephanie Clayton — have taken pro-education positions in support of adequate funding for Shawnee Mission schools. Parents attending the SM East PTA meeting this week were reminded of the friendly legislative stances, but also given some tips on how to stay plugged in to what is happening in Topeka relative to education bills.
Here are some links, courtesy of Mary Sinclair, a Shawnee Mission parent and the PTA’s legislative chair in the district. In addition to these, the four legislators are sharing an update column that appears on shawneemissionpost.com every Monday morning.
Let us know if you have other links that you follow to stay informed about the legislature.
The Shawnee Mission Area Council Legislative Connection: http://www.smac-pta.com/legislative/
The Shawnee Mission School District legislative links:
Bill tracker: http://www.smsd.org/publicinfo/pages/bill-tracker.aspx
Lobbyist Update: http://www.smsd.org/publicinfo/lobbyist/default.aspx
Legislative Contacts: http://www.smsd.org/publicinfo/Pages/legislative-contacts.aspx
Two other links on the Shawnee Mission site:
Legislative information: http://www.smsd.org/publicinfo/pages/legislative.aspx
School Budget Information: http://budgetfinance.smsd.org/pages/default.aspx
Kansas PTA Legislative Connection: http://kansas-pta-legislative.org/