SMSD moms sign letter calling for veto of bill they say falls short on special ed funding

Governor Laura Kelly

Five Shawnee Mission moms sent a letter to Gov. Laura Kelly calling on a veto of the education budget bill. File photo.

Five Shawnee Mission parents who are part of a group that lobbies on behalf of children with complex medical needs and disabilities have sent a letter to Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, calling on her to veto a wide-ranging education bill they say falls short of adequately funding schools’ special education services.

Lawmakers sent the bill to Kelly on Friday, May 6, and the governor has 10 days from that date to veto it.

What’s in the bill: The bill, HB 2567, contains a number of education-related provisions, including a budget for the Kansas Department of Education for the next three fiscal years.