Tag: John Allison

  • Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Monday May 23, 2011

    Today: Wichita City council; Sedgwick County Commission; Kobach on voter reform in Wall Street Journal; Tiahrt, former Congressman, to address Pachyderms; Wichita speaker lineup set; Blue Ribbon Commission coming to Wichita; School choice cast as civil rights issue; Medicare reform necessary; Science, public agencies, and politics.

  • Wichita school chief makes plea to Wichita-area legislators

    This afternoon, Wichita school superintendent John Allison appeared before the South-central Kansas legislative delegation, explaining Kansas school finance as it applies to the Wichita school district, and offering justification for deciding to join the lawsuit demanding the state spend more on schools. Referring to base state aid per pupil, which has been cut several times…

  • Kansas open records examined

    Government transparency in Kansas is determined largely by open records and open meetings laws which state lofty goals but offer many loopholes and exemptions and few penalties for violations of the laws. The Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) starts off well. “It is declared to be the public policy of the state that public records…

  • Challenges for Wichita’s new school superintendent

    Recently John Allison, new superintendent for USD 259, the Wichita public school district, was interviewed by the Wichita Eagle. The article reporting on the interview is at Great time to be superintendent.