This week (April 15, 2016) the Wichita Pachyderm Club features Kansas Representative Ron Highland (Chair, House Education Committee) and Kansas Senator Steve Abrams (Chair, Senate Education Committee). Their topic is “A report from the House and Senate Education Chairmen on the 2016 Legislative Session.”
A new school finance bill has been introduced. Undoubtedly it will be a major topic. Background on this bill is here:
Kansas Legislature: HB 2741, Creating the school district finance and student success act. Contains the text of the bill.
Wichita Eagle: New proposal for Kansas school finance formula sparks worries
Kansas Policy Institute: Kansas Legislature Introduces Transformative New School Funding System.
Kansas Association of School Boards: Summary of HB 2741.
The Wichita Pachyderm Club is a friendly club. Everyone is welcome to attend meetings. The meeting cost, which includes a delicious buffet lunch plus coffee and/or iced tea, is $15 ($12 for Pachyderm Club members). This event is held in the Wichita Petroleum Club, located on the top floor of the Ruffin Building at 100 N. Broadway. You may park in the garage on Broadway, and if you do, bring your parking ticket to have it stamped for $1.00 parking.