Decisions in Topeka will impact all schools:
The Kansas State Legislature has been back in session for a few weeks now. The number one item on their agenda is school finance due to the pending decision on a court case over school funding. The Kansas Supreme Court has not released a decision yet on how much money should be put into public education. Once this decision is handed down, then the legislature will have to determine how they will deal with the ruling. Some have said they will follow the court’s decision, others have said they will ignore the court’s decision, and another group has said they will have to make a determination on what a suitable education is in Kansas and base funding on that decision.
No matter where you live in Kansas, this court decision and the legislature’s reaction to it will have a huge and immediate impact on all public schools. An article in the New York Times stated that the entire nation is watching this process in Kansas because they feel it will impact how all states look at funding education. Many feel that whatever moves the legislature and Governor make will have an effect on the elections in November. Governor Brownback is up for reelection in November, as are many legislative positions.
It is important to keep your eyes and ears open for any decisions out of Topeka as those decisions will most certainly hit close to all of us as far as education funding and taxes from the state and local level.
Though politics are a part of our lives because they are a part of our government, it is always important to remember that though decisions are made in Topeka, the everyday lives of our students still go on. I attended a large education convention in Wichita this past week and after talking to many other superintendents from around the state, I feel very fortunate to be in Conway Springs and in a smaller school system. Large schools have some advantages, but I still believe that small school settings have their own advantages. There is no perfect school district, but the problems and issues that are dealt with here are very few compared to the many stories I heard this past week.
As always – thanks to everyone for your support of our students and district.
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Clay Murphy - Supt. of Schools
Dates to remember:
March 7 - End of 3rd 9 weeks - 1:00 dismissal
March 17 - 21 - Spring Break - No school
THE FOLLOWING DATES HAVE BEEN CHANGED/ADDED TO THE MONTHLY DISTRICT CALENDAR:
HS CPL League Music is now on March 11th (moved from March 4th)
MS League Music is now on April 9th (moved from April 2nd)
Wednesday, April 9th- CPMSL Music @ Douglass
Thursday, May 8th- CPMSL League Track @ Chaparral 1pm
(This date has been moved from Saturday, May 10th)
CLICK LINK BELOW FOR 2013/2014 SINGLE PAGE CALENDAR
Full Time and part time Custodian - Evening shift - Contact Clay Murphy 620-456-2961
Substitute bus driver - Contact John Seiwert 620-456-2960 or 620-456-2961