Frequently Asked Questions
Is my voter registration active?
Who are my elected officials?
What can WE do?
- Advocacy begins at the polls. Why a PTA priority? Consider the primary responsibility of state government…
Register - go to JoCoElection for the Voter Lookup and confirm your registration
Be a voter, be an informed voter
- KS Supreme Court School Finance Ruling – Gannon Decision
Equity issue has been decided (HB2506)
Adequacy issue pending - Rose Standards
Education bill HB2506 passed last legislative session
K12 Student Performance & Efficiency Commission – KSLegislature
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Kansas Association of School Boards (SMSD is a member)
Kansas National Education Association (many teachers are members)
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What SMAC PTA legislative platform is
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