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Chinese Proverb

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What can WE do?



  • Advocacy begins at the polls. Why a PTA priority? Consider the primary responsibility of state government…
  • Non-partisan, platform policy-based advocacy

  • Register - go to JoCoElection for the Voter Lookup and confirm your registration

  • Be a voter, be an informed voter




Key Issues:

  • 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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