Salina, KS

Now: 62 °

Currently: Clear

Hi: 68 ° | Lo: 50 °

Teachers Still Plan Lawsuit

KSAL StaffJuly 2, 2014

The largest teachers union in Kansas plans to file a lawsuit after the July Fourth holiday challenging new education polices enacted this spring, including the elimination of guaranteed tenure in public schools.

Marcus Baltzell says Tuesday that attorneys for the Kansas National Education Association intended to file the lawsuit in Shawnee County District Court.

The union plans to contest the tenure issue and other provisions that were attached to a $129 million school funding bill by conservative Republicans and signed by Gov. Sam Brownback. The KNEA supported the funding increases in the bill, which were aimed at complying with a Kansas Supreme Court decision.

Other policies included loosening teacher licensing requirements and creating of a scholarship program for at-risk students funded by corporate donations in exchange for tax credits.

Copyright © Meridian Media, 2021. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Meridian Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

RELATED POSTS

Classes Canceled For Teacher’s Funeral

November 20, 2017 11:04 am

VIDEO: A Teacher’s Tsunami of Support

January 10, 2017 8:47 pm

Salina Teachers of the Year Honored

August 24, 2016 8:30 am



STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Annual Grant to Aid Local...
October 20, 2021Comments
Lions Club Hosting 63rd C...
October 20, 2021Comments
KSAL Candidate Forum: USD...
October 20, 2021Comments
SES Hosting Saturday Fund...
October 20, 2021Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets