Thursday, January 27, 2022

JCCC’s Bowne won’t explain his ‘equity of outcomes’ proposal

Johnson County Community College President Dr. Andy Bowne has upset some faculty members with his call for 'equitable student outcomes.' They fear that that is code for reducing outcomes for high achievers to close...

NSBA wants schools to effectively have “one free rape”

The National Schools Boards Association (NSBA) and Fairfax County Public Schools want the U.S. Supreme to hear a case that an appeals court judge said amounted to schools asking to get “one free rape”...

SB 347: $1 billion+ taxpayer subsidy for one mystery company

Governor Laura Kelly and her Commerce Department are behind Senate Bill 347 (SB 347), which could provide more than $1 billion in taxpayer subsidies to one company.  They are pushing legislators to approve the...

Race not a factor in Kansas monoclonal antibody decisions

A race-based scoring system to determine who will get the relatively-scarce monoclonal antibody COVID treatments is found in some states, but The Sentinel has so far not found that to be the case in...

De Soto TIF subsidy unanimously approved despite concern

Despite numerous public concerns, the De Soto City Council on Thursday unanimously approved a Taxpayer Increment Financing District (TIF) to redevelop nearly 6,000 acres of the former Sunflower Ammunition Plant. The 20-year TIF will capture...

Sunflower subsidy to grow government, not help De Soto taxpayers

The city of De Soto will eventually reap millions of dollars in property taxes once the Sunflower Redevelopment subsidy is paid off, but officials won't commit to sharing the windfall with taxpayers in the...

County Chair Ed Eilert mum on upwards of $1 million missing

Fox4 reports that as much as $1 million is missing from the Johnson County Courthouse, and County Chairman Ed Eilert won’t say much about it.  He told Fox4 that it is strictly a district...

Survey: Kansas parents should have primary say in education

Governor Laura Kelly thinks parents should butt out of curriculum issues, but a new poll shows parents overwhelmingly believe they should have the primary say in their child's education.  The poll conducted in December...

No documentation for mask order at BVSW in USD 229

An email from Principal Scott Roberts on January 7 informed parents of Blue Valley Southwest (BVSW) students in USD 229 that masks would be mandatory for at least two weeks beginning January 10, because...

Kansas ranks 34th in the nation in ‘Parent Power’ in education

According to the nonprofit Center for Educational Reform, Kansas ranks 34th in the nation in their "Parent Power Index," which examines the extent to which each state and the District of Columbia have policies...