April 14, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: accountability

SB 427 would give school board members tools to improve transparency and accountability

School board members would no longer be restricted to whom they could speak on district issues, nor be barred from…

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House panel debates bill limiting KORA charges to provide public documents

Taxpayers won’t be overcharged to receive public documents in Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) requests any longer if House Bill…

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Education establishment hostile to accreditation requirement to follow state law

The Kansas education establishment is pushing back hard against a bill that simply requires districts to comply with state law…

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AG opinion on state law raises concerns about legal notices

A Kansas taxpayer is sounding an alarm about a recent opinion by Attorney General Kris Kobach, and its effect on…

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Shawnee City Council members push back on staff departure complaints

A year ago, the Shawnee City Council was labeled “the only conservative-majority council in Johnson County.” Now that majority is…

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USD 453 Leavenworth won’t remove false claims about academic progress

Glowing, but incorrect posts about academic progress at USD 453 Leavenworth have appeared on the school’s Facebook page, but apparently…

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Council Grove school leaders silent on district controversies

USD 417 in Council Grove has been rocked in recent weeks with the resignations of its curriculum director, school board…

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School Board Member Free Speech and Transparency Act has hearing

HB 2382, the School District Board of Education Member Free Speech and Transparency Act, was introduced at a hearing before…

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Parent cites Leavenworth High School for lack of transparency, accountability

What began last year as concern over content in an English Language Arts class has repeated itself this school year…

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Performance-based budgeting law is effectively ignored by state agencies

A report on performance-based budgeting in Kansas reminds readers of a famous quote about government spending: “A billion here, a…

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JOCO Commission Chair Mike Kelly acts to restrict public access to meetings

Incoming Chairman of the Johnson County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) Mike Kelly has announced changes to public access and comment…

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Prairie Hills USD 113 to close Wetmore school for financial windfall

The Prairie Hills School Board meets December 12th  to consider closing the Wetmore Academic Center, and is expected to schedule…

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Kansas Open Records exemption allows elected officials to avoid scrutiny

Changes to the Kansas Open Records Act intended to close a loophole preventing the use of private emails to circumvent…

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Legislators ridicule KASB deception, praise Virginia governor’s honesty

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin’s bleak but refreshingly honest end-of-the-school-year report on K-12 education in the commonwealth focused on many of…

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Shawnee City Council overrules mayor, staff in property tax increase

A new conservative majority on the Shawnee City Council flexed its muscle and recently approved a cut of two mills…

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