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Letter: Secret support

I've done so here many times. No value in repeating information that is selectively ignored.

February 16, 2015 at 5:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Secret support

Chairman Williams presented the report.

February 16, 2015 at 4:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Secret support

Most items have costs associated. Benefits may be instructional costs but having to spend more than is necessary to provide a good benefits package makes less money available for other instructional items.

February 16, 2015 at 2:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Secret support

You are entitled to "see" things as you see fit, but the facts do not support your vision.

February 16, 2015 at 12:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Secret support

Not true. The discussions with superintendents and others took place last fall. I'm merely noting that some superintendents have now made public comments.

February 16, 2015 at 11:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Secret support

Not true. There are four signatories to the Minority Report.

February 16, 2015 at 10:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Secret support

Not being required to negotiate over items that unnecessarily increase costs makes more money available for instruction.

February 16, 2015 at 10:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Secret support

Again, not true. Senator Pettey does not support the bill but there is no prohibition against a bill being submitted with a minority report. Senator Pettey asked the Revisor's office about this issue at the hearing and was told that there was nothing in statute that prevents the introduction of legislation with a minority report.

February 16, 2015 at 10:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Secret support

you are incorrect. The proposal was presented as part of the Minority Report of the K-12 Commission. KASB presented testimony to the Commission saying they believed there should be fewer mandatory subjects of bargaining; several commission members gathered information from superintendents and education groups and determined that pay and time worked was preferred and had legislation drafted accordingly. Chairman Sam Williams, local school board member Dennis DePew, Mike O'Neal and I signed the Minority Report.

I testified in support of HB 2034 but the proposal came from the Minority Report of the K-12 Commission.

February 16, 2015 at 10:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Secret support

Mr. Cooper also inaccurately states that HB 2034 was "placed in play" by Kansas Policy Institute. As he is well aware, the bill was attached to the Minority Report of the K-12 Commission on Student Achievement and Efficiency.

February 16, 2015 at 9:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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