Archive for Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Kansas lawmakers seek data on school board members

September 29, 2015

— A Legislative committee is seeking information about what would happen if spouses or relatives of school employees aren't allowed to serve on school boards.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the Kansas Legislative Research Department sent out a survey to school board members throughout the state on Friday asking about the issue.

Researcher Martha Dorsey says the request came initially from a committee that will be reviewing the effect of a bill that was introduced during the past session and tabled. The bill would restrict a person from serving on a local school board if his or her spouse, parent or sibling worked for any school district in the state.

The bill also would restrict people who conduct business with school districts from serving on their local school boards

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