Weekly Update – September 20, 2019

Hi everyone, thanks for another great week.  It’s hard to believe that we’ll be coming to the end of the first nine weeks of school soon!  Teachers and related service providers please plan ahead to complete required progress reports in a timely manner.  Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

We had some good news at the state level this week as the Kansas Board of Regents announced changes to the admission requirements at regents institutions: https://www.cjonline.com/opinion/20190919/editorial-regents-changes-good-for-higher-ed.  That announcement brought about a lot of positive comments and was followed by a request for significant funding next year from the state legislature:  https://www.cjonline.com/news/20190919/regents-ask-lawmakers-for-95-million-budget-hike-for-higher-education.  It goes without saying that higher ed is one of the most important services we can offer.  I hope the answer is yes for higher ed!

It also raises the question: “How can we engage legislators with the good news of all the great things we do for handicapped children and then connect them with the funding needs we have?”  Please don’t hesitate to engage in the conversation and don’t hesitate to send your ideas my way. Thanks for all you do.  Andy

Here’s what’s coming up at Keystone:

9/23–Initial CPI Classes 8:30-3:30

9/27– Early Childhood Staff Meeting 1-3

9/28–Jefferson County Humane Society Annual Fall Fest for Homeless Pets Event in the Keystone Gym, 6 p.m. with Dinner, Silent and Live Auctions. (All proceeds benefiting the homeless animals of Jefferson County.)

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