SB 258 Reduces the membership of the Kansas City School District board of education and changes the election date for board members
Sponsor: LeVota
LR Number: 1317S.03T Fiscal Note available
Committee: Education
Last Action: 7/12/2013 - Signed by Governor Journal Page: S2477-2478
Title: SCS SB 258 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2013
House Handler: Neth

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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 258 - This act modifies the composition of the board of directors of the Kansas City School District. It reduces the number of directors from nine to seven beginning at the election in 2019. Instead of three at-large directors, the board will have two at-large directors. The number of directors representing subdistricts is reduced from six to five. The local redistricting commission is required to redraw the school district into five subdistricts, instead of six, by November 1, 2018.

Beginning in 2019, the election date for school board members is moved from the municipal election to the same date as the local elections for Kansas City. Elections will be held every four years. Directors elected at the elections in 2014 and 2016 will serve until 2019.

This act is similar to SB 228 (2011).