Governor Brownback Signs Kansas School Funding Bill

By Bryan McLoone | bmcloone@nexstar.tv

Published 04/22 2014 09:57PM

Updated 04/22 2014 10:30PM

GALENA, KS.--- Governor Sam Brownback signs a bill that will give more money to Kansas school districts, but could also affect teachers. House Bill 2506 will end mandatory due process hearings for teachers who have three or more years of experience before a school district can fire them. Galena School District Superintendent Brian Smith says without teacher tenure, it could be hard to get teachers to come to Kansas for a job.

"For instance, Missouri will still have tenure, so in the past, we've been able to get some teachers that came out of Missouri to Kansas. And I'm not sure they would be willing to leave a tenure position for a non-tenure," said Brian Smith, Galena Superintendent. 

The bill will now allow school districts to hire unlicensed teachers for science and math classes.

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