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KS Senator meets with state BOE

April 25, 2017 - 5:04 am
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TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) - Republican Kansas Senator Jerry Moran met with state education officials this weekend to talk about federal issues.  Members of the Kansas State Board of Education raised concerns about Trump’s budget, which would cut federal education funding. That includes money to train teachers and reduce class sizes. 

Jim Porter is chairman of the Kansas Board of Education. Porter says schools use that money to help their most vulnerable students. Senator Moran told the group that he believes Congress will not deviate much from the status quo when it comes to federal funding for schools.

"I think the dramatic reductions in spending would be supported by enough Senators to pass," said Sen. Moran.

There’s a deadline later this week to approve federal spending legislation or face a government shutdown. 

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