Kansas Governor Colyer Holds First Ed Council Meeting; Announces Tuesday Signing of Education Funding Bill

Topeka, KS – Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer today addressed the first convening of the Governor’s Education Council.  Governor Colyer created the Council via Executive Order in March of this year.

The Governor’s Education Council is a collaborative group of decision makers from both the education and business communities that will inform and advise the Governor on initiatives that will improve the overall success of education and promote policies that sharpen the state’s workforce development efforts.

“I am pleased that we have been able to gather such a distinguished group of education, business and community leaders to seek real solutions that modernize education in our state.  The Council will address education and workforce development in a holistic manner.  By aligning the priorities and of K-12, higher-ed, workforce training and the business community, we can be more effective in preparing our students to enter and excel in the 21st century workforce and increase opportunity for all Kansans,” said Governor Jeff Colyer.

Governor Colyer also used the occasion to announce his intentions to sign the education funding bill at an 8:45 a.m. event at Seaman High School in Topeka on Tuesday.

Per Executive Order 18-10, the Governor’s Education Council will meet quarterly and may call additional meetings if determined necessary by the co-chairs of the council.


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