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Disparity Dollars for Deferred Maintenance — last modified March 20, 2007 09:54 AM
House Majority Leader Ray Merrick released preliminary numbers addressing the deferred maintenance backlog today. The budgetary information from the Kansas Board of Regents shows disparity between Kansas’ flagship universities’ tuition in relation to their peer institutions.
Rep. Merrick Recognizes Outstanding Schools — last modified June 02, 2006 01:01 PM
At the close of the school year, Rep. Merrick toured the schools in the 27th District which achieved outstanding results on Kansas Assessments.
Merrick's "hunters for hunger" successful — last modified March 28, 2006 03:06 PM
Soon after Rep. Merrick was elected to the House, he successfully passed legislation for a Hunters for Hunger program which just reported a banner year in 2005.
Rep. Merrick introduces immigration legislation — last modified March 21, 2006 10:44 AM
Rep. Merrick has introduced a bill to enforce federal immigration law in Kansas
House panel makes final changes — last modified March 21, 2006 08:28 AM
Rep. Merrick succesfully redefines "at risk" students as students who are not passing exam standards
Panel rethinks changes — last modified March 21, 2006 08:15 AM
Rep. Merrick successfully adjusts the school finance forumula after the committee balks
School finance plan taking shape — last modified March 17, 2006 09:17 AM
Wichita Eagle reports on the school finance plan evolving in the select education committee. Rep. Merrick successfully changes the definition of "at-risk" students.
Lawmakers back revised formula for "at risk" pupils — last modified March 21, 2006 08:31 AM
"Rep. Ray Merrick, a Stilwell Republican, persuaded a slim majority of the House Select Committee on School Finance to change that definition to any student who scores below proficient on state math or reading tests."
Investing to fight cancer — last modified March 21, 2006 08:30 AM
Rep. Merrick promotes investing in a National Cancer Institute in Kansas
Merrick pushes for county interests — last modified March 14, 2006 11:09 AM
Rep. Merrick continues his fight to represent Johnson County school districts in the state finance formula
Risky business — last modified March 10, 2006 08:23 AM
Hutchinson News article on changing "at-risk" weighting in school finance plan
House plan gains critics — last modified March 10, 2006 08:23 AM
Topeka Capitol Journal article, Marcy 7, 2006
Districts asking for more control — last modified March 10, 2006 08:23 AM
Johnson County Sun article, March 9, 2006
Blue Valley School District supports finance adjustments — last modified March 10, 2006 08:22 AM
Blue Valley reports on Ray's work to make the school finance model more accountable.
Overland Park Chamber recognizes Ray's hard work — last modified March 10, 2006 08:22 AM
The Overland Park Chamber reports on Ray's efforts to fix the "at-risk" weighting in the school finance formula.