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Vernon speaks out on reading scores and school funding

At the USD 428 Board of Education meeting Monday night, Superintendent Tom Vernon prepared board members for some of the questions they will likely receive from patrons.  He also addressed recent developments with the Gannon Decision concerning school funding by the state.

On Jan. 5, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback said in a press conference that one of his major goals during his administration is to boost reading scores statewide, Vernon said.  

“He said 64 percent of Kansas fourth graders read below proficient on the National Assessment of Educational Progress,” he said.  “The thing is, on the Kansas State Assessment, the ...


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