The Kansas Board of Regents will consider proposed tuition increases at a meeting this week. Breeze Richardson, with the board, says this will be the final step in the process. Universities have spent the last few months developing and submitting their proposals.
“Those proposals were brought forth at last month’s meeting," Richardson says. "And then the final proposals will be presented tomorrow and voted upon.”
The Kansas Board of Regents is in the early stages of writing a budget request for the state’s higher education system. On Wednesday, they’ll start discussions on the spending plan they’ll submit to Governor Sam Brownback.
Breeze Richardson, with the board, says they'll be writing a two-year budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
She says this is only the second time the board will write a two-year budget in recent memory, and it requires a little more forethought.
In December, the Kansas Board of Regents instituted a policy governing social media use for the six-university system in the state. The controversy over the sweeping policy and the possibility of first amendment issues has been heating up ever since. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc has this report:
The Kansas Board of Regents wants an in-depth study of a new law that allows more concealed weapons into public buildings.
The regents decided to pursue the study during their annual retreat Tuesday.
The law took effect July 1.
It allows Kansans with concealed carry permits to carry weapons on public college campuses. The regents have requested an immediate six-month exemption for universities, and could later seek an extension through 2017.