Education funding took center stage on the first day of the 2013 Kansas legislative session.
Lawmakers returned to Topeka just days after a district court ruled that the state needs to increase school funding. Some lawmakers may try to change the Kansas Constitution in response to the ruling.
The Kansas Association of School Boards says it wants teacher evaluations to be separate from union negotiations.
The association voted at its convention last week to lobby lawmakers to remove evaluations from items that must be negotiated with teachers.
Kansas school districts currently are changing the evaluation process for educators and administrators.
By the 2014-2015 school year, districts must meet several federal requirements, including evaluating teachers based in part on students' progress.