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Publications icon2023 Session Laws of Kansas


House Bill No. 2236

An Act concerning education; relating to school districts; establishing parents’ right to direct the education and upbringing of their children including the right to object to educational materials and activities that are not included in approved curriculum or standards or impair a parent’s beliefs, values or principles.

Message to the Legislature of the State of Kansas

Parents and teachers across Kansas want the same thing – for our kids to get the best education possible.

This bill distracts from that goal, inserting partisan politics into the classroom at the expense of our students, parents, and teachers.

The best thing we can do for our students is work together to continue fully funding public education and ensure they have the resources and support to succeed. We can’t do that if we are forced to spend millions of dollars on expensive lawsuits.

Therefore, under Article 2, Section 14(a) of the Constitution, I hereby veto House Bill 2236.

Laura Kelly, Governor

Dated April 24, 2023.