Gov. Colyer signs bill creating dyslexia task force

Gov. Jeff Colyer on Tuesday signed a bill establishing the Legislative Task Force on Dyslexia.

The Task force will advise and make recommendations to the Governor, the Legislature, and the Kansas State Board of Education regarding the use of evidence-based practices for students with dyslexia.

“This is an issue that effects many Kansans, young and old,” said Governor Colyer at the bill signing held at the Horizon Academy in Roeland Park, Kansas, “We want to do whatever we can to help people with dyslexia at a young age so they can lead productive lives.”

The task force is made up of teachers, administrators, school psychologists, parents, and experts on dyslexia.

It will research and recommend evidence-based reading practices to address dyslexia or characteristics of dyslexia for use by schools.

They committee also will study and examine current state and federal law, as well as school rules and regulations that affect students with dyslexia.

The bill passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate.