House speaker commits to teacher due process debate


Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman on Thursday said his chamber would debate a bill on restoring due process rights for teachers this session.

"The body wants it," Ryckman said. "The folks that were elected by the people want to have a debate on it."

Ryckman's comments came after the House overwhelmingly turned back an effort Thursday morning to force a vote on a bill tying together due process rights for teachers and school bullying. Republican leadership wants to deal with the issues separately.

The House rejected the motion by House Minority Leader Jim Ward to debate a bill that . . .


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