Homeschooling & KS Legislature: Shaping The Future
Help us shape the future of homeschooling in Kansas by joining other families from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at Indian Creek Public Library Event Space East, 16100 W. 135th St., Olathe, KS 66062.
This meeting will provide new opportunities to:
- Explore how the KS legislative process works
- Learn how you and your students can participate in the legislative process
- Stay informed on legislation impacting homeschool freedom
- Interact with local legislators involved in education policy and leadership
We’re planning to feature a special giveaway at this event: a FREE night at the Kansas City Great Wolf Lodge in a room that sleeps up to 8 people!
The night does need to be used during our next Homeschool Week in September. Check-in starts 9/17 and check-out must be by 9/29 (excluding Fri & Sat nights 9/22 & 9/23).
- Rep. Christopher D. Croft, Sr.
Christopher D. Croft, Sr., served for thirty years in active service in the U.S. Army. Chris retired on Feb. 1, 2018, as a Colonel at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He led several organizations and served in and visited 22 countries.
Chris was deployed to Iraq twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom: first, during the invasion in 2003-2004, and again during the Surge in 2007-2008. During the latter deployment, he commanded Task Force 106 consisting of 1,440 National Guard soldiers from across the U.S. He finished his career as the Executive Director of the Army’s Leadership Center.
After retirement from the Army, Chris continued his public service by standing for and winning District 8 of the Kansas State House of Representatives.
Chris is married to the former Connie Norwood. They have two children and five grandchildren.
- State Senator Molly Baumgardner
Molly Baumgardner has a mixture of corporate, political and educational leadership experience. She was elected to the Kansas Senate, 37th District in 2014. She currently chairs the Senate Education Committee, is Vice Chair of the Joint Education interim committee, is a member of the Joint Committee on Child Welfare System Oversight, the Bob Bethell Joint Committee on Home/Community and KanCare Oversight Committee, and Early Childhood Task Force and during the legislative session, serves on the Public Health and Welfare, Assessment and Taxation and Judiciary Committees.
Molly is the Communications Coordinator at Johnson County Community College. She is a former professor and student advisor at JCCC. Her education background also includes being a concurrent enrollment professor for Fort Scott Community College, a high school educator and coach at Louisburg High School, and an elected member of the JCCC Board of Trustees for 18 years.
- State Senator Beverly Gossage
KS State Senator Beverly Gossage is a former educator with over 20 years’ experience as a health insurance agent licensed in nearly half the states and founder and President of HSA Benefits Consulting. She received national recognition as an innovator in consumer driven health care for finding creative, affordable insurance for individuals, families, and groups.
Beverly has served as a research fellow and health policy advisor for Show Me Institute, Kansas Policy Institute, Patients for Reform and Independent Women’s Voice. As an active member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) now (NABIP), she has held multiple positions within the organization, including KS President.
In the Kansas Senate she serves as Chair of Senate Public Health and Welfare and Chairs or serves on joint Committees on Health and Education, plus serving on Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance, Education and Judiciary Committees.
Beverly is a widow and mother of four children and five grandchildren and is active in her local church.