Patrick Richardson

Patrick Richardson writes for the The Sentinel. 

Courts
Kansas school district dodging questions about legal fees

(The Sentinel) – The Olathe, Kansas Unified School District administration and board of education are either refusing to answer questions about legal fees defending a lawsuit the district ultimately lost… Read More

April 30, 2024
Courts
Judge orders Olathe school board to pay $259K legal fees for plaintiff in First Amendment case

(The Sentinel) – Federal District Court Judge Holly Teeter on April 4 ordered the Olathe school board to pay Jennifer Gilmore’s attorney, Linus Baker, $259,233 in attorney’s fees… Read More

April 18, 2024
Legislation
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoes bill to ban ‘gender-affirming care’ for minors

(The Sentinel) – A new law that would have banned so-called “gender-affirming care” for minors has been vetoed by Governor Laura Kelly. Senate Bill 233, which passed … Read More

April 15, 2024
Legislation
Kansas Blueprint for Literacy requires ‘science of reading’ in comprehensive education reform

(The Sentinel) – Using the science of reading to teach literacy will soon be required in Kansas schools — and to train new educators in Kansas teacher’s college programs. Read More

April 12, 2024
Public Education
Kansas school district refuses to answer questions about alleged ‘murder list’

(The Sentinel) – More than a year after an alleged “incident” involving an alleged “murder list” at Wolf Springs Elementary School in Kansas, questions remain about the… Read More

April 4, 2024