Gov. Sam Brownback will visit a Maize elementary school Tuesday afternoon to tout his education initiatives.
Brownback is scheduled to visit Vermillion Elementary School, where he plans to give a brief address that will include remarks about his goal of establishing all-day kindergarten in Kansas and increasing the percentage of fourth-graders reading at grade level.
Brownback made improving reading proficiency one of his top priorities when he ran for governor. Last year, a Senate panel defeated his proposal to improve fourth-grade reading by holding back third-graders who can’t read at grade level.
On Tuesday, the governor will tour Vermillion’s two all-day kindergarten classrooms and the school’s adjoining Early Childhood Center, Maize district officials said.