Finney appointed to board on preschool disabilities


Rep. Gail Finney has been appointed to serve on the Kansas Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Developmental Services, officials said today.

The board advises state government on issues involving preschool children at risk of developmental disabilities and delays.

The board also advises the state departments of education and health and environment on spending of federal funds received through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

The board is made up of legislators, gubernatorial appointees and cabinet secretaries.

Finney, a Wichita Democrat, was appointed to the board by House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence.

“Rep. Finney is a vital member of the Legislature and will use her experience to serve the Coordinating Council well,” Davis said in a statement. “I know that she will do what is in the best interest of all Kansans who rely and depend on the Kansas ICC.”

Finney has represented a northeast Wichita district since 2009.