Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers was in Riley County Friday to present prizes to USD 383. He visited two elementary schools. Rogers presented $2,500 to Ogden Elementary School and $1,000 to Lee Elementary ESOL teacher Heidi Peoples. The randomly drawn prizes will purchase school supplies. There were more than 2,300 nominations in the Choose My School Supply Drive.
The giveaway is a result of Learning Quest 529 accounts, which are designed to help Kansans save in tax-advantaged accounts for education expenses. Up to $3,000 can be attributed per taxpayer annually to reduce gross income. Learning Quest is one of three 529 account options offered in Kansas.