Child welfare agency could put kids at risk

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Opinion

November 28, 2018 - 11:23 AM

One of Kansas Governor-elect Laura Kelly’s first major decisions will be whether to invite the secretary of the Department of Children and Families to stay on in her administration.

It won’t be an easy call.

Secretary Gina Meier-Hummel, who just completed her first year on the job, has done a lot of good things. She’s taken steps to shed her department’s cloak of secrecy. She’s ordered top-down studies of the agency and halted the practice of children spending nights in agency offices.

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