June 13, 2024

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Tag: school finance

Some districts still pay dues to Schools for Fair Funding

More than four years after the Kansas Supreme Court compelled school funding to be increased by more than $1 billion,…

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Education Debate Whiplash: Constitutional Amendment Stalled, Funding Debate Next

The Kansas Senate is expected to take up debate on an education spending bill at some point today. That’s despite…

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Lawmakers Debate Whether to Legitimize Unlawful Transportation Funding to Schools

Passing legislation that will codify the way the Kansas State Department of Education determined state funding for school transportation should…

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Teacher Effectiveness, Not Funding Amounts, Most Critical to Kansas Schools

Eric Hanushek doesn’t buy the conventional wisdom on education. Spending more doesn’t equal better outcomes, smaller class size doesn’t mean…

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Legislative Leaders Show Some School Finance Cards at Party Meeting

Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning and House Speaker Ron Ryckman didn’t make any pledges, but they gave attendees an idea…

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Schmidt Urges Discussion on ‘Citizen’s Veto’ for School Financing

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt believes the people should have an opportunity to weigh in on the school financing war…

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Special Interim Committee Will Examine School Finance

The Legislative Coordinating Council agreed to convene a special study committee to examine the most recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling.…

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Rep. Awerkamp Newsletter Offers Insight into Legislative Session

While several lawmakers attempt to explain their reasoning behind voting for the largest state tax increase in state history and…

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Schools Demand More Funding in KS Supreme Court Brief

Attorneys who sued the state for additional school funding filed a brief saying a newly-adopted funding formula falls short of adequacy.…

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School Board Lobbyist Dispels Some School Funding Myths

Kansas Association of School Boards lobbyist, Mark Tallman, penned a blog post that dispels some myths about school funding and…

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New School Formula Looking More Like Old Formula

Second verse, same as the first. The Kansas House K-12 Budget Committee worked more than eight hours yesterday, attempting to…

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SMSD Super Offers School Finance Suggestions

Shawnee Mission School District Superintendent Jim Hinson sees the recent Kansas Supreme Court decision and the end of block grant…

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Schools Spent More Than $5M on Lobbying, Legal Fees

Kansas public school districts spent more than $5 million in lobbying and lawsuit funding between 2010 and 2016. That’s the equivalent of…

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