Kansas school finance

Education
8:01 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Kansas Lawmakers Study Education Spending

Kansas spends more money on education that any other item in the state budget, and education funding will likely be the dominant issue when lawmakers convene the legislative session in January.

A state court has already ordered lawmakers to spend more on education. And soon, the Kansas Supreme Court will issue its own ruling on a lawsuit that claims the state has been shortchanging public schools. All of this led lawmakers to spend two days last week studying up on school funding.

The formula

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Education
7:16 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Testimony Wraps Up In Kansas School Finance Trial

Testimony in the Kan. school finance trial draws to a close today.
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Testimony in the Kansas school finance trial will draw to a close today as lawyers in the case call their final witnesses.

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Education
8:30 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Kansas Senate Leader Testifies In School Finance Case

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The trial in the ongoing school finance lawsuit is continuing this week, with a leading member of the Kansas Senate testifying on behalf of the plaintiffs.

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Education
8:22 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Some Kansas School Districts On The Brink

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback unveiled his new public school funding proposal Wednesday.
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A top official at the Kansas State Department of Education says recent budget cuts have pushed some school districts to the brink of insolvency.

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Headlines
9:06 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The set for the Shakespeare Festival's "Antony & Cleopatra."
Steve Walker

The Kansas school finance trial enters its third week. A plan to replace Medicaid in Kansas drew criticism at its first public hearing.  It’s a double dose of Shakespeare in Kansas City.  That & more news from KCUR.

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Education
8:28 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Kansas School Finance Trial Continues

Shawnee County Courthouse.
Peter Hancock Kansas Education Policy Report

The trial resumes today in the school finance lawsuit where 54 school districts are claiming the state of Kansas is under-funding public education.

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Education
8:09 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Witness Says Kansas Schools Underfunded

Dr. Bruce Baker
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An expert witness in the ongoing school finance trial says Kansas is under-funding public schools by thousands of dollars per pupil each year. 

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Education
11:35 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Pencils, Papers, Shoes: What Factors Into The Kansas School Finance Formula?

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Judges in the Kansas school finance lawsuit are being asked to decide how much responsibility the state has in making sure all children have the same chance at a quality education.

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Education
6:02 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Educators Pore Over New School Funding Formula

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback unveiled his new public school funding proposal Wednesday.
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Kansas school districts are digesting a sweeping school finance plan proposed today by Governor Sam Brownback.

He promises no district will lose state funds via the proposal, which is designed to give local boards a freer hand in spending. It would also allow districts to raise property taxes.

The property tax cap, set by state law, would be removed under the Brownback plan, which would go into effect in July 2013. President of the Shawnee Mission School Board Craig Denny was struck by that and another provision.

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