Lawmakers formally kicked off their work Monday on a response to the court’s order in October.
The Supreme Court ruled in October that state aid to public schools remains constitutionally inadequate .
Lawmakers are expected to form a committee to begin work on a court order directing them to boost spending on public schools.
The court has ordered lawmakers to enact a new, fairer education funding law that also significantly boosts spending on public schools.
The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that legislators did not increase spending on schools enough this year and ordered a bigger increase.
Lawmakers put $293 million into schools. Could another $600 be on the way?
That law phases in a $293 million increase in education funding over two years.
The four districts’ attorneys detailed their objections to a new school finance law in written arguments filed ahead of a Supreme Court hear…
School district leaders around the state are preparing budgets.
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has until June 19 to act on the school funding bill and he and his aides haven’t hinted at his plans.
Gov. Brownback promised to veto an income tax increase approved by the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature.
The Kansas House has approved a bill that would phase in a $280 million increase in the state’s spending on public schools .
The House was debating a proposal Wednesday afternoon to phase in a $280 million increase in education funding.
The Kansas House has rejected a proposal that would have raised income taxes to fix the state budget .
Some school leaders say they are now concerned schools could close July 1st.