Some top Republican legislators in Kansas are looking to cut aid to public schools significantly to close a shortfall in the budget.
While both sides will share their arguments today, a ruling isn’t expected some time.
One provision would strip local districts of their power to tax.
The governor and the GOP-controlled Legislature expect to write a new school funding formula next year.
Garden City schools are anticipating a mid-year budget cut for the fourth consecutive year.
Officials with USD 259 have received nearly $687,000 to help support refugee students that were enrolling in our schools.
The Kansas State Board of Education has approved a total of $7.2 million in additional state aid to 31 public school districts.
The Wichita Public Schools district is taking the final steps to close the doors of Metro Meridian Alternative High School.
Garden City Public Schools will see a small budget increase next year.
After two days in Topeka for a special session, lawmakers were able to get it done.
It’s the first day of the special session called by Governor Brownback for legislators to fix schools.
Lawmakers have been called to a special session later this week by Governor Sam Brownback.
The legislature will tackle the school financing plan next week.
A committee will have a joint meeting Friday to discuss proposed amendments to the state constitution.
Five school districts and nine chambers of commerce in Johnson County have endorsed a plan to increase Kansas school funding by $50 million.