All about schools

NEIGHBORS: Good news on the school funding bill. Details below. I also wanted to share some good news stories from Kansas public schools. Hope you find them interesting! SCHOOLS STAY OPEN The Kansas Supreme Court extended the July 1 deadline for closing schools, and that’s good!  The Court said the new school funding law could stay in place until it…

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Budget to the Governor

NEIGHBORS: The Legislature wrapped up its business on the 113th day of the session. The last item of business – the 2018-19 budget – is on its way to the Governor’s desk. Details below. 2018-19 Budget info House and Senate conferees agreed to a budget of $6.38 billion from our state general fund for fiscal year 2018. (FYI, $6.3 billion…

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New tax rates and school funding plan

NEIGHBORS: A new school funding bill is on the Governor’s desk and a tax bill is law. See details below. SCHOOL FUNDING BILL TO THE GOVERNOR SB 19 creates a new school funding formula. It passed the House 67-55 and the Senate 23-17.  It is on the Governor’s desk for his consideration. He can sign it, veto it, or let…

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State Board of Education April update

Friends: The Legislature returned on May 1. They have a boat load of work to do! Taxes, budget, and school funding will be on center stage. I will be updating you as things happen. In the mean time, I’m reporting tonight on state school board issues. Hope you find this interesting!   Meeting with Senator Moran The State Board met…

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