Kansas House GOP introduces new, $129 million school finance bill

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

House leaders introduced a new school finance bill on Monday after washing their hands of a version that would have rapidly expanded charter schools under reduced regulations.

The new bill allocates $129 million to help close gaps in school funding between districts identified by the Supreme Court, but it does not state what amount will come from new money versus money shifted from other areas in the budget.

“That mix is still in flux,” said House Majority Leader Jene Vickrey, R-Louisburg. The court ordered the Legislature to fix inequities between districts by July 1.

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