Here’s how education leaders would use a $600 million investment in K-12

Education leaders Monday told legislators that most of a proposed $600 million increase in school funding would go toward retaining and recruiting teachers and evidence-based programs to help students, especially those who are at risk of failing. 

School superintendents also told members of the House K-12 Education Budget Committee that they would favor a phased-in funding increase, which has been cited as one way to address a Kansas Supreme Court ruling that the state school finance system is inadequate. 

In response to a legislative request, the Kansas State Department of Education surveyed school districts on how they would use an additional $600 million. The results of that survey can be read here. 

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