KASB testifying in support of several proposed changes to school finance law

KASB will be testifying today and Tuesday in support of three bills that would change certain portions of the school finance law. 

HB 2636, which is before the House K-12 Education Budget Committee today, would repeal the limit on school district bond issues. KASB supports this bill because current law fails to consider actual needs of school districts, such as growth in inflation, student enrollment, higher building costs and school security. Here is a link to KASB’s testimony. 

SB 423, before the Senate Select Committee on Education Finance today, would eliminate the 10 percent at-risk floor and expanded use of capital outlay. KASB supports this bill, noting that Kansas Supreme Court held the current provisions as inequitable in the Gannon school finance case. Here is a link to KASB’s testimony.  

On Tuesday, the House K-12 Education Budget Committee will take up HB 2445, which would address equity issues in Gannon. Here is a link to KASB’s testimony. 

 

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