Financing Schools

KASB’s Daily Education Roundup, Tue. Feb. 12

On Tuesday, KASB testified in favor of Gov. Laura Kelly’s school finance plan — SB 44 — and against HB 2166, which would require high schools offer a course on financial literacy and all students pass the course to graduate.  No committee action was taken on either bill.   KASB’s Associate Director for Advocacy Mark Tallman told the Senate Select Committee on Education Finance that SB 44 provided the funds necessary for student success and a path to ending the long running Gannon lawsuit. Based on questions from committee members, school leaders are urged to contact their legislators and provide information [...]

Read more...

KASB’s Daily Education Roundup for Mon. Feb. 11

With key legislative deadlines approaching, the bill hopper is hopping and legislative hearings are piling up. On Monday, the Senate Education Committee considered SB 128, which would recalibrate the number of safety drills that schools must have and the House K-12 Education Budget Committee held an informational hearing on Gov. Laura Kelly’s school finance plan. 

Read more...

KASB Daily Education Roundup for Thur. Feb. 7

Senate Republicans on Thursday approved mostly corporate tax cuts, but the 26-14 margin fell one vote short of the two-thirds majority that would be needed to override a gubernatorial veto. Also on Thursday, were meetings on issues related to transition services for students with disabilities, early childhood learning and at-risk funding. On the tax cuts,

Read more...

KASB’s Education Daily Roundup for Wed. Feb. 6

Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan to increase school funding and balance the budget is coming into conflict with Republican leadership attempts to cut taxes. On Wednesday, Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, helped pushed through a bill that would cut taxes by $190 million in the next fiscal year and more than $400 million over three years. The tax cuts

Read more...