State Education Department releases information on district impact of school law

The Kansas State Department of Education has posted a printout showing the estimated impact of the new school finance act on school district funding next year. 

The combination of a higher base state aid amount and additional special education state aid is expected to add $194 million to school district budgets next year. 

Here are links to the spreadsheet showing the estimated change for each school district and explanation of the spreadsheet columns. Here is a link to the KSDE page that has the district-by-district information and other school finance information.

These increases in school district operating funds are not the only increases in school district aid. School district contributions made by the state for the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System are expected to increase $264.8 million, partially because KPERS was reduced this year. Local Option Budget state aid will increase $9 million, bond and interest state aid $12 million and capital outlay state aid $2 million. 

In total, state aid for these major categories will increase nearly $500 million next year over the current year, based on SB 16 and current law as signed by the Governor, unless the Legislature makes adjustments in the final budget bill when it returns May 1. 

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