Versions of a new school finance bill being considered in the Kansas House and Senate would allow for an increase in the “local option budget” – the portion of a school district’s operating budget that can come from local property taxes — from 31 percent to 33 percent.
If such an increase were passed into law, would you support the Shawnee Mission School District upping its local option budget by raising property taxes? Why or why not? Are your kids in public school or private school? Does their schooling situation have an impact on your thinking about public school finance?
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