Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback Monday signed an education finance bill that passed on the last day of the legislative session this year.
Legislators from northeast Johnson County opposed the bill. The measure provided money intended to meet a court order to fund equalization, but it also removed due process for the state’s teachers, established a corporate scholarship tax credit to aid students moving to private schools and eliminated some at-risk funding categories.
A provision that allows local school districts to raise more money from local option budget levies is expected to generate about $3.3 million more for the Shawnee Mission School District each year.
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