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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