Kansas governor’s office unveils plan to overhaul school finance formula

Jay Senter - December 14, 2011 10:54 am

Gov. Sam Brownback’s office has presented its proposal for overhauling the state’s school finance formula, a set of steps that would take effect in July 2013 if approved by the state legislature.

The highlights include:

  • Lifting the cap on the amount of money school districts can raise through local property taxes.
  • Removing the tie between a district’s ability to spend funds and the number of at-risk students and non-fluent English speakers enrolled.
  • Distributing educational funding based on a new formula that favored districts with the lowest property wealth.

See full coverage of the proposal from the Topeka Capital Journal and the Associated Press.

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