Legislators, educators and politicians are
hitting the books to find new ways to fund Kansas schools.
An interim legislative committee heard two developing proposals
this week, both of which would make significant changes to public
One would shift the share of funding schools to local districts
through property taxes. The plan is similar to one that was
introduced by House GOP leaders during the 2010 session.
The other would rethink how students are prepared for life after
Still other options are being developed by a working group of
superintendents and school board members.
All this takes place with the likelihood that a lawsuit
challenging the current finance scheme will be filed in the next 30