In search of school $$

Rep. Steven Johnson
Capitol View

Funding required for K-12 education continues to be at the center of discussions in Topeka. To facilitate this discussion, the tax committee will hear a bill to raise the revenue needed to fund schools at the level suggested by the Kansas Board of Education in response to the Gannon lawsuit.

The Board of Education suggested we need to increase funding $659.9 million above the nearly $300 million already increased over the last two years. To do that using property tax would require an increase of roughly 18 mills.

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