School Finance

 Senate approves budget that depends on more revenue (3/30/2017) 
   The Kansas Senate on Thursday approved 25-15 an unbalanced budget for the next two years, with funding dependent on new revenue that has not been determined, and no additional funding for school finance in response to the Gannon decision.
 Committee debate on school finance bill delayed (3/29/2017) 
   A meeting of the House K-12 Education Committee to consider a new school finance plan has been cancelled Wednesday, as committee leaders and members consider possible amendments to HB 2410.
 KASB legislative webinar Friday (3/29/2017) 
   KASB will conduct a webinar at 12:30 p.m. Friday to review the progress of school finance and budget and tax issues before the Legislature.
 Committee to work on school finance bill as hearings end (3/28/2017) 
   The House K-12 Education Budget Committee is expected to heavily amend its proposed school finance bill, House Bill 2410, after three days of hearings ended Monday.
 Appropriations Committee wrestles with budget gap; shifts parent education funding (3/28/2017) 
   The House Appropriations Committee continued debate on state agency funding for the fiscal years 2018 and 2019 budget, and unanimously agreed to shift funding for the Parents as Teachers program so limits on participation could be removed.
 KASB study shows poverty has negative impact on test scores (3/27/2017) 
   KASB on Monday released a report that shows poverty has a negative impact on student test scores.
 Testimony (3/24/2017) 
 Kansas Capitol Connection: A weekly summary of education-related developments before the Legislature (3/24/2017) 
   Two weeks from first adjournment, the Kansas Legislature has started what promises to be a difficult process to pass a new school finance plan, state budget and the tax increases needed to pay for it all.
 House Committee hears tax credit bill (3/24/2017) 
   The House Education Committee on Thursday held a hearing on HB 2374, which expands the existing tax credit for low income students scholarship program.
 KASB webinar on school finance today (3/24/2017) 
   KASB will conduct a deeper dive into the details of a new school finance proposal during a webinar at 12:30 p.m. today.
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