School Finance

 HB 2374 Testimony (3/22/2017) 
   Expanding the tax credit for low income students scholarship program.
 School Finance Framework Tracking as of March 22 (3/22/2017) 
   This document provides KASB’s policy positions on school funding (first column), major issue discussed by the House K-12 Education Budget Committee during discussions Mar. 13-15.
 President's budget cuts funding for public education, shifts aid to private schools (3/20/2017) 
   Overall, the budget request notes a decrease of more than $9 billion in federal education investments.
 Senate approves budget bill without cuts to schools (3/17/2017) 
   The Kansas Senate on Thursday approved a budget without cuts to public schools or other state services.
 KASB's school finance tracking document (3/17/2017) 
   Here is a link to that document. Next week, more in-depth discussions are expected on school finance.
 KASB legislative webinar at 12:30 p.m. today (3/17/2017) 
   KASB will conduct a legislative webinar at 12:30 p.m. today to review action by the Legislature on school finance, the budget, taxes and other issues.
 Kansas Capitol Connection: A weekly summary of education-related developments before the Legislature (3/17/2017) 
   Spring break? Not for Kansas school leaders.
 School finance discussions continue (3/16/2017) 
   Amendments to bring back additional weightings contained in the 1992 formula could also be offered by committee members.
 K-12 Ed Budget Committee hears school accounting bill (3/16/2017) 
   The House K-12 Education Budget Committee on Wednesday held a hearing on House Bill 2379, which would require school districts to report transaction-level information for all expenditures.
 Action Alert - Urge senators to oppose cut to schools (3/15/2017) 
   KASB urges school leaders to contact their senators as Senate President Susan Wagle said Wednesday she plans to propose a cut to schools during debate Thursday on a state budget bill.
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