Kansas school funding plan faces multi-million dollar error


A school funding plan which passed the Kansas legislature contains a multi-million dollar error.

Sunday morning, the Kansas Senate passed a more than $520 million dollar school funding bill. The bill adds the money in over the next five years. 

But an $80 million dollar error calculated local property taxes in place of state dollars, impacting how much school districts would actually receive. With the error, the bill would only add about $454 million dollars to schools.

The school funding bill is in response to the State Supreme Court ruling schools are not properly funded. The high court gave lawmakers an April 30th deadline to come up with a solution. 

Lawmakers are currently on their annual two week break and are scheduled to return on the 26th. A spokesman for Governor Colyer says the governor still plans to sign the bill and will work with the legislature to correct the error when they return.

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