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Kansas Governor Signs Education Funding Fix

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The Kansas Supreme Court ruled in October that the state's current funding of more than $4 billion a year isn't sufficient under the state constitution.

Lawmakers agreed on a bill ensuring that the sate phases in a $534 million increase in spending over five years as intended.  After the bill was signed, a flaw was discovered that inadvertently shorted schools $80 million. On Monday, May 7th, Gov. Colyer signed legislation fixing the flaw.  The signing ceremony was held at the Olathe public schools' headquarters.

On Monday, Attorney General Derek Schmidt filed a brief regarding the legislative enactments in the school finance case. The next round of briefing is due May 14th.

The Kansas Supreme Court will hold a hearing to consider whether the new funding law increases spending enough on May 22nd, 2018.

Click here for a copy of today's brief.

The case is Gannon v. State, No. 113267 (Kan. S. Ct.).

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