Attorney calls Kansas lawmakers' school aid plan inadequate
May 7, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An attorney for school districts that successfully sued Kansas said Monday that a legislative plan to boost education funding over five years is inadequate as lawmakers wrestled with the details of how new money would be distributed.
A special House committee began debating a plan to phase in a $762 million increase in the state's annual aid of more than $4 billion for its 286 public school districts. The Kansas Supreme Court ruled in March that the state's current education funding is inadequate and gave legislators until June 30 to enact a new finance law.