Public schools in the state have not been fully funded since shortly after the start of the Great Recession, which led to a decrease in state revenues. The highlight of this session is predicted to be debate over ways to reform public school financing. Gov. Sam Brownback introduced his school funding plan at the December meeting of the Kansas State Board of Education. And yesterday Democrats from the state legislature introduced their plan.
So far representatives have not introduced any school finance legislation on the House floor. However, they have introduced two other bills related to education topics.
HB 2425 is now assigned to the House Standing Committee on Elections.
Four Kansas City metropolitan-area representatives serve on the elections committee. They are Chairman Scott Schwab (R-Olathe), Rep. Kelly Meigs (R-Lenexa), Rep. Robert Montgomery (R-Olathe) and Rep. John Rubin (R-Shawnee).
The House will reconvene Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m.
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