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De Soto Board of Education to Meet This Evening

Art Credit: KC Education Enterprise | Illustration Credit: 123rf stock image | Logo Credit: De Soto School District

The De Soto School District’s Board of Education will meet Monday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m.

In addition to routine items on the agenda, such as approving the payment of bills and the hiring of new employees, board members will hear a report from the district finance director on the topic of school bond funding.

Uncertainty about the status of state aid for school bonds and interest will be a focus of Finance Director Ken Larsen’s report. The state legislature is considering changing the way Kansas funds education. Currently districts can only use bond funds for capital improvements. For the past two decades, the state has assisted districts with these types of building and renovation projects by paying for a percentage of voter-approved bond and interest payments. Among school funding changes proposed during the current session of the state legislature, after July 1 Kansas may no longer pay for any portion of bonds approved by voters. Although De Soto still has voter authorization to sell $23 million in additional school bonds, whether those bonds will still be eligible for state aid after next July is unknown.

The Board of Education meeting, which is open to the public, will take place in the district Administration/Board of Education Building; 35200 West 91st St.; De Soto, KS 66018.


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JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.


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