Proposition B

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Lee’s Summit Superintendent Explains Impact of Proposition B Failure on School Funding

Missouri voters recently rejected Proposition B, a sales tax on tobacco products, which would have provided some funding for public schools. David McGehee, superintendent of the Lee’s Summit School District, has published a blog post describing the effect the rejection of this proposition means to funding in his district and others. To read his post, … Continue reading

Proposition B: Sweet Dreams of a Tobacco Tax & Fully Funded Public Schools Go Up in Smoke

Proponents wanted to raise Missouri’s tobacco tax — the lowest in the nation — and use the proceeds to help fund public schools, health care and smoking cessation programs. At 1:12 a.m. on November 7, almost all the votes were in, but results from 65 precincts were still outstanding. Right then it looked like the … Continue reading

Proposition B: Vote “Yes!”

Those of us who came of age in the hippie era will remember a peace quote: “It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.” This election cycle in Missouri, we might well paraphrase that … Continue reading

October School Board Reports — Week 4

Eight local school boards met last week. Kansas Gardner-Edgerton Highlight: Supervising projects funded by the sale of $72 million in school bond debt approved by voters earlier this year. Kansas City, Kansas Highlight: Routine responsibilities of governance Shawnee Mission Highlights: Taking advantage of favorable interest rates to save money for the district by refinancing some … Continue reading


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