school funding formula

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Liberty School District Board of Education Meeting — Tuesday, Feb. 19

Liberty School District’s Board of Education met Tuesday evening, Feb. 19. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: A report on Governor Jay Nixon’s education budget for the coming year. According to the agenda: The State of Missouri Budget status has been released for the period July 2012 through January 2013 and¬†overall … Continue reading

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

Lee’s Summit Superintendent Voices Opinion About State Tax Credits & Public Education Financing

Since the beginning of the Great Recession, the state of Missouri has not been able to fully finance the School Funding Formula as required by law. Superintendents and school boards have had to become creative with ideas about how to pay for public education. David McGehee, superintendent of the Lee’s Summit School District, has published … Continue reading

Originally posted on 20 Pounds Of Headlines:
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas revenue forecasters predict the state will collect nearly $705 million less in the next fiscal year than it will this year as income tax cuts take effect and a sales tax increase expires. The prediction issued Tuesday is the first glimpse at how the…

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

Originally posted on 20 Pounds Of Headlines:
(AP)-As schools across Kansas head into summer recess, attorneys representing 54 school districts will be heading to Shawnee County courtroom to challenge the way the state funds public education. It is the second time this decade that the Kansas school finance formula has been under judicial scrutiny. The last…

MO Legislature Sends $24 Billion State Operating Budget to the Governor

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Kansas Governor’s Call for Tax Reform Might Reduce Funds Available for Public Education

Education funding and tax reform were two topics Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback featured in his State of the State address in Topeka last night. Kansas politicians can’t talk about education these days without mentioning taxes, which provide the state with revenues it needs to fund education. Both tax revenues and the education dollars that depend … Continue reading

Winter Forecast: Expect Education to be a Hot Topic in State Legislatures in 2012

‘Tis the season. If it’s December in Kansas and Missouri, expect colder temperatures, a few snow flurries and … Not that season? Oh, the other season. Yes, if it’s December it’s also time for state lawmakers to pre-file bills in preparation for the January start of the legislative sessions on both sides of the state … Continue reading

Government Report on School Funding Formula in Missouri (Comic Book Version) — Part Three

If you haven’t yet read the first installment in this series, click here. If you haven’t yet read the second installment in this series, click here. If you would like to read Dr. Preis’ report for yourself, click here. If you would like to read the funding formula in Senate Bill 287 for yourself, click … Continue reading


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