school funding

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September School Board Reports — Week 1

Three local school boards met last week. Kansas Bonner Springs Highlights: Received information the district’s semiannual debt-service payment for school bonds and interest Turner Highlights: Approving $25,000 to purchase novels for grades 4-12. “[I]n grade levels with iPad accessibility electronic books were selected. It is also necessary to purchase books at the high school level … Continue reading

Economic Segregation in Kansas Public Schools

Public schools in the state of Kansas spend less money to educate students of color than they do to educate white students, according to a study released late last month. In Kansas and almost half of other sates, as the number of minority students in a school increases, the amount the district spends to educate … Continue reading

Kansas Republican Primary: It’s Not Looking Good for the Future of Education Funding

The clock just struck midnight, and it looks like all votes are in from precincts in the Kansas City-metropolitan area in the Kansas Republican primary elections. Education was one of the most important issues in these races, which tended to feature a moderate pitted against one or more conservatives. Almost all of the moderates favored … Continue reading

School Police & Common Core Standards on Agenda for Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education

The Kansas City, Kansas School District’s Board of Education met Tuesday, June 26, at 5 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items — such as declaring a nacho warmer and rolling pins to be surplus property and paying the bills — board members had a full schedule. They reviewed a contract to provide police service in … Continue reading

MO State Board of Education Approves Tobacco Tax Initiative to Fund Schools

Missouri’s State Board of Education has issued a press release with news of their approval of a proposed new sales tax on tobacco products. This tax would raise funds for public education in the state. Approval came at the board’s June meeting last week in Jefferson City: Missouri State Board of Education Affirms the Healthy … Continue reading

Originally posted on 20 Pounds Of Headlines:
(AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court questioned Monday whether voters should still get a say on a trio of pocketbook initiatives this November if it rules that the auditor didn’t have the authority to estimate the measures’ effect on state revenues. At issue before the seven-member high court are…


Originally posted on 20 Pounds Of Headlines:
(AP) – An attorney representing the state of Kansas says legislators did the best they could to maintain education funding while faced with a struggling state economy in recent years. Arthur Chalmers is a Wichita attorney hired by the state in the latest school finance litigation. During opening statements…

Kansas City, Kansas School District to Hold Town Hall Meeting Thursday Evening

The Kansas City, Kansas School District will hold a Community Town Hall Meeting Thursday, March 29, at 6 p.m. Topics of discussion will include school funding, college and career readiness and new ways for students to learn. This event, which is open to the public, will take place at the district’s Central Office and Training … Continue reading

Two Education Bills Introduced as Kansas House of Representatives Convenes

Education issues should be prominent in this year’s session of the House of Representatives in the Kansas State Legislature, which convened Monday in Topeka. 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 … Continue reading

Platte County R-3 Board of Education to Meet This Evening

The Platte County R-3 School District’s Board of Education is scheduled to meet this evening, December 15, in a closed executive session at 5:30 p.m. and a regular board meeting at 6:30. The regular board meeting is open to the public. According to the open meeting agenda, the board is planning to consider three action … Continue reading


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