Lawmakers shocked by report that Kansas schools need up to $2 billion

Mar 18, 2018 by

Kansas schools may need between $1.7 billion and $2 billion in new funding to meet performance targets, according to a highly anticipated report provided to lawmakers.

Such massive increases could upend the state’s budget, potentially requiring cuts or tax increases.

The figures released Friday shocked lawmakers and others who had expected the report might provide a low figure on school spending. Instead, the study commissioned by legislative leaders says schools need much more to meet student achievement targets.

Lawmakers have just weeks to respond to a ruling from the Kansas Supreme Court that found state funding of schools is unconstitutionally inadequate.

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