Kansas' public schools could receive a slight increases in per-student spending starting in fiscal year 2015.
The State House Appropriations Committee accepted a subcommittee's report on K-12 spending Monday morning. The subcommittee's budget allocates more than $3 billion dollars for all public schools. Funding per pupil would remain at $3,838 for fiscal year 2014 but would increase marginally by $14 per pupil starting July 1, 2014.
The Senate Ways and Means Committee also reviewed funding proposals for Wichita State, K-State, KU, Pittsburg State, Emporia State, and Fort Hays State universities Monday. The committee ratified a proposal to deny a $10 million expansion to the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, saying the university could tap into its reserve funds for the project.
All spending recommendations will be folded into a state government budget bill that will be up for debate over the next few weeks.