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Tue July 9, 2013
State BOE Considers Funding Options
Kansas State Board of Education members are pondering how much additional funding for public schools they'll seek next year.
The board is discussing boosting general state aid and money for professional development and school lunch programs during the fiscal year that starts in July 2014.
One proposal would raise the state's base aid to school districts by $640 per student. That's an increase of almost 17 percent.
The board's budget recommendations would go to Gov. Sam Brownback. The board would lobby legislators once lawmakers open their next annual session in January.
A lawsuit over education funding is pending before the Kansas Supreme Court, with arguments set for October.