State lawmakers are resuming their talks about education funding.
A Kansas Supreme Court ruling last week said the state has created inequalities between schools districts and that lawmakers violated the Kansas Constitution by cutting funds that help equalize school district budgets.
The group that filed that lawsuit, and some lawmakers, say the solution is to restore more than $100 million dollars in education funds.
Democratic House Representative and governor candidate Paul Davis says Kansas has fallen short.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback speaks before a crowd inside the Vermillion Elementary School gym. Brownback stopped at the school to spread his message that state-funded all-day kindergarten is needed across the state.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is currently on a tour of kindergarten facilities across the state. Tuesday afternoon he made his way to Vermillion Elementary in Maize.
Before speaking before a crowd at the school, Brownback visited with kindergarteners during their lessons. The stopover in Maize is part of his campaign to provide state funding for all-day kindergarten throughout Kansas. The cost of the plan is estimated to be an additional $16 million a year for the next five years.
Wichita State President John Bardo gave an outlook of the coming 2013-2014 school year on Monday afternoon. His presentation included new construction planned for the campus.
According to Bardo, a big part of the future of the university is what they are calling "Innovation Campus." This will give an opportunity to outside companies to build infrastructure on school grounds - bringing with them new ideas, technology, jobs and internships.