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New school funding bill would add $76 million in state aid, raise local property taxes

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Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, February 2014.

The new school funding plan would add $75.6 million in state spending for K-12 education next year, including almost $2.9 million in additional funding for the Lawrence school district. But the Lawrence district also would be required to raise about $1.7 million in additional local property taxes, if it took full advantage of all of the bill’s various options.

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