During a Dec. 19 meeting with local legislators, school board members were told that moves likely would be afoot in the Legislature to decrease funding for public schools.
The Kansas Association of School Boards is asking the Legislature to raise the per-pupil spending base by the state from $3,626 to $4,500.
KASB also is asking legislators to maintain the property tax structure that gives school districts a flat 35 mills in property taxes. If the property tax revenue is lost, the KASB wants the state to replace it with corresponding increases in state income and sales taxes.
The Lawrence school board supports KASB proposals.