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Sebelius to sign bill for school funding increase

July 20, 2005

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— Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will sign into law legislation increasing school funding by $148.4 million today in Topeka.

The measure was approved earlier this month by the Legislature in a special session under pressure from the Kansas Supreme Court.

Sebelius will hold bill-signing ceremonies at North High School in Wichita and then Meadows Elementary in Topeka.

Combined with a $142 million increase adopted earlier, schools will receive $290 million in new funding for the coming school year.

The Kansas Supreme Court has said the increase is an interim step toward achieving a constitutional finance system that provides adequate funding that is distributed fairly.

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