Archive for Monday, August 3, 2009

State Board of Education prepares to discuss legislative agenda

Funding increase expected to be major goal

August 3, 2009


— The Kansas Board of Education meets next week to begin discussing its legislative agenda for 2010.

The board has already decided to request a $282 million increase in funding for elementary and secondary education. The board wants legislators to fund schools at the level required by state law despite declining revenues.

Legislators trimmed K-12 spending by $163 million for the upcoming academic year. Lawmakers used federal stimulus funds to avoid even deeper cuts.

The Board of Education meets Aug. 11 and 12 in Topeka.


Paul R Getto 8 years, 7 months ago

They should join the effort to review tax exemptions. 90% of the property and 75% of the sales are not taxed, leaving the rest of us to pick up the slack.

SettingTheRecordStraight 8 years, 7 months ago

"And when you ask them: How much should we give? Ooh, they only answer More! More! More!"

Fortunate Son by Credence Clearwater Revival

Bob Burton 8 years, 7 months ago

Sorry, but the schools need to bleed like every body else!! When times are better, then they can ask for more money..

kugrad 8 years, 7 months ago

Also on the agenda: "How to add information on dinosaur bones being buried by the devil to trick us into thinking dinosaurs are real into the science curriculum."

"Should speaking in tongues be allowed during quiet time at lunch?"

"Banning globes from classrooms as they don't show earth to be flat"

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