Topeka Even before the next state budget takes effect in Kansas, the State Board of Education will start discussing the spending plan that will follow it.
The 10-member board is scheduled to begin its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, and the state's fiscal year 2013 budget is on the agenda.
Kansas will start its 2012 fiscal year July 1. The $13.8 billion spending plan that will take effect reduces general state aid to public schools by $232 million, or 5.6 percent. That's all but certain to force the state's 289 school districts to consider laying off teachers and other personnel.
Gov. Sam Brownback won't present his fiscal 2013 budget proposals to legislators until they reconvene in January. But agencies submit their proposals to his staff well before then.