Jeff King, left, a former senator now serving as the Legislature's legal counsel on school finance, confers with House Speaker Ron Ryckman during debate in the House on a new school funding system aimed at satisfying a Kansas Supreme Court decision that declared current funding inadequate and unconstitutional.
Blue Cross Blue Shield, 1133 SW Topeka Blvd. in Topeka, is shown in this file photo from June 1, 2007.
The Oak Hill Cemetery Mausoleum is pictured May 24, 2017.
Jimmy Webb performs at the 22nd annual "A Night At Sardi's" to benefit the Alzheimer's Association at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for Alzheimer's Association/AP Images)
Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr., left, R-Olathe, confers with Rep. John Barker, R-Abilene, during a debate on school funding, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Statehouse in Topeka. Lawmakers are considering an increasing in spending on aid to public schools in response to a Kansas Supreme Court order that education funding is inadequate. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
Kansas House Taxation Committee Chairman Steven Johnson, R-Assaria, outlines details of a revised tax plan during negotiations with the Senate, Wednesday, May 25, 2017, at the Statehouse in Topeka. Negotiators have drafted a plan to use a mix of tax increases to raise $953 million over two years to fix the state budget and provide more money for public schools. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
Soon-to-be retired Kennedy Elementary School principal Cris Anderson, left, poses with a check delivered by OurKansas chief financial officer Brad Johnson. OurKansas, a charity that allows Kansans to donate money directly to their local schools, recently gifted Kennedy with approximately $5,000 to support civic awareness and engagement field trips for students. The gift was made possible by an anonymous donor, OurKansas said. The Kennedy fund will be officially known as the Jane M. Holliman Civic Education Fund, in honor of the late educator and mentor, said Thomas Wheatley, chairman and CEO of OurKansas.