Kansas Senate GOP unveils schools plan
Topeka Republican leaders in the Kansas Senate have outlined a new school funding plan that would give local districts extra authority to increase property taxes to supplement their state funds.
GOP leaders unveiled the plan Wednesday in a caucus of Republican senators.
The plan is designed to meet a Kansas Supreme Court mandate for the state to boost aid to poor districts.
The proposal would provide $134 million to poor districts. It would allow school districts to use property taxes to raise a local option budget of 33 percent. The state currently allows 31 percent.
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