The past few weeks following the Gannon school finance decision have been incredibly busy. The workload in my committees has made corresponding with you more difficult than usual, but I know many of you are Shawnee Mission Post readers and you likely saw my Capitol Update article. I’ve been inundated by calls and emails, and am grateful for your strong support.
Thanks especially to KCUR for their invitation earlier in the week to be on this week's edition of Statehouse Blend: The Complicated Path To A Kansas School Funding Formula.
School Finance Formula
In the House, the K-12 Budget Committee has been working since January to gather background information and hold public hearings on a variety of school funding proposals. With the end of session drawing near, the Chairman introduced his version of a school finance plan earlier this week. HB 2410 was released on Wednesday and we have held two days of public hearings, with a third planned for Monday, all live-streamed for maximum transparency.