School finance bill advances

The Kansas Senate passed a school finance bill, Senate Bill 142, out of the Senate on March 14.

The bill includes amounts that were proposed by the Kansas State Board of Education and Kansas Department of Education for school finance.

Gov. Laura Kelly released this statement on the passage of the bill:

“I’m pleased that the Senate passed Senate Bill 142 this evening,” Gov. Kelly stated. “This bill adopts recommendations proposed by the Kansas State Board of Education and the Kansas Department of Education to restore the investment in Kansas classrooms. The goal of this bill is to address inflation, end the litigation and meet the needs of our students, teachers, and schools.

“We look forward to continuing to work with lawmakers to move this bill forward through the process and settle this once and for all.”

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