The new formula hammered out by the legislature in its recently concluded session increases school spending by $285 million in the next two years in order to assure all students to meet basic state standards.
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June 26, 2017
March 02, 2017
The decision in a long-running K-12 finance case, could create serious difficulties for Kansas lawmakers already pondering how to dig out from a $900 million budget hole.
September 29, 2016
The court ruled unconstitutional the way the state funds the program, which gives students tax money to spend on private school tuition.
September 07, 2016
A judge said the state's funding formula, teacher evaluation system, standards and special education services were all inadequate and gave the legislature six months to come up with reforms.
June 25, 2016
The plaintiffs' lawyers in an ongoing lawsuit are satisfied with a bill passed by legislators late Friday that would add $38 million to the K-12 funding formula.
June 09, 2016
In an amicus brief filed with the state's supreme court, Randy Dorn, Washington's superintendent of public instruction, said the court should consider witholding money from the state's school system to force the legislature to fix its funding formula.
May 23, 2016
A ballot measure that passed last week will let districts tap into a state land trust for an extra $2.1 billion over the next decade.
May 13, 2016
The state's highest court rejected arguments by more than half of the state's school districts that the Texas school funding formula fails to meet constitutional standards.
March 29, 2016
The districts allege the state department miscalculated the state's funding formula for 22 years, and now owes them millions of dollars.
March 28, 2016
Without hurting wealthy districts, the state added $2 million to its funding formula while restructuring it.