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  • Tracking Kansas ARPA Funds

    Tracking Kansas ARPA Funds0

    Like a train barreling through town without brakes, inflation shows no sign of stopping soon, with prices in May of this year 8.6% higher than they were a year ago. What’s the cause? At least 80% of all dollars in the U.S. economy have been printed since January 2020 as part of a flood of

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  • 2021 school payroll: 941 employees in 31 districts paid over $100k

    2021 school payroll: 941 employees in 31 districts paid over $100k0

    School payroll listings totaling $2.1 billion for 31 Kansas districts are available for download at KansasOpenGov.org and the list includes 941 employees who were paid more than $100,000 during the 2019 school year. Johnson County districts dominate the list of highest-paid employees, with 13 of the 25 slots.  Blue Valley has four slots, Olathe and Shawnee

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  • With no accountability, spending increases won’t help students

    With no accountability, spending increases won’t help students0

    The Kansas Department of Education says school funding will increase by more than $500 million this year, but a review of district budgets indicates no shift in spending patterns and that’s not good news for students.  It’s also not surprising, given that there is zero accountability for local school boards and administrators to improve achievement.

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