• School Districts Plan Large Spending Increases

    School Districts Plan Large Spending Increases0

    A sampling of fifteen of the largest school districts in Kansas shows each district plans to spend more this year and most are budgeting fairly large spending increases – at the same time that the Kansas Supreme Court says schools are underfunded and school cash reserves set another record last year. The Department of Education

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  • A Student-Focused Response to the Kansas Supreme Court

    A Student-Focused Response to the Kansas Supreme Court0

    There’s good basis for the growing sentiment to defy the recent Kansas Supreme Court opinion on school funding in Gannon, but that would only perpetuate the real education crisis – low achievement levels overall and horrendous achievement gaps for low income students. The time it would take to close achievement gaps for low income students

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  • School District Cash Reserves at Record Highs

    School District Cash Reserves at Record Highs0

    At the same time courts and taxpayer-funded school lawyers claim school districts to lack adequate funding, school district cash reserves set new records last year according to the Kansas Department of Education.  Total cash reserves set a new record at just over $2 billion and each major category also set new records.  Operating cash reserves

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  • PBS Ruckus: KPI President Dave Trabert Proposes Student-focused Response to Supreme Court Ruling on School Funding.

    PBS Ruckus: KPI President Dave Trabert Proposes Student-focused Response to Supreme Court Ruling on School Funding.0

    [cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Kansas City public television station KCPT-TV interviews KPI President Dave Trabert about the recent Supreme Court ruling on school funding…including the potential impact on funding for other services and your taxes if the Legislature complies and KPI’s

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  • Audio: Dave Trabert on Kansas Supreme Court Gannon Ruling

    Audio: Dave Trabert on Kansas Supreme Court Gannon Ruling0

    Listen to audio from Dave Trabert’s radio interview with KCMO 103.7 Host, Greg Knapp, on October 09, 2017 concerning the most recent Kansas Supreme Court decision in the Gannon v. State of Kansas school finance lawsuit.

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  • School Funding Ruling May Cause Devastating Tax Hikes

    School Funding Ruling May Cause Devastating Tax Hikes0

    The Kansas Supreme Court’s recent Gannon school funding ruling, if endorsed by legislators, would cause devastating tax hikes on top of record-setting tax increases just passed.  The Court cited vast differences between the new money appropriated by the Legislature ($293 million more in FY 2019) and the amount demanded by school districts (at least $1.7

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