• 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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  • School Lawsuits: Over $7 Million Diverted from Classrooms to Lawyers

    School Lawsuits: Over $7 Million Diverted from Classrooms to Lawyers0

    The Gannon and Montoy school lawsuits have resulted in school districts diverting $7.3 million that could have been spent on Instruction to their lawyers suing between the 2005 and 2017 school years.  The data is provided by one of the districts’ law firms – Somers, Robb and Robb.  The downloadable listing below indicates over $300,000

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  • New education funding targeted toward teacher compensation, not student outcomes

    New education funding targeted toward teacher compensation, not student outcomes0

    There was much spirited and often heated discussion regarding the crafting of the new education finance law among the various legislative committee hearings during the 2017 session. Legislators debated a variety of approaches that addressed the amount of additional money that would go to schools, with a keen eye toward what they felt would satisfy

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