• Shawnee Mission superintendent wants a property tax increase

    Shawnee Mission superintendent wants a property tax increase0

    How tone-deaf…or insensitive…or just plain entitled…must one be to propose a property tax increase while individuals and business owners are struggling to make ends meet?  Taxpayers in the Shawnee Mission School District are about to find out. The Shawnee Mission Post reports that Superintendent Mike Fulton told the school board the best way to free

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  • 2019 school payroll: 679 employees in 29 districts paid over $100,000

    2019 school payroll: 679 employees in 29 districts paid over $100,0000

    School payroll listings totaling a little over $2 billion for 29 Kansas districts are available for download at KansasOpenGov.org and include 679 employees who were paid more than $100,000 during the 2019 school year. The school payroll listingss posted on KansasOpenGov.org are generally among the largest in Kansas and collectively represent 49% of total enrollment. 

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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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