Dire consequences if Legislature fails to act on school finance, official warns

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By Peter Hancock

March 11, 2014

TOPEKA — A top Kansas education official warned of possible dire consequences to public schools if the Legislature fails to address equity issues in one part of the state school finance system by July 1.

Deputy Education Commissioner Dale Dennis said districts could lose as much as $1 billion statewide, or about 25 percent of their total operating budgets, if lawmakers fail to fix equity issues in the Local Option Budget portion of the state school finance formula.

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