Kansas House, Senate committees advance bills to fix school funding inequities

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“House and Senate committees advanced bills Tuesday night intended to address inequity in the distribution of funds to school districts statewide.

The Senate bill would provide a voucher-like tax benefit to families who send all their children to private schools or teach them at home. It also added back about $10.5 million that was proposed to be cut from virtual schools that teach through online learning.

The total of cuts and new revenues contained in the bill passed by the Senate Ways and Means Committee could not immediately be determined.”