TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A bill has been proposed in the Kansas Legislature that would allow taxpayers to donate money to local schools.
The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/1T9LumR ) reports that a House tax committee held a hearing about the proposed bill Wednesday. If passed, the bill would place options for $1, $5, $10 and empty spaces for taxpayers to write in their donation of choice and unified school district of choice on state individual income tax returns.
State Rep. Joe Seiwert, who created the bill, said that his constituents often ask how they can make small donations to their school district.
Renwick USD 267 Superintendent Tracy Bourne said at the hearing that the bill does not resolve concerns with the overall issues of school funding, but does provide some potential new revenue sources.
The committee took no action on the bill on Wednesday.