TOPEKA — Two Kansas legislative committees will debate changes in education funding and school finance amendments to the state constitution in a joint meeting this week.
The House and Senate Judiciary committees Monday released the agenda for a two-day meeting that begins Thursday. The panels are meeting ahead of a special session beginning June 23.
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback called the special session to address a state Supreme Court order last month declaring that the state’s education funding system remains unfair to poor school districts. The court said schools will not be able to reopen after June 30 without further fixes.
The committees’ agenda shows that they could recommend changes in education funding. But they will also consider proposing constitutional amendments to curb the courts’ power in reviewing school finance issues.