TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Gov. Sam Brownback is making a point of soliciting opinions and ideas from educators, parents and others on school funding.
Brownback had a news conference Wednesday to call for ideas and announce that he’s urging groups and individuals to email their comments or proposals. He also sent a letter to more than 50 school districts and organizations.
Brownback is asking people to submit their comments by Nov. 30.
The Republican governor and the GOP-controlled Legislature expect to write a new school funding formula next year.
A group of Kansas school administrators has been working for months on a plan and unveiled its outlines Wednesday during a forum.
The proposal would strip local school districts of their taxing powers and set a single statewide property tax for schools.