Until recently, the facts about education spending in Kansas weren't well known. For example, taxpayers are surprised to learn that total per-pupil spending on Kansas K-12 students averaged $12,225 in FY2010. The powerful education lobby never acknowledges this; rather, it focuses on only a portion of the total that is contributed by state taxpayers. The rest comes from local and federal taxpayers, and each district plans budgets with the total funding.
One key point of discussion at our forums has been the amount of carryover cash/unencumbered funds that Kansas school districts have compiled but not used. Find out how much our local districts have stockpiled. >>
Get educated about education in Kansas by studying the facts about K-12 spending, student achievement and state and federal mandates