Rep. Rhoades continues to dispute Gannon equity funding figures

It looks like those of us who did not yet have children in school or weren’t yet paying attention during the Montoy litigation may get to see how you start with an order to fix school funding, and end up with multiple rounds of litigation ending with a very specific remedy order.
“The Legislature faces a July 1 deadline to close funding disparities between school districts.
The Department of Education and the nonpartisan Kansas Legislative Research Department have calculated that $129 million is needed to do that. . .
Rhoades still disputed that a specific figure has been determined. ‘I’m saying I don’t think we know what the dollar figure is,’ he said.
Rachel Whitten, spokeswoman for House Speaker Ray Merrick, later said that $129 million ‘is just a starting point. Members are welcome to make adjustments either direction in committee or on the floor.'”
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