School districts appear likely to lose money under new appropriations bill

“In fact, for many school districts including Lawrence, the bill as a whole would result in a net loss of state funding because the additional money in so-called “equalization aid” would not result in any new spending authority, but instead would replace money currently being raised through local property taxes.”

Leadership cannot contemplate restoring equity funding for schools without taking other funding away. Our schools are still feeling the impact of recession-era cuts, but we’re supposed to accept further cuts. That’s part of why we’re walking to Topeka.

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