Colyer calls for legislature to pass school finance plan

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – Governor Jeff Colyer Saturday has urged the legislature to pass a 5-year $500 million school finance plan. The governor wants lawmakers to send the measure to his desk before they leave Topeka Saturday.

“I call on the legislature to pass a 5-year $500 million school finance plan before they leave today,” Colyer said in a news release. “With strong fiscal leadership, $500 million is affordable and sustainable without a tax increase on Kansas families. The plan must also address the equity deficiencies cited by the Kansas Supreme Court and targe specific improvements in student achievement.”

Colyer said it’s important Kansas families and others know their schools won’t close.

“The time to act is now. Kansas students, teachers and families need to know their schools will remain open and be funded adequately and equitably. As I learned when I worked for Ronald Reagan: ‘It can be done.'”

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