In its first story since the hiring of investigative journalist Paul Soutar, the Flint Hills Center for Public Policy takes a look at the Kansas school budget process, specifically the large amount of unencumbered cash held by Kansas school districts.
It appears that the Kansas system of school finance is complicated. “Kansas Board of Education member Walt Chappell says the current approach to school budgeting needs an overhaul. ‘Right now we’ve got a convoluted system that’s been developed over the years that has almost no correlation to what is needed to educate a child.’”
The article is available in pdf form by clicking on School Districts Sitting on $1.36 Billion.