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Kansas Board of Education to examine school laws, bonds

April 6, 2015

— The Kansas State Board of Education is meeting April 16 to review changes to the state's education laws including an overhaul in the way schools are funded.

The board also plans to consider giving authority to hold bond elections to the Haysville, Maize, Haven, Great Bend and Dodge City districts and the Central district in Cowley County. They would issue a total of $260 million in bonds.

Since the state school board met in March, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law a bill overhauling the way the state distributes more than $4 billion in aid to schools.

Districts will lose $51 million they expected to receive for the current school year under the plan. State funding for schools would then increase for the next two school years.

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