Legislators, educators and politicians are hitting the books to find new ways to fund Kansas schools.


Legislators, educators and politicians are hitting the books to find new ways to fund Kansas schools.

An interim legislative committee heard two developing proposals this week, both of which would make significant changes to public education.

One would shift the share of funding schools to local districts through property taxes. The plan is similar to one that was introduced by House GOP leaders during the 2010 session.

The other would rethink how students are prepared for life after high school.

Still other options are being developed by a working group of superintendents and school board members.

All this takes place with the likelihood that a lawsuit challenging the current finance scheme will be filed in the next 30 days.