Report recommends up to $2 billion for school funding

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A school-funding study surprised skeptics Friday with a recommendation to spend up to $2 billion more on education to answer a state Supreme Court ruling ordering more money for schools.

The consultants’ study recommended additional spending ranging from $451 million to about $2 billion, depending on what student outcomes are desired. The study suggested that the funding might be phased in over five years.

The state now spends about $4.6 billion a year on elementary and secondary education, but the Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that is not adequate.

The study sets the stage for the rest of . . .

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