UPDATE: 9:00 p.m. After receiving several messages from you, we’ve received word from key Senators that they will be taking the weekend to review this development. We are suspending our action alert at this time. Stay tuned early next week for more information.
What we are hearing is that Senate President Susan Wagle (R-Wichita) and Senator Jim Denning (R-Overland Park) are spearheading plans to debate a rescission bill impacting the current fiscal year. Reports are that this bill includes as much as a 2% cut (estimated $60 million) to public schools for the current school year. In other words, schools would lose 2% of their annual budget and have to make up for their loss during the last few months of the school year. Talk under the dome is that a hearing could come on the floor of the Senate by Wednesday. The fiscal year ends on June 30.
We do not have a bill number yet but it’s time to take action.
If you attend a back home legislative forum this weekend tell your Senator to vote NO on any bill that would cut school funding. Instead, they must work to adequately fund our public schools as directed by the Supreme Court.