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72-6463. Classroom learning assuring student success act; citation; purpose. (a) The provisions of K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 72-6463 through 72-6481, and K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 72-6483 through 72-6485, and amendments thereto, shall be known and may be cited as the classroom learning assuring student success act.

(b) The legislature hereby declares that the intent of this act is to lessen state interference and involvement in the local management of school districts and to provide more flexibility and increased local control for school district boards of education and administrators in order to:

(1) Enhance predictability and certainty in school district funding sources and amounts;

(2) allow school district boards of education and administrators to best meet their individual school district's financial needs; and

(3) maximize opportunities for more funds to go to the classroom.

To meet this legislative intent, state financial support for elementary and secondary public education will be met by providing a block grant for school years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 to each school district. Each school district's block grant will be based in part on, and be at least equal to, the total state financial support as determined for school year 2014-2015 under the school district finance and quality performance act, prior to its repeal. All school districts will be held harmless from any decreases to the final school year 2014-2015 amount of total state financial support.

(c) The legislature further declares that the guiding principles for the development of subsequent legislation for the finance of elementary and secondary public education should consist of the following:

(1) Ensuring that students' educational needs are funded;

(2) providing more funding to classroom instruction;

(3) maximizing flexibility in the use of funding by school district boards of education and administrators; and

(4) achieving the goal of providing students with those education capacities established in K.S.A. 72-1127, and amendments thereto.

(d) The provisions of this section shall be effective from and after July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2017.

History: L. 2015, ch. 4, § 4; L. 2016, ch. 45, § 6; July 1.



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