Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed Senate Bill 19, an act pertaining to the funding of K-12 education. He issued the following statement:
“The legislature missed an opportunity to substantially improve the K-12 funding system. They did, however, direct more dollars into the classroom by limiting bond and interest aid, encouraging responsible financial stewardship at the local level. Additionally, they included a sunset on the school funding system, allowing for a regular and robust discussion about the needs of Kansas students.”
The Governor has now signed 92 bills into law this session and vetoed three. By law, the Kansas governor has 10 calendar days to sign the bill into law, veto the bill or allow the bill to become law without his signature.
The bill now heads to the Kansas Supreme Court for review.