When it comes to funding schools, Kansas lawmakers know theyre in a hurry.
The state Supreme Court has set an April 30 deadline for submitting a new plan. That gives the right honorables about a month. But theres a significant rub: The Legislature is scheduled to be off April 6-26.
There are other complicating factors. Some lawmakers remain insistent that a constitutional amendment be passed that would minimize future school spending. Also, a report by a consultant just recommended massive increases in spending if lawmakers want to meet educational goals.