Funded: State Policy Analysis

A Detailed Look at Each State's Funding Policies

Below, see summaries of the state’s education funding policy in each issue area. Click the Expand icon next to any summary to see more detail, if available, about that state’s policy regarding that issue area. Click the Citation icon
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Kansas
Funding Basics
Formula Type

Kansas has suspended its student funding formula.  School districts currently receive funding in the form of a block grant.

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Base Amount

Kansas has suspended its student funding formula and does not currently use a base amount.  School districts currently receive funding in the form of a block grant.

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Expected Local Share

Kansas has suspended its student funding formula.  School districts currently receive funding in the form of a block grant.

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Student Characteristics
Grade Level

Kansas has suspended its student funding formula and does not currently differentiate funding based on students’ grade levels.  School districts currently receive funding in the form of a block grant.

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English-Language Learner

Kansas has suspended its student funding formula.  School districts currently receive funding in the form of a block grant.

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Student Poverty

Kansas has suspended its student funding formula.  School districts currently receive funding in the form of a block grant.

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Special Education

Kansas funds special education using a partial reimbursement system, in which districts report their special education expenses to the state and receive reimbursement for a portion of those expenses.

The state reimburses districts for three types of expenses associated with implementing students’ special education plans: transportation (reimbursed at a rate of 80%), special teachers (reimbursed based on the amount appropriated, distributed in proportion to the percentage of the state’s special education teachers employed in each district), and catastrophic costs (reimbursed at a rate of 75% of costs above a threshold equal to twice the per-teacher entitlement from the prior year). There is also a small amount of money set aside to compensate districts for losses due to an adjustment in school-based Medicaid payments.

Overall, state reimbursements generally cover about 73% of the costs associated with addressing students’ special needs, though this figure includes some reimbursements provided through Medicaid.

Gifted

Kansas has suspended its student funding formula.  School districts currently receive funding in the form of a block grant.

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Career and Technical Education

Kansas has suspended its student funding formula.  School districts currently receive funding in the form of a block grant.

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Community Characteristics
District Poverty

Kansas has suspended its student funding formula. School districts currently receive funding in the form of a block grant.

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Sparsity and/or Small Size

Kansas has suspended its student funding formula. School districts currently receive funding in the form of a block grant.

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