TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has signed an education funding bill despite a multi-million dollar flaw in the bill’s language.
Because of an accounting error, the bill calls for a $454 million spending increase, which is $80 million less than intended.
The bill is aimed at addressing a state Supreme Court’s ruling that funding for schools is inadequate. A lawyer for the school districts that sued the state said the bill doesn’t do enough to address that problem.
During Tuesday’s signing at a Topeka High School, Colyer spoke in support of the bill but called on lawmakers to fix the error when they reconvene April 26.