After much delay, the Kansas legislature passed a school funding bill, which was signed by Governor Laura Kelly. The bill adds new funding to account for inflation and when combined with the funding that was approved last year, SMSD is expected to receive an additional $9.8 million. The state supreme court must still rule on whether the new funding plan is constitutional. All our Trailwood area legislators voted in favor of the bill - please thank them!
This is an election year for SMSD. Our South-area seat and one At-Large seat are both on the ballot this year. Our current South-area representative, Deb Zila, is not running again. Brian Brown is the only individual who has announced for that seat; Brad Stratton has filed for re-election to the at-large seat. Additional candidates can file until June 1.