A report recently released by the Kansas Legislative Research Department (KLRD) estimates total tax payer support of public schools will reach $5.757 Billion in 2013, topping 2012s record setting $5.672 Billion. The new numbers show total funding has likely increased $2.17 Billion or 61% since 2001; inflation was up 26% over the same period.
KLRD’s data estimates per-pupil funding will be $12,628 just $32 shy of the record set in 2009. K-12 Per-pupil funding is up $4,604 or 57% since 2001.
K-12 spending data from 1994 through 2013 is available here.