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State board to Legislature: 'Fund the law'

The Kansas State Board of Education urged the Legislature Tuesday to follow the law on school funding, which could require a $471 million increase, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. Walt Chappell (in photo) of Wichita was the only board member to vote against the recommendation, predicting it would be "dead on arrival" at the Legislature. But Jana Shaver of Independence argued that the board needed to "stand firm for our students and schools to fund what the law has required."