Funded: Charters

A Detailed Look at Each State's Charter School 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
next to any summary to see the sources of the information regarding that issue area.
Kansas
Funding Basics
Authorizer

Charter funding policies and reporting practices within each state may vary depending on the entity that authorized the charter school. Charter schools in Kansas must be authorized by both the local school district and the State Board of Education.

References:
“Charter Schools: What organizations may authorize charter schools, and is there a statewide authorizing body?” Education Commission of the States, 50-State Comparison, January 2018. 
Funding Formula

Funding for charter schools in Kansas is not subject to a specific calculation.

Kansas state law does not specify how charter schools should be funded. Charter schools are part of local school districts and the local school district may fund charters as it does any other school within its district. However, charter schools must submit a proposed school budget as part of its petition for establishment.

References:
Kan. Stat. Ann. § 72-1906 (Lexis 2019)
Funding Distribution
Funding Distribution

Charter schools in Kansas receive all funding through local school districts.

References:
Kan. Stat. Ann. § 72-1906 (Lexis 2019)
Withholdings

State law in Kansas does not specify that a share of charter funding is withheld.

References:
pers. comm. Craig Neuenswander, Kansas State Department of Education, email, September 28, 2018.
Local Taxes

All charter schools in Kansas receive a share of local tax revenue.

Kansas state law does not specify how charter schools should be funded. However, charter schools are considered part of local school districts for funding purposes and the local school district funds charters as it does any other school within its district, including by sharing local tax revenue.

References:
Kan. Stat. Ann. § 72-1906 (Lexis 2019)
Data and Reporting
Legal Status

Charter schools in Kansas are part of local education agencies.

Charter schools in Kansas are part of the local education agency of the district where they are located.

References:
pers. comm. Craig Neuenswander, Kansas State Department of Education, email, September 28, 2018.
Student Count

Charter school students in Kansas are counted as students of the school district in which the charter school is located for state reporting purposes.

References:
pers. comm. Craig Neuenswander, Kansas State Department of Education, email, September 28, 2018
Funding

State funding for charter schools in Kansas is reported as part of state funding for the school district where the charter school is located.

References:
pers. comm. Craig Neuenswander, Kansas State Department of Education, email, September 28, 2018.
Expenditures

Charter school expenditures in Kansas are reported as part of expenditures of the school district where the charter school is located.

References:
pers. comm. Craig Neuenswander, Kansas State Department of Education, email, September 28, 2018.