District Consolidation Bill Unlikely To Be Voted On This Year

The chairman of the Kansas House Education Committee says it’s unlikely that any action will be taken on a bill that would force the consolidation of more than half of the state’s school districts.

Republican state Rep. Ron Highland, who chairs the committee, says that after the large turnout for a hearing on the bill last Wednesday, where those in attendance were overwhelmingly in opposition to the bill, it is unlikely to go anywhere this session.

There are other bills that may come in to replace it in some form this year. However, this particular bill is not expected to go to a vote this legislative session, but it may be reintroduced in 2017.