The Kansas Legislature’s funding of schools remains constitutionally inequitable, according to a recent ruling from the Kansas Supreme Court. Legislators face a June 30 deadline to fix the problem.
The Kansas Legislature’s funding of schools remains constitutionally inequitable, according to a recent ruling from the Kansas Supreme Court. Legislators face a June 30 deadline to fix the problem. File photo
The Kansas Legislature’s funding of schools remains constitutionally inequitable, according to a recent ruling from the Kansas Supreme Court. Legislators face a June 30 deadline to fix the problem. File photo

Obscure law emerges as a possible tactic in Kansas schools fight

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  • Jackson County's change in assessing Country Club Plaza shorts KC schools

    The Country Club Plaza sold for $660 million nearly two years ago. The Jackson County assessor’s office set its value -- minus intangibles, such as the Plaza brand, and other non-real estate variables -- at $375 million. Yet the shopping district’s 26 properties are now on the tax rolls at $145 million. The owner, Country Club Plaza JV LLC, won its protest of the higher value by claiming the increase was unfair because the values of neighboring properties went up by lower percentages in the 2017 countywide reassessment.