Harold Fevurly Jr. and Representative Connie O’Brien discuss the many things on the agenda for the Kansas State House in 2013. (Photos by eudorareporter.com photojournalist Mark Moore)
Story by Scott Rothschild, courtesy The Lawrence Journal-World
The two candidates vying for the 42nd House District displayed different opinions Sunday on school funding.
State Rep. Connie O’Brien, R-Tonganoxie, said the school finance formula needed to be changed because there were discrepancies in per student spending from district to district.
“We are going to have to look at the formula and change the formula,” O’Brien said.
But Democrat Harold Fevurly Jr. of Leavenworth said the Legislature needed to provide an adequate level of funding since schools suffered cuts during the recession.
“One way or another, they need to fund the schools at the proper level,” he said.
The candidates appeared at the Meet the Candidate Forum at Eudora Middle School. Te Forum was sponsored by The Eudora Chamber of Commerce and eudorareporter.com