Average per-pupil spending was $13,015 last year and 2016 marked the third consecutive year that Kansas set a record for per-pupil spending without counting KPERS retirement funding, at $12,458.  If not for a partial deferral of a KPERS payment last year, total funding per pupil would also have set a new record.

2016 per pupil spending

School spending continues to run well ahead of long term inflation.  Total funding is 43 percent higher than if increased for inflation of the course of the old school funding formula and non-KPERS funding is 40 percent above inflation.

per pupil graphs

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