One Year Of Development Tax Breaks Cost Kansas City Public Schools $28 Million
The Kansas City Council is now looking at possible changes to how tax incentives are decided, including allowing school districts a say in those decisions, but they face an uphill battle at City Hall.
Tax incentives cost Kansas City Public Schools roughly $1,200 per student. "Incentives are done to us, not with us," district representative Shannon Jaax said. "Projects come to us late, when we haven't had a seat at the table."