School finance reforms enacted in 2019 reduced recapture

Recapture has diminished. It has not ended.

Lowering property tax rates does not make recapture go away.

The new dollars for schools in House Bill 3 come with strings — and uncertainty.

Recently enacted school finance reforms reduced — but did not end — Robin Hood recapture. The state will take almost $2 billion from local school districts over the next year, which continues to put a heavy burden on local taxpayers while limiting resources available for local schools.

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