Budget Cut Would Cost Schools
Associated Press - June 10, 2015 7:20 am
The seven largest school districts in Kansas would lose a total of $67 million in state aid if Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is forced to cut spending $400 million because legislators don’t pass tax increases.
The state Department of Education says Wichita would lose $22 million of the aid it has been promised for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
Budget Director Shawn Sullivan has said an across-the-board cut in spending would be Brownback’s most likely option if lawmakers don’t increase taxes to balance the next budget. Schools would lose a total of $197 million.
Kansas City, Kansas, would lose $10.8 million.
In Johnson County, Olathe would lose $10.2 million; Shawnee Mission, $8.3 million, and Blue Valley, $6.1 million.
Topeka also would lose $6.1 million and Lawrence, $3.8 million.
In Saline County, USD 305 schools would lose about $2.8 million, USD 306 Southeast of Saline over $298,000, and USD 307 Ell Saline over $254,000.