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Budget Cut Would Cost Schools

Associated Press - June 10, 2015 7:20 am

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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.

 

Fred Hanson

June 10, 2015 at 8:01 am

So by your figures the Salina schools will lose over 2 million. Maybe now they will trim jobs not directly related to teaching our children.

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