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Panel Approves Lower Aid Amounts For Kansas Schools

Associated Press - August 24, 2015 4:33 pm

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Several school districts in Kansas get less than half the emergency aid they were seeking under measures a state panel approved.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports 38 districts, including some of the state’s largest, were vying for $12.3 million in emergency funds that had been allotted by lawmakers for this purpose last March. The districts had submitted requests for aid totaling $15.07 million.

The State Finance Council, which includes Gov. Sam Brownback and eight legislative leaders, granted about $2 million total to 13 school districts experiencing considerable growth in student enrollment this year.

The panel granted another $4 million to 22 districts that lost local revenue for this school year because of declines in the valuation of oil and gas properties. Most of those districts are in western Kansas.

Doug Clemens

August 25, 2015 at 8:51 am

How about a list so we can see what district’s they are. Better yet I would like to know if the Salina District will be receiving any of these funds. After all a District such as Salina’s whose budget is higher than the city and county budgets put together surely deserves more monies. What gets me is no city or county representative or commissioner has brought this point up and the district’s budget keeps going up and up with only about 7000 students in the system. Those 7000 students are not realizing any of those funds as they go to other things like payroll and foolish spending.

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