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Salina commissioner questions detention approach

KSAL Staff - October 19, 2013 2:05 pm

SALINA, Kan. (AP) – A Saline County commissioner says school districts are keeping juveniles out of detention until they’ve been counted as students so districts can account for them to get state funds.

Commissioner John Price accused the Salina School District and other districts of keeping the students until “count day,” which is the day school districts report to the state their enrollment. That figure’s used to calculate the amount of money districts receive in state aid.

The Salina Journal reports the average number of Saline County juveniles at a regional juvenile detention center went from about a half dozen a day in August and September to 12 “after count day,” Sept. 20.

Bill Hall, Salina schools superintendent, denies Price’s claim and says the districts are focused on keeping kids in school.

Bob Bowser

October 20, 2013 at 3:26 pm

naw John, this is all just a “coincidence”. There’s no conspiracy here to cook the books and get MORE money… Everybody knows our school districts are loaded with funds so why would they want more?
Oh, I FORGOT they are SUING us using our OWN MONEY for MORE MONEY.
nevermind… I hear a helicopter… gotta go.

Keith Davis

October 21, 2013 at 6:02 am

Salina commissioner questions detention approach
How about “SALINE” commissioner……

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