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USD 305 Projects Continue

KSAL StaffOctober 17, 2016

USD 305 Superintendent Bill Hall stopped into the KSAL Morning News on Monday with an update on Salina schools as he keeps an eye on the upcoming elections.

“We have six of our eight elementary schools completely finished, we still have Stewart and Sunset yet to go,” Hall said.

Construction continues at South Middle School as well as both Salina High Schools.

“Things are well, it’s all on schedule it’s looking very very good and we’re under budget, so life is good.”

As for the budget battle looming in Topeka and a way to bring a complex formula into a simple system to fund schools remains complicated.

The current block grants expire June 30, 2017.

“I do believe we need more dollars in the classroom and I believe that is what the court is going to find. Equity is such a huge issue, we have 286 districts across the state of Kansas and no two of them are alike.”

Hall says he’s hoping for a decision that borrows from past formulas that are weighted to support the students with the greatest need.

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