This afternoon, USD 259 Superintendent John Allison spoke out about the cuts, saying they would be able to absorb the cuts for now.
KSN asks Budget Director Shawn Sullivan about his October 20, 2014 interview with KSN when he said “I do not foresee any K-12 education cuts…
School officials across the state are scrambling to deal with the millions of dollars in budget cuts.
The district noted it used capital outlay funds, which by law can’t be spent on salaries.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he’s going to cut nearly $45 million in funding for public schools and higher education in March.
Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill that would narrow negotiations between school boards and teachers.
Education officials say a school funding bill in the Kansas Legislature would force immediate cuts to programs in some districts.
The Appropriations Committee began work on a bill that would close a projected $279 million shortfall in the current state budget.
Legislators are questioning whether Kansas should cover unanticipated increases in costs associated with aid to the state’s public schools.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing to backpedal on a much-ballyhooed increase in state spending on public schools.
Some lawmakers are taking a wait and see approach to new budget plan. Many say they need more details.
Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget proposals would keep overall state aid to public schools near current levels through June 2017.
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback promised Thursday night that Kansas will keep moving to eliminate income taxes despite state budget shortfalls
Kansas legislators convene next week facing a massive budget deficit and a court mandate to sharply increase funding for public schools.
Some lawmakers say Kansas could have as few as a dozen school districts soon, if legislators go for the idea.