Some Kansas lawmakers and interest groups see the upheaval in education funding as an opportunity to tweak school curriculums.
Like other schools across Kansas, Hutchinson is working to figure out cuts to classrooms.
Wichita Public Schools, the state’s largest school district, is scrambling to figure out how to cut $3 million from its budget.
Both sides are speaking out about school funding in Kansas.
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.