Bracing for More Budget Cuts

Governor Brownback provided the State of the State address last night for the State of Kansas. Although he touts that education will receive more money overall, the base state aid would actually drop another $232 under the current plan.

For more details see: http://hutchnews.com/latestregionalnews/Plan-drops--232-per-student-in-b...

Panel Discussion: Budget Cuts

On Wednesday, May 26th, ESSDACK and Crisis in the Classroom will host a panel discussion that explored Budget Cuts.

Wichita-area schools losing administrators to budget cuts

Wichita USD #259 is cutting administrators to reduce budgets. Read the article in the Monday, March 29th edition of the Wichita Eagle.

State Budget Crisis Brochure

This brochure was created by the Newton, KS public schools to provide information for their parents and supporters.

Final Fridays

Final Fridays is an opportunity for superintendents to gather and participate in professional learning and discussions centered around Hot Topics in Education. The sessions are focused on the variety of solutions and ideas oriented toward solving the budget problems. The schedule is as follows:

Feb. 26th – The 4-Day School Week
March 26th – Redesign of the Delivery System
April 21st – On-line/Virtual learning
April 30th – Consolidation
May 26th – Budget cuts/Reductions

Sample Budget Impact Handout

Bill Hagerman, superintendent of Nickerson School District (USD 309), provided this sample of a handout he's provided to parents and stakeholders to illustrate the impact of budget cuts on their district.