Video explains school funding issue

In a new video on the district’s website, Chief Financial and Operations Officer John Hutchison helps clarify information regarding Kansas school finance.

He explains the difference between operating funds and capital funds such as the Bond and Interest Fund, and describes the way state and local funds are raised. A brief description of the Gannon Case in the Kansas Supreme Court, which looked into the adequacy of school funding, is also provided.

Hutchison noted that the new block grant form of state funding will cause a $2.7 million reduction in classroom funding and it doesn’t take into consideration enrollment growth. District planners anticipate an additional 700 students in the next two years.

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