Wichita school employees are offering ideas for potential budget cuts as the district looks to slice up to $30 million from next year's budget.
Suggestions include pay cuts and furloughs, four-day school weeks, a shorter school year, and having parents pay for all-day kindergarten, extracurricular activities or transportation to and from magnet schools.
Superintendent John Allison presented the information this week to an advisory group of parents, employees and community members charged with developing a list of potential cuts.
Employees have been submitting their suggestions on where to cut the budget through a link on the district's web portal page, said spokeswoman Susan Arensman.
At Thursday's meeting, committee members working in small groups reviewed employees' suggestions and highlighted areas they want the district to pursue further, she said.
District officials will look at the costs associated with the committee's suggestions and how they may be tied to other programs and federal or state requirements, Arensman said.
Employees who still wish to submit suggestions can fill out the form on the Wichita public schools' portal. Non-employees may submit suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see the list of employee suggestions so far, click the link alongside this story at Kansas.com.