On the eve of a special legislative session, the Senate budget chairman said the Wichita school district had agreed to support a plan to address inequities in school funding and avert a school shutdown. But school representatives disputed that.
The Kansas Board of Regents approved a total of $36 million in tuition increases for universities across the state. The increases range from 4.9 to 6 percent at Emporia State, Fort Hays State, the University of Kansas, Kansas State, Pittsburg State and Wichita State.
Kansas lawmakers will return to Topeka on June 23 to try to craft a solution to prevent the shutdown of schools in three weeks. They face a June 30 deadline to fix unconstitutional inequities in school funding.
New Jersey’s legislature faced the same June 30 deadline in 1976 as Kansas to meet a court order in school funding and ended up closing schools for eight days before the legislature established a new state income tax. But that didn’t end the state’s – or the nation’s – long history of school finance litigation.
USD 259 will have an auction starting at 10 a.m. May 27 at the former Dillons at 13th and Waco. The items include musical instruments, tools, toys, lockers and much more. (Jaime Green/The Wichita Eagle)
Wichita school district to auction off surplus stuff
Last seniors to graduate from Wichita's old Southeast High building
Morning Mindfulness at Greiffenstein/Wells Alternative School