school budget

Carla Eckels / KMUW

Wichita Public Schools is reviewing options to balance the budget for fiscal year 2016-17.

The $427 million operating budget was balanced last year by not having any salary increases, reduced staff through attrition, and the use of $3 million in the contingency reserve.

Update: The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday the state's current public school funding levels are unconstitutional.

In the much-anticipated ruling, the court said Kansas' poor school districts were harmed when the state made the decision to cut certain payments when tax revenues declined during the Great Recession.

The Kansas Supreme Court will hand down a decision Friday in a lawsuit over school funding.