Governor Sam Brownback announced on Thursday that he was cutting funding for Kansas public schools at rate of 1.5 percent. That means a reduction of $28 million in funding across the board. KMUW’s Sean Sandefur reports how this might affect Wichita Public Schools…
The statewide cuts will take effect on March 7.
Wichita School Board President Sheril Logan says her district must clear $3 million from their budget, and they’ll need to do it quickly.
There is now a new mobile app to help connect parents, students and community members to Wichita Public Schools. In a release Monday, the district said the goal of the new app is to streamline information about students and schools.
Users of the app will have the ability to keep up with news from the school district and their school, calendars, ParentLink notifications, student grades and attendance, My Payment Plus and Speak Up.