Net funding increase is small in Wichita

We’re sorry but the proposed increases in school funding in the bill that passed the House and Senate last week aren’t going to eliminate our need to advocate for much-needed additional funding. Here’s how it plays out in Wichita:
“Though the exact budget totals could change, the net effect of the increased LOB funding and state base aid, minus the various funding cuts, is that Wichita may receive about $1.6 million in additional operating budget money next year, plus an additional $3.5 million for capital projects. Meanwhile, property owners in the Wichita district may receive about $10 million in tax relief.
Every little bit helps as schools struggle to pay their bills. But for a district the size of Wichita, that’s not much help.”

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