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Concordia USD 333 ending school year early because of education cuts

CONCORDIA (KSNT) — It’s what parents, teachers and school administrators feared. Governor Sam Brownback’s education cuts interfering with student’s education.

Two schools in northeast Kansas are forced to end their school year early due to lack of funding. 393 more words


Another Financial Hit to Illinois School Districts

Late last week the General Assembly passed and Governor Rauner signed legislation (HB317) that will provide the Governor with the ability to close an estimated $1.6 billion state funding deficit for the current fiscal year through a combination of fund sweeps and budget cuts.   298 more words

Wot? No #fracas!

I’m not the sort of person who tends to sign petitions, especially online ones. Partly, I don’t like giving my details to strangers, and partly I feel that most issues are worth more of a discussion than simply submitting my email address. 596 more words

FE Blog

USD 383 Board of Education, March 4, 2015

By Kathy Dzewaltowski

Board members discussed the possibility of authorizing a resolution calling for a mail-in ballot election to increase the Local Option Budget percentage.  The maximum for the Local Option Budget is 30%, but the Legislature modified the law to allow districts to increase the maximum up to 33% if approved by voters with a mail-in ballot.   186 more words

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"Social Safety Net In Hands Of The States?": The GOP's State Budget Disaster Is The Best Case For Big Government

The Republican Party is cutting a swath of destruction through state budgets.

In Kansas, Gov. Sam Brownback’s experiment in income and business tax cuts has blown a $344 million… 834 more words


Get Back In Line

It was an illustration I would hear more than once.  I’d spent the last six months deep in research, interviews, and writing of my book on the battle against poverty. 287 more words

Christian Writing

Kansas lawmakers seek classroom tweaks in school budget row

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – Some Kansas lawmakers and interest groups see the upheaval in education funding as an opportunity to tweak school curriculums.

Gov. Sam Brownback said he plans to repeal the current school funding formula and instead fund each school district via block grants. 68 more words