Consolidating school districts kansas
Those could be, and really need to be, looked at aggressively.We’re in a tight budget situation.” According to the Kansas State Department of Education’s website, Wichita Unified School District 259, the district to which Brownback was referring, was just shy of 52,000 students during the 2015-16 academic year.
We never reached that point, the legislature never came through on their promise,â€ Ms. Troyâ€™s base state aid per pupil, the amount the state provides in financial aid per student, has been whittled down to ,012.
In 2009, Troy met all of its requirements from the act. King said as the years go by, it will be harder for them to meet the hard-to-reach students who continually have trouble passing it.
The Troy district currently has some leverage by being able to meet NCLB requirements and balance a budget.
“You don’t need that many,” Brownback said, after asking how many superintendents there are in Shawnee County and told there are five.
“That’s why I’m talking about getting money out of the administrative costs and into the classroom.” “Sedgwick County, Wichita school district has more students in it than all of Shawnee County and has got one school superintendent,” he continued. This is all organizational back office I’m talking about.
“Shawnee County educates over 28,000 students so even with five school districts and five superintendents, economies of scale are effectively realized.” Martin Stessman, superintendent of Shawnee Heights USD 450, said Brownback’s assumption that schools are inefficient is wrong.