Wichita schools seek public input on budget priorities

On Monday, the Wichita public schools board of education will be holding two meetings seeking input from the public on school budgets. The district says it anticipates cutting $25 million from next year’s budget.

There will be two meetings on Monday March 1. Both are from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. On is at Southeast High School auditorium, 903 S. Edgemoor, and the other is at West High School auditorium, 820 S. Osage.

District officials say that input from the public is an important process of the budget process.

2 Comments

  • wichitator -

    Why don’t they save $250,000 by not suing the state?

    How about all the administrators and drones at the school district offices at the 1st St. administration building, the Focht adminstration building on S. Main, and the massive N. Hydraulic St. support facility? Students seldom walk into any of these buildings but hundreds of non classroom district employees do.

    Remember: The district has about 5,000 full time employees and about 46,000 students.

    Let’s look at vacant positions, travel budgets, non classroom employees, before we begin eliminating teaching staff. How about requiring students to pay for the full cost of drivers ed?

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