June 23, 2024

USD 457 Gets Bleak News on Next Year’s Budget

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) At Monday night’s school board meeting in Garden City discussion centered around how much the district will begin in the hole next year.




District spokesman Roy Cessna on how board members plan to fill in the gaps.

USD 457 can raise the local optimum budget to 30 percent. Cessna says it is the largest deficit he has seen personally since beginning in the district twelve years ago. The void has added to the concern about the switch over from the old school funding model to block grants.

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