Skip to comments.2 Kansas school districts to close early because of budgets
Posted on 04/03/2015 8:51:05 PM PDT by Beave Meister
CONCORDIA Two school districts plan to end the academic year early to save money, citing financial pressures caused by reduced state aid for this academic year.
The Concordia school district will release students May 15, rather than May 21. And the Twin Valley School District, which includes Bennington and Tescott, will dismiss May 8, rather than May 20.
Concordia Superintendent Bev Mortimer said students have hugged her in thanks for the early release.
They remember me as the snow day lady, she said. We are popular with the kids but not the parents.
Kansas school districts are facing financial pressures after losing $51 million they expected to receive for the current school year after Gov. Sam Brownback signed a school funding overhaul bill in March. The new school funding plan scraps the previous formula for determining state aid and replaces it with block grants, which will give districts a fixed amount of money for the next two years while the Legislature develops a new formula.
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The kids will probably learn more now.
those poor teachers...having to put up with an extra few weeks of time off to go along with their tremendous number of week off each year....oh what will they do....
We don’t need no education
We dont need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!
All in all it’s just another brick in the wall.
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall
I don’t know much about the school system in Kansas, but, was wondering if the pension funds and unions are eating up the money?
Certainly is the case here in NJ, though I don’t think they could shorten the school year to cut teachers’ pay. Their unions have destroyed the economy of our state, and are turning it into a welfare/illegal hatchery.
A school district that has only 1000 students should consider consolidating with another school district. You don’t need a “superintendent” at big bucks for such a small number of students.
these union pukes will still get paid regardless..
Is anyone who owns property and pays school taxes believes that ANY school district ANYWHERE saves any money at all?
If you know of any, please give me their names, addresses and telephone number so that I can call them with this great deal I have and I will give them a chance to invest in it.
NO SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS EVER REDUCED COSTS......ANYWHERE!
Shutting down a few days early? I’ll bet the teachers don’t lose a single penny of income since they will get the rest of the unpaid wages from the unemployment office. By the way, now that I think about it.....that money is robbed from the working class by the state and federal government too and given to these laid off teachers too.
What a circle of deceit, corruption and attacks against the real city, county and state taxpayers who’s taxes are based upon the results of their hard work and responsible nature to try to build their individual holdings and money......THE PROPERTY OWNERS!
There is not much learning that occurs those last weeks anyway.
How many weeks each year do those “educators” “work”? It probably averages about 32 weeks nationally with all the various days off. Poor babies...
You gotta tighten your belt wen you CUT the budget.
I think KS Governor Sam Brownback is doing a great job.
He has about 9/10s of the state pissed at him for cutting their $$.
1000 students might be all there is in a large geographical area, in some parts of Kansas. Also, the superintendent doesn’t get paid big bucks out there in podunk, most likely.
My cousin was on the school board in Ness County, in the western part of the state. They had a few hundred students in the whole district, but it included a large area.
Where I live the kids take their State go-on-to-the-next-grade tests in April then watch movies and play games until the end of May. They should turn school out when the tests are complete if they aren’t going to continue teaching new material. Then let the teachers have two days a week for in-service training and Continuing Education Unit classes during the summer.
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