November 26, 2015

Bill to allow districts to use unecumbered funds would offer no relief to GE, SH schools

Danedri Thompson Eric Hansen, Gardner-Edgerton school finance director, is fired up about legislation the Kansas House passed last week. Touted as legislation that will help schools survive through what is likely to be another lean year, the bill would allow districts to use funds designated for programs like bilingual education, vocational education, and drivers Continue Reading

Local schools could win, lose based on finance tweaks

Danedri Thompson There will be winners and losers if the school finance formula is tweaked or rewritten, Gardner Edgerton School District Business Director, Eric Hansen, said. Whether USD 231 or USD 230 are winners or losers depends on what adjustments, if any, are made to Kansas’ school finance formula. One thing is certain: the Continue Reading