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    2 Kansas school districts to close early because of budgets

    2 Kansas school districts to close early because of budgets | The Wichita Eagle The Wichita Eagle

    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.

    good job Gov Brownback! the future is looking bright in Kansas.

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    Re: 2 Kansas school districts to close early because of budgets

    Yet, the rest of the state school districts remain open.

    How is that?

    I smell political grandstanding, misappropriation of funds, or both.

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    Re: 2 Kansas school districts to close early because of budgets

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Yet, the rest of the state school districts remain open.

    How is that?

    I smell political grandstanding, misappropriation of funds, or both.
    Maybe other districts cut "quality" (I'm lol'ing as I type that, but hey... let's roll with it) ... less books, computers, whatever, and these two refused out of principle?

    At the end of the day, it doesn't matter AFAICT
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    Re: 2 Kansas school districts to close early because of budgets

    You should be smelling the colossal failure of the voodoo economics practice by Brownback instead.

    From what I'm seeing with online teacher vacancies, Kansas looks likes teachers are fleeing in record numbers, just as with New Jersey .

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Yet, the rest of the state school districts remain open.

    How is that?

    I smell political grandstanding, misappropriation of funds, or both.
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    Re: 2 Kansas school districts to close early because of budgets

    Quality districts provide quality education and produce quality students....always.

    The opposite do the opposite...always, no matter how much money you throw at them.

    It's a Darwin thing.

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    Re: 2 Kansas school districts to close early because of budgets

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Quality districts provide quality education and produce quality students....always.

    The opposite do the opposite...always, no matter how much money you throw at them.

    It's a Darwin thing.
    This is correct. And "quality districts" doesn't just mean the teachers and administrators.... it includes the parents.

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    Re: 2 Kansas school districts to close early because of budgets

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Yet, the rest of the state school districts remain open.

    How is that?

    I smell political grandstanding, misappropriation of funds, or both.
    I suspect you are right, since closing 2 districts for 18 days will save only save $30,000

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    Re: 2 Kansas school districts to close early because of budgets

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    This is correct. And "quality districts" doesn't just mean the teachers and administrators.... it includes the parents.
    In fact, it's MOSTLY the parents.

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    Re: 2 Kansas school districts to close early because of budgets

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    I suspect you are right, since closing 2 districts for 18 days will save only save $30,000
    ummm, try reading that again.

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    Re: 2 Kansas school districts to close early because of budgets

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    This is correct. And "quality districts" doesn't just mean the teachers and administrators.... it includes the parents.
    Don't know if you remember me. But I'm becoming a teacher too. Wish me luck.

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