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More School Funding Cuts Likely
11/19/2009

A budget battle is looming, pitting school districts against the state over impending budget cuts. The governor says $260 million needs to be slashed from the spending plan by July and some school districts say a lawsuit is likely.

“The biggest challenge that we have is making $260 million in cuts that don't destroy programs and so that's what we're grappling with right now,” said Governor Mark Parkinson.

Governor Parkinson says the state needs to trim $260 million off of this year’s spending plan and school districts aren’t safe from the cuts.

“I don't think a lawsuit will be productive at this time,” Parkinson said. “All Kansans are struggling right now and what we do as Kansans when we struggle is we pull together and we work through our challenges. We don't typically sue each other.”

In 1999, school districts sued the state and won, but the decision didn’t come from the courts until 2006.

Some school districts in the state are considering shutting down school buildings to save money. School boards in Topeka and Lawrence say they may have to close buildings and lay off teachers in response to this latest round of cuts being considered by the governor.

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