State Budget Cuts Are Bad News For Schools

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Wichita Public Schools are preparing for a round of budget cuts that could have a dramatic effect on education.

Budget cuts that end up taking away from the classroom can have a dramatic effect on the quality of education, according to John Allison, Wichita Public Schools superintendent.

"Seventy-three percent of our budget is in salaries so to take another 20 million or more next year from the budget, " Allison continues, "It's going to have to be where we will have to look."

Governor Mark Parkinson shares that viewpoint saying, "The difference between teaching a class that has 22 kids and teaching classes that have 30 kids is the difference between teaching and babysitting."

This is the fifth round of cuts for the school district since the 2010 budget took effect in July.

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