Wichita Schools Proposed Budget Does Not Increase Taxes

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email
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Monday, July 22, 2013

The Wichita School Board discussed next year's district budget and the next steps for the new Southeast High School building at tonight's board meeting.

Wichita School Chief Financial Officer James Freeman presented the proposed 2013-2014 district budget. The proposed budget is $639 million, with no tax increase. This represents a 1.7% increase in the total budget from last year.

The board will approved the publication of the budget and set the annual budget hearing for August 12.

In addition, the board voted to approve Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture for architectural services to build the new Southeast Quadrant High School.

Last month, the Board voted to build a $54 million building at 127th Street East and Pawnee, as well as relocate Southeast High School to the new building.

Construction for the new building will take about 34 months and is expected to open in Fall 2016.

@KAKE_Lily is tweeting from the meeting.


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