Area Schools Make Cuts In Face Of Budget Woes

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Several area schools are making sacrifices in order to save money.

The State of Kansas is facing a huge shortfall in its budget and schools may see huge cuts in the amount of money they receive.

Each district is doing its part in cutting back. Paying teachers' salaries and the cost of electricity for summer school is expensive. Maize says holding off on the summer classes will save a lot of money.

Here's a look at some of the other cuts area-school districts are making:

Wichita Schools

  • Hiring freeze,
  • Driver's Ed cost raised.

    Maize Schools

  • Hiring freeze,
  • Limited travel,
  • Most field trips canceled,
  • No Summer School programs,
  • Driver's Ed cost raised.

    Derby Schools

  • Monitoring spending,
  • Travel goes through Superintendent,
  • Shut off lights and computers.

    Andover Schools

  • Fee-based all-day kindergarten,
  • Energy manager on-hand.

    Valley Center Schools

  • Hiring freeze,
  • Freeze on all non-essential purchases,
  • No field trips,
  • Lower heat,
  • No personal space heaters, refrigerators or microwaves.

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