School District To Return Funds Because Of Error

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CHEROKEE, Kan. (AP) -- A clerical error is causing some funding questions for a southeast Kansas school district.

Southeast USD 247, with schools in Cherokee and Weir, will have to return money from a four-mill capital outlay that was used in the 2013-14 school year. The error also means the district cannot spend the funds for the upcoming school year.

The Pittsburg Morning-Sun reports that the district was authorized in September 2012 to renew its annual collection of four mills in capital improvement funds for the next five years. However, the board's resolution was not certified because of a clerical error.

This year, the board proposed increasing the capital outlay from four to eight mills. The error in the original proposal was found when a resident sought records related to the proposed increase.

Posted by Greg Palmer