Kan. Senate Panel Endorses Gov.'s Plan on Schools

By: AP
By: AP

A Senate committee has endorsed Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' plan to use federal stimulus dollars to prevent cuts in aid to public schools. The Ways and Means Committee's action came on a voice vote today.

When Sebelius and legislators revised the current budget to eliminate a deficit, the state's 295 school districts lost about $7 million of the aid they had been promised, or 0.2 percent. Sebelius wants to use $192 million in stimulus funds to prevent a further cut during the fiscal year that begins July 1.

She's proposing to use $585 million in stimulus funds to shore up the next fiscal year's budget. The state expects to receive $1.7 billion from the recently enacted federal stimulus package. The House Appropriations Committee also has endorsed her plan.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 41241952 - wibw.com/a?a=41241952
Gray Television, Inc.