As a tax plan continues to elude the Kansas House of Representatives, the state is preparing for severe budget cuts in case the Legislature can’t close a $400 million budget hole.
Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director, Shawn Sullivan, wanted to know just how badly an across-the-board 6.2 percent budget cut would harm schools.
The answer from the Kansas State Department of Education: $197 million statewide.
Locally, Kansas City, Kansas, schools would lose the most, $10.8 million next year.