This week some very dire budget predictions came out of Topeka: In the next two years Kansas may come up $1 billion short of expenses.
But that’s in the future. Right now the state has to find $279 million.
When budget experts gathered Monday, school districts all across Kansas were watching closely.
They knew if the projected budget shortfall for the rest of this fiscal year was bad, they faced potential cuts in state funding.
Not next year but this year — money already budgeted would be lost.