Class has just started for most students, but it’s already a tough year for Kansas schools.
Many districts have been struggling to make ends meet, laying off staff or raising property taxes. But for a few dozen districts, the situation is worse.
So some districts are asking for help from the state’s Extraordinary Needs Fund.
When you think of Olathe public schools, the phrase extraordinary needs doesn’t jump to mind.
New buildings, lots of green space, beautiful offices.
But, the district says, money is tight.