9.16.15 State Aid Enrollment


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Kansas school districts face a multi-year decline in classroom funding while statewide enrollment grows, and while costs for supplies, utilities, student transportation, and salaries rise.

An important accounting of this trend can be found in the table “Major Categories of State Aid for K-12 Education in Kansas” in the FY 2016 Comparison Report (page 60).  The table contains governor’s numbers, reported by his Kansas Division of the Budget.  The budget office uses FY 2011 as the comparison point to the current fiscal year, but if the FY 2016 numbers were compared to FY 2009, the trend would actually be even starker.

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