By John Boyd (WICHITA, Kan.)
Class size, athletics and music are common themes across all three levels of education as USD 259 releases the results of its Value Ranking survey.
The district is expecting to cut at least $25-million from its budget for the next school year. As part of the budget process, the district asked school site councils, school and district leadership and high school students to provide input on services and programs they value.
The district says this list is not a "cut list", but a resource to help the School Board make decisions on the 2010-2011 budget.
"What we heard throughout this process was that it's not an easy task to rank all the programs and services we offer in the district. Participants said all of them are important for providing a quality education for our students," said Superintendent John Allison in a press release late Wednesday afternoon.