HANSTON, Kan. (AP) - Two rural southcentral Kansas school districts are facing an uncertain future after a proposed consolidation plan failed.
Leaders of the Pawnee Heights and Hanston school districts say they aren't sure what will happen next after the consolidation lost in last week's election. Pawnee Heights residents approved the plan, but it was rejectd by Hanston voters.
The districts, in Pawnee and Hodgeman counties, are facing an impending deadline. Teachers must be told by May 21 whether they will be retained for next school year.
The two districts share a superintendent, Dan Binder. He says declining enrollment has hurt, but a drop in state aid is the biggest obstacle for both districts.