By Michael Schwanke (WICHITA, Kan.)
The Wichita School District plans to announce another round of cuts Thursday afternoon and this one will affect people.
"They've pretty much trimmed as much as they can so we're talking about people," says United Teacher's President Larry Landwehr.
Landwehr says his office is getting calls this week. "We've been working with some those teachers who will be affected."
Eyewitness News has learned of some of the general areas affected. They include curriculum, job share, and driver's education.
"We're talking about people and that's serious. People's jobs and people's livelihoods," says school board president Barbara Fuller.
Fuller says the district is at the mercy of Kansas lawmakers. Until then it will have to close an estimated $25 million budget gap. "People who have dedicated their lives to Wichita schools and because of lack of planning, in my opinion in Topeka, people are being hurt and ultimately the kids will be hurt," says Fuller.
The cuts will be detailed Thursday afternoon. Superintendent John Allison plans to present these cuts to the board on Monday.