(HUTCHINSON, Kan.) — The Hutchinson school district needs to balance its budget because of a deficit of more than a million dollars.
On Tuesday, Superintendent Jan Strecker held a public meeting to explain what she calls "the district dilemma."
The $1.3 million dollar deficit comes from a combination of stimulus money drying up and the recalculations in how the state funds the school districts.
One of the options Strecker talked about for balancing the budget was by making cuts. She explained that by doing that would cause "the possibility of larger class sizes" and losing electives and organizations.
Another option was to raise local property taxes to fund the schools.