If the Kansas Legislature continues on its projected funding track through 2012, the state?s public school system as we know it will collapse.
That?s the grim assessment of USD 410 superintendent Steve Noble in response to a projected reduction in state aid for 2012 that is 22 percent below the amount passed into law in 2008 as the state?s minimum responsibility.
?There are districts that are shutting things down, going bare minimum of hours, going bare minimum on facilities, maintenance and grounds, and districts asking for state dollars to get through a pay period,? Noble said.
?Those things are becoming reality and if we continue on that (path), the system will implode.?