Frequently Asked Questions

  • As decisions are made about how the Wichita Public Schools will respond to the end of ESSER funding and create the district's budget for the 2024-25 school year, this space will be used to answer anticipated and frequently asked questions about this important work and its impact on our WPS staff community, as well as students, parents and our community at large. Every effort will be made to LISTEN, and to SHARE as much information as possible when it becomes available. If you have specific questions that you would like to see answered here, you can email them to info@usd259.net.  

  • Is Wichita Public Schools closing schools?

  • Why are you considering closing buildings now?

  • How much does closing a building save?

  • If buildings close, does this mean boundaries will change.

  • If buildings close, what will we do with all the empty buildings?

  • When was the last time a building closed?

  • Is Wichita Public Schools cutting the budget?

  • Why does the District need to make budget cuts?

  • How are you getting input before you decide what to cut?

  • Are jobs at risk?

  • The district continues to advertise and say “We Are Hiring”, but is anticipating budget reductions and possibly eliminating positions. How can this be?

  • Is the District cutting administrative positions before school positions?

  • The Teacher Employment Agreement states “The teaching staff may be reduced by layoff at the discretion of the Board”. Does the Board anticipate the layoff of teachers?

  • If an employee does not want to change buildings, what are the options?

  • If I get switched to a different position next year, will my pay be impacted?