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BOE approves 2019-20 budget with 87% directly supporting students

BOE approves 2019-20 budget with 87% directly supporting students

87% of operating budget directly supports students The Wichita Board of Education unanimously approved the 2019-20 budget during its August 26 meeting. The budget reflects 87% of all operating funds directly supporting students. The budget reflects a slight decrease in the overall mill levy rate at .462 mills, which will provide a slight decrease in property taxes. Click here to read the presentation Watch the BOE presentation.

The proposed budget has an increase of more than $21.7 million over last year. It includes increases with estimated new funds in the General Fund and Supplemental General Fund (LOB) and in restricted funds including Capital Outlay, federal funds and KPERS. The total proposed budget for FY 20 is $761.3M. The state’s Base State Aid Per Pupil increased from $4,165 to $4,436 

The budget was built with increases aligned with strategic plan themes. Some of those investments include new teaching positions, additional coaching support, an all-day pre-kindergarten pilot, continued expansion of learning centers, elementary behavior intervention teachers, additional investment in Parents as Teachers and professional development.