Budget and buses discussed at USD 259 Board of Education meeting

Phil Hildebrand
August 28, 2018 - 2:34 am
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The Wichita school district's budget and a new bus partnership were topics at Monday night's Board of Education meeting.  

Board members set aside the first part of Monday's meeting for a public hearing on the district's budget for the upcoming school year. The budget includes nearly $43 million dollars more in funding compared to last year and a nearly 4% raise for teachers. No one from the public signed up to speak, and board members later approved the budget with a unanimous 7-0 vote.

Board members also unanimously approved a new partnership between the school district and Wichita Transit. The agreement would provide three city buses to transport students to and from the new Southeast High School.  The service is free for Southeast students assigned to the route. This marks the first time Wichita city buses will travel school bus routes to pick up students at designated stops.

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