Archive for Monday, March 8, 2010

Superintendent updates Basehor-Linwood USD 458 board on budget outlook

March 8, 2010

Though this year's budget cuts have hurt the Basehor-Linwood School District, Superintendent David Howard remains optimistic.

At Monday's USD 458 Board of Education meeting, Howard updated the board on the district's stance with respect to statewide public education cuts. Basehor-Linwood's base state aid per pupil has been reduced from $4,433 to $4,012 since the start of its 2009-2010 budget discussions, Howard said, and Gov. Mark Parkinson's cuts have reduced the district's funding by about $1 million.

Howard said the district recently dodged a bullet when Parkinson chose to not cut education further after learning the state was down $80 million in revenue during the month of February. He continues to be hopeful Basehor-Linwood will be able to continue on without cutting too much more from its budget, Howard said.

For more on this story, see Thursday's issue of the Sentinel.

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