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Budget Survey Underway

The School Block Grant funding bill has been approved by the Legislature and signed by the Governor. The most recent data from KSDE shows that Auburn-Washburn will receive a reduction in Local Option Budget State Aid this school year in the amount of $666,078. Next school year the reduction in state aid will total $1,020,025 (LOB and Capital Outlay) and in School Year 2016-2017, it will be a loss in state aid of $773,754. These dollar amounts reflect a 3.5% cut to our budget, putting Auburn-Washburn as the seventh worst impacted district in the state.

None of the increases to education funding reported by the legislature is in the form of actual dollars that schools can spend on salaries or supplies or textbooks. The increased aid to education you read about is funding that was either mandated by the court and goes to reduce tax levies or is funding required to sustain KPERS, the public employee retirement system. Schools have no control over or access to this funding and it does not give us any additional revenue we can spend.

To address the budget shortfall, Auburn-Washburn is conducting a community survey to gather feedback on options. We are looking at ways to decrease costs or increase revenue. This will be a scientific random telephone survey of about 300 residents. An online version is also available.

Click here to take the survey.

Please note that the survey can be taken only one time from each computer. If you would like a paper copy of the survey to complete, please contact the district office at 339-4000.

You can read a PDF version of the survey by clicking here.

Preliminary results of the survey will be reported to the Board of Education at their meeting on April 20.

Out of District Attendance Application

The Out of District/Attendance Area Application form is now ready for the 2015-2016 school year. Click here to download it.

2015-16 Online Registration Available

Online Registration (OLR) is open for the 2015-2016 school year. Log in to Campus Portal and select "Online Registration for Currently Enrolled Students for 15-16 school year", located in your Inbox. Be sure to select the 15-16 school year. If you need assistance, please contact your school or the OLR helpline (785)339-4955.

Families new to the district may complete the New to District registration.

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