The State Governor is a conservative minded sole. He has cut budgets and put artsy places on ‘earn your own way’ mode. Which is a good thing. I support him in his conservation efforts.
Other than the courts his biggest opposition has been education. At first it was whinny and Dear Me, type of action – which is to say, no action by the educators to actually participate in conservation. Just, Oh, my pay.
Now comes, after several years, an idea. If the idea is extended to a conclusion it might actually be worth while.
A southeast Kansas school district will have a four-day week for the rest of the year to save money. The Caney Valley school board voted to add 10 minutes to each school day and cancel classes for the next five Fridays. Superintendent Blake Vargas says the 800-student district faces a $70,000 budget shortfall. He cited adjusted enrollment, bus costs and years of educational funding cuts for the shortfall. Other school districts also are considering schedule changes or other measures to reduce costs. Chief Financial Officer for Wichita schools, Jim Freeman says that district could end this school year early, and his staff might propose lengthening the school day but shortening the next school year –
It smacks of dra-mama’s response when shutting down the government, however. Cause as much discomfort to the public as possible while continuing business as usual.
From the reaches,