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North Kansas City School District Board of Education Meeting — Tuesday, Jan. 22

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The North Kansas City School District’s Board of Education met Tuesday evening, Jan. 22. From a policy standpoint, the highlight of their agenda was a five-year financial forecast. Projections for next year compared with this year include:

    • About a 2 percent enrollment increase
    • An increase in property taxes (although this revenue source will still be lower than it was before the Great Recession caused a decline in property values)
    • A decrease in Proposition C sales tax revenues
    • An increase in state funding
    • An increase in federal funding
    • An increase in salaries for certified staff members
    • A decrease in salaries for classified staff members
    • No change in contributions to retirement funds
    • A decrease in payroll taxes
    • An increase in health care insurance costs to the district (partly due to requirements of the Affordable Health Care Act and partly due to increasing health care costs)
    • An increase in purchased services
    • An increase in expenditures on supplies (such as textbooks, food service, utilities and gasoline)
    • A declining fund balance (down from just over 18 percent this year to about 12.6 percent next year).


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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.



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