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Will Kansas' Recent Revenue Forecast Lead To School Budget Cuts?

Kansas education leaders fear a new revenue forecast requiring the state to make $278 million dollars in cuts this fiscal year will result reductions in school funding.

The state's fiscal situation is expected to be discussed at a Kansas Board of Education meeting on Wednesday. Board member Janet Waugh says education spending in the state already is down to the bare bones.

State Department of Education officials say they don't think Brownback or the Legislature plan to cut K-12 spending because of statements they have made that indicated education would not be targeted.

Brownback's budget director announced more than $100 million dollars in proposed savings during the fall gubernatorial campaign, and said an additional list of $50 million dollars in cuts would be revealed soon.