Dubbed the worst Governor in the United States, Governor Sam Brownback has given the Kansas Department of Education the ok to close down public schools across the state. In a recent interview with a local paper, Superintendent of Schools told them,
“In their decision, the Kansas Supreme Court states that without a constitutionally valid system in place, schools will be unable to raise, distribute, or spend monies. If the June 30 deadline passes, school districts anticipate further clarification from the Kansas Supreme Court and the Kansas Department of Education as to what, if any, school district services or functions will be deemed critical. In addition to ongoing maintenance, cleaning, and facilities projects that are intentionally scheduled for the summer months to limit disruption to teaching and learning, there are a number of planned activities that would likely be halted: Child Nutrition Summer Meal Program; Elementary Summer Boost program; Horizon Kids Summer Camp; summer school; driver’s education; sports camps and practices; etc. A shutdown of any period of time will result in unknown scheduling impacts for the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, as student enrollment efforts would be delayed.” -Superintendent of Schools, Mike Roth.
The Superintendent also stated in his interview with the paper,
“In addition, if school districts are unable to make payments to employees (or any other entities), there is a risk that individuals will seek work elsewhere and be unavailable to support necessary district functions, regardless of when an adjusted first day of school is scheduled. This list could include custodians, cooks, bus drivers, paraprofessionals, teachers, etc. Working families will be forced to explore temporary child care solutions for an unknown duration, and most importantly, students will not be in classrooms and run the risk of falling behind their grade-level peers in surrounding states.” -Superintendent of Schools, Mike Roth.
It is unsure how long the state of Kansas is doomed for education losses. The Governor has once again ruined the state and the dear, close-minded, boring people who live in it. Rest in Peace Kansas education.