Showing posts from March, 2010



Perhaps we should hold off putting turf on the fields. Perhaps spending millions of dollars on capital improvements shouldn't be our first priority.

Lee's Summit Has Less Students and Spends More Money

So LSR-7 has 17,000 students and an annual budget of $200 million but Blue Valley has 21,000 students and next year’s budget is $143 million. Very interesting!

Blue Valley Schools List $9M In Cuts

School District Facing Decreased Revenue

POSTED: 4:50 pm CST March 8, 2010

UPDATED: 5:19 pm CST March 8, 2010

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The Blue Valley School District on Monday unveiled a list of cuts that total $9 million.

It's the list the board will work from when trying to trim the school budget.

Rarely has the affluent Johnson County school district had to make these kinds of cuts, KMBC's Micheal Mahoney reported.

The problem is the same as in many other school districts -- the recession has dropped property values, which is the main source of tax revenue for schools, and the state government doesn't have any money to spare.

Blue Valley has to play by the same rules as other school districts, and the problem is, we're capp…