Colby schools face bigger deficit with state cuts
The Colby School District stands to lose nearly $250,000 in state aid next school year under Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to expand Wisconsin’s private school voucher program while also cutting per-pupil funding for public schools.
That was the message delivered Monday by superintendent Steven Kolden, who said the governor’s proposed state budget will exacerbate the district’s budget deficit for the 2015-2016 school year.
“We’re going to be significantly short,” he told the school board, though he said it was too early to provide an accurate estimate of the district’s shortfall.