The state's deputy education commissioner for finance will update Kansas lawmakers on the effects of funding cuts on public school districts.


The state's deputy education commissioner for finance will update Kansas lawmakers on the effects of funding cuts on public school districts.

Dale Dennis is scheduled to appear Thursday morning at a hearing of the joint Legislative Education Planning Committee. He's expected to address the use of reserve accounts by districts to offset this year's $232 per-student cut in state aid to schools.

Reserve funds are set aside for emergencies, but districts are tapping them for such routine expenses as salaries, utilities and supplies.