Archive for Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A closer look at higher education cuts

January 14, 2009


The state’s public higher education system includes seven public universities, 19 community colleges, and six technical colleges.

• 3 percent budget cut in the fiscal year 2009 operating budget equates to a reduction of $24.3 million.
• 7 percent (3 percent in FY 2009 and 4 percent in FY 2010) budget cut in the FY 2010 operating budget equates to a reduction of $56.3 million.

In addition, Sebelius recommended a total of $20.1 million in program and capital expenditure reductions that include the elimination of:

• $1.3 million for deferred maintenance projects on state university campuses.
• $2.5 million for Wichita Aviation Infrastructure funding.
• $2.5 million for Graduate Medical Education programs in Wichita.
• $1,008,000 for the Kansas Academy of Mathematics & Science.

Overall, higher education funding would be reduced by $120.3 million ($24.94 million in FY 2009 and $95.34 million in FY 2010).

Source: Kansas Board of Regents


nschmi04 5 years, 3 months ago

You get dumber every time you post.


XD40 5 years, 3 months ago

I think that if we cut Lew Perkins salary, bonus and golden parachute by about half, KU's portion of the cuts could be funded out of the athletic department's profits.Hemenway could stand a pay cut as well.


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