LAWRENCE – Lawrence school officials worry that their district will be forced to pay back nearly $672,000 in aid from the state by the end of June under a new school funding law.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports Superintendent Rick Doll said Monday that the district might impose a hiring freeze for non-teaching jobs.
He also said the district may have fewer teachers and larger classes in some schools in the fall.
The new law replaced the state’s former per-student aid formula with grants for districts. It cut $51 million from the amount of aid school districts had expected to receive for the current school year.
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The Lawrence district already has received more in aid than the new law provides.
However, legislators are considering not requiring districts to repay the state.