Wichita BOE approves budget for 2017-18 school year

The Wichita Board of Education Monday approved the district's spending plan for the 2017-18 school year.

The budget keeps the mill levy flat and the district says it "invests 88 percent of the operating budget to directly support students, and reflects additional funding from the state."

Budget priorities that will receive additional funds include recruitment and retention through compensation, expanding learning centers at three high schools and at-risk programs, expanding technical education and strengthening STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs and providing more technology for students," the district says.

A budget priority in student technology includes the addition of Chromebooks in elementary schools to enhance lessons.

You can see the full budget presentation here.