Oswego USD 504 Board of Education received a letter Nov. 21 from the state telling the district it must spend $30,000.
Superintendent Douglas Beisel said like most districts in Kansas facing uncertain funding from the state, the district has worked to be as conservative as possible, even with its food service funds.
However, frugal spending has led to the district accruing an operating balance in its food service budget above what the state now allows.
“In 2016, your operating balance can only exceed three times the average monthly budget,” he said.
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