More money, more programs: How Wichita schools plan to spend an increase in state aid

A $28 million boost in state aid to Wichita schools will mean more teachers, enhanced technology, a new reading curriculum, expanded after-school programs and a team focused on helping youngsters who have experienced trauma, district officials said.

A proposed budget school board members are expected to approve Monday evening shows spending increases in most areas and keeps the district’s property tax mill levy flat.

Susan Willis, chief financial officer for Wichita schools, presented details of the $682 million budget in a briefing just prior to a public hearing on it.

(Read more: Wichita Eagle)