Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Abandon Hope In Hickman Mills

Kansas City's other "provisionally" accredited institution that has confronted a massive exodus, horrific management struggles and continued hardship. Here's the latest bad news . . .

Consultant To Hickman Mills: Close Four Schools To Fix Budget Crisis

A consultant to the Hickman Mills School District said Tuesday night that four of nine elementary schools might need to close as part of efforts to cope with a $5.5 million budget shortfall. Those school closings were among the long-term cost-saving measures outlined by the consulting firm.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Look who runs the place, that picture tells you everything you need to know. Shawn kirkwood started this disaster a few years ago and he works for kcmo on top of that.

Anonymous said...

Can’t the gubmint just gives us mo money?

Anonymous said...

The advice sounds pretty solid and seems like it would be hard to take. Schools in KCMO on the missouri side are in dire straights and have been for as long as i can remember. If someone could find a way to improve the schools they could get so many people living in KCMO. Problem is you're not allowed to talk about what the actual reason for failing schools are so they stay trash for generations and will continue to be

Anonymous said...

Enrollment is down 500 students from previous years.
And state money is calculated by head-count.
Not complicated.
When you're trying to peddle a poor product or service, people find out and go somewhere else.
The best sign of a satisfied customer is repeat business and these folks have run out their appeal.

Anonymous said...

Headcount hasn't hurt the school budget, KCMO schools collect the vast majority of their funding in ridiculous property taxes. That property, and the tax money collected, hasn't gone down. The administration suckling away the budget numbers is where the money went. State money for schools helps the small rural schools where population base is small, and taxes collected on large swaths of ag ground are minimal. At a population base of 20k or so is where the schools essentially self fund with prop. taxes. Look at the administrations for budget woes every time.