Wichita KS: Schools desperate for more funding to cope with refugee overload
Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 18, 2015
We told you about Wichita public school problems here back in the spring, now comes news that, as the school year is about to begin, the school system there is in desperate need of more funding due to the refugee overload—brought there by the International Rescue Committee and and Episcopal resettlement contractor. See IRC in Kansas here.
Note to ‘welcoming’ communities—the federal government will not be helping you out with funding! This extra funding will be provided by the taxpayers of Kansas!
For POR everywhere, be sure to examine your local school system budget!
From The Wichita Eagle (hat tip: Joanne). Emphasis is mine:
The Wichita school district is seeking nearly $1 million from the state’s extraordinary need fund for schools, citing a large number of students who are refugees.
It is among 38 school districts that have applied to the Kansas Department of Education for additional dollars to deal with a variety of needs, including enrollment increases.
The districts are seeking slightly more than $15 million. The extraordinary need fund has $12.3 million in it. The State Finance Council will weigh districts’ requests at its Aug. 24 meeting.
Wichita, the state’s largest district, pointed to a growing number of refugee students as the reason it needs the additional resources.
“Episcopal Wichita Area Refugee Ministries and the International Rescue Committee in Wichita have each received allocations and are actively relocating refugees to Wichita,” wrote Jim Freeman, the district’s chief financial officer, in the application the district submitted Monday.
“As a result the district is seeing a dramatic increase in the number of school-aged students who are refugees from Burma, Somalia and the Congo region of Africa. Some have lived in refugee camps for decades; all are fleeing persecution, oppression and war.”
The district had 132 refugees enrolled during last school year, and 95 percent did not speak English when they arrived. The district expects an additional 145 to 150 refugee students to enroll this year; it expects the total number of refugees to be about 220.
Freeman wrote that these students come with a host of unusual needs.
Continue reading to learn what those “unusual needs” are! Then this:
Freeman noted that the district did not receive any federal immigration funds for this fiscal year despite its growing number of refugee and immigrant students.
Please read the whole article, here.
About the photo: I would like readers to know that this issue isn’t just a local problem, but is part of a massive plan coming down from the very top. Think about it, David Miliband, a Brit, is helping to shape the future of Wichita! For more on David Miliband, see our many posts by clicking here. The International Rescue Committee (Miliband!) was the first contractor to call for 65,000 (mostly Muslim) Syrians to be admitted to the US by the end of 2016! See also ‘Miliband: we must embrace political Islamism.’
You can bet the colonizing will be stepped-up if Hillary makes it to the Oval Office.
For anyone in the larger alternative media reading this, it would be very useful for someone to profile some of the biggest players involved in the refugee racket.
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