State Funds Slashed for Local Public Schools

Mar 8, 2012

The West Lafayette Community School Corporation is losing nearly $900,000 in state funding.

Superintendent Rocky Killion says that is about $200,000 more than what he expected.

He says the cuts are due to more money going to private schools, charters, and virtual schools.

He says if the district didn’t pass a referendum in 2010, it’s likely the loss of funding would mean firing 18-teachers.

Killion says the corporation is going to have to come up with strategies to manage future reductions once the referendum expires in five years.

He adds that West Lafayette, Lafayette, and Tippecanoe School Corporations combined are losing nearly $4.7-million.