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Hays Daily News (Newspaper) - August 31, 2015, Hays, KansasT he h ays d Aily n news v Oice of the h High p Lains m Jondaya us. 31, 2015 n news t o k now Hon s flutes Myron Malinowsky Sakeeney Contact us phone 785 628 1081 800 657 6017 fax 785 628 8186 v volume 85, i Ssue 251 1 s actions10 p Ages 75� royals fall t ampa escapes with a 3 2 Victory against k Ansas c Ity. P age a8 third year c Oach a Andy r eid now has his quarterbacks Trust As he enters y ear 3 of his time in k. C. P age a8 Eye on weather t night m Ostly Clear with a Low near 66. S Outh wind 8 to 13 Mph. T tuesday m Ostly Sunn with a High near 96. B Breezy with a South wind 8 to 13 Mph increasing to 16 to 21 Mph in the afternoon. Sprint night t he u United r Ebel s print s eries was at rpm on s saturday night. P age a5 by Celia Llopis Jepsen Topeka capital journal Topeka the emergency Aid fund dozens of school districts vied for last week was created by trimming dollars from k 12 funding elsewhere a revelation that prompted complaints from superintendents though the head of the senates budget panel dismissed those last week As misunderstanding. To Masterson r Andover chairman of the senates ways and Means committee said superintendents should View the Legislatures decision to set aside millions of dollars in this manner As comparable to a health insurance plan. Just As a single person cant easily set aside the Money he or she would need if afflicted with cancer Masterson said and this mechanism is an investment by school districts in Case they run into extraordinary circumstances. So everyone pays in their Little Premium if you will Masterson said monday As he sparred with a superintendent Over the matter in a Public meeting. The Point is it was Money set aside. It was for a need. The emergency Aid formally called the extraordinary needs fund is new and was created during last school year when lawmakers scrapped the states two decade old school finance formula and deleted More than $ 50 million in court ordered state Aid that had been earmarked for school districts with weaker local tax resources. As part of the same Bill they established the extraordinary needs fund. School districts can ask for a slice of it by making their Case to the state finance Council a panel of eight lawmakers and gov. Sam Brownback. The panel met monday to consider dozens of applications for the Money. They received $ 15.07 million in requests and granted $ 6.07 million. The Money for the fund comes from giving each of Kansas 286 school districts less general state Aid and pooling the difference. For the current fiscal year this resulted in a pot of $ 12.3 million. If the state finance Council does not disburse it All to schools the leftovers will Transfer to the states cof fers at the end of the fiscal year. For the fiscal year that ended in june the state finance Council disbursed $ 480,000 of a maximum $ 4 million in extraordinary needs Aid. Last monday Dan Brungardt superintendent of Bonner Springs unified school District 204, sought $ 155,000 in emergency Aid. His 2,700 student District expects to enrol 39 More children this year than last. Emergency funds cause other cuts above Nadia Hernandez 4, rides her Bike through an obstacle course at a Bike safety event for kids saturday at the North Mcdonalds in Hays. Left Corey Musil 10, Hays watches As Hays police department officer Colin Roe inspects his bicycle during the event. Right Roe helps Kay Bree Staab Gorham take her fingerprints. Jolie Gree Green @ daily news. Net biking safely by Karen la Pierre Lapierre daily news. Net during the dog Days of summer its hard to imagine the Crisp Cool Days of fall Are just around the Corner. Oktoberfest celebrating the Volga German ancestry of Early Ellis county settlers is on tap this year for oct. 2 but with a few changes. For this years crowd of festival goers there will be a slight change of location a $ 2 wristband charge for Beer and a drive through Lane for food purchases. While the Day will showcase the traditional activities the morning includes re Enactor such As Catherine the great and wild Bill Hickock demonstrations the Volga German Farmer and the fort Hays state University athletes. The tunes of polka music by Joe Dolezal and Galen Schmidtberger will entertain from 10 a. To 1 p. M., and Garry Batt a former member of the dutch masters band will play in the afternoon. They will be followed by Juggler Rod Sipes from americans got Talent and other acts. Oktoberfest will be on the North Side of the levee on main Street instead of the South Side said Nick Werth president of the Volga German society. The move was because of the work done on the Dike. We lost two entrances Down there into that Park at the old location Werth said. Its mainly for Access. It would have left Only one Entrance and getting 60 or so vendors in and out in one Day would have been a Challenge Werth said. As were All getting older it was getting harder and harder to walk up that Dike he said laughing. The parking lot that was designated As handicapped parking in previous years still will be designated As handicapped this october. There was another practical reason too. Our electrical system was old and outdated Werth said. We dont want to use it anymore for safety reasons. For those who enjoy ethnic tasty treats such As Green bean dumpling soup and brats with sauerkraut a drive through Lane will Speed up the process of purchasing food. By Judy Sherard Sherard daily news. Net restructuring continues at developmental services of Northwest Kansas. The Agency which serves 18 Northwest Kansas counties is closing a group Home in Atwood. Dan we president Jerry Michaud said rising operating and health care costs and staff shortages at some locations As Well As stagnant funding contributed to the closing. Sixty percent of its funding is Federal Money and 40 percent comes from the state. Rates Are established by the state and a vent changed since 2008. Theress Only so much of a pie and health insurance has been jumping each year. We have a commitment to staff to provide that Michaud said. Human resources make up 90 percent of the budget and the staff has dropped from approximately 500 employees to 375, he said. Alternate housing will be found for those people served in Atwood. Our desire is to serve people As close to Home As possible. Thatus not always possible Michaud said. It would be different if we could raise the Price tag. Four employees will be affected and Michaud said he Hopes there Are openings available. Part of the Agency yes Long term strategy is to become As efficient at what were doing knowing that those resources have Flat lined for so Long. Dan we has implemented planned giving to try to counter balance the fixed funding. These Are our Brothers and Sisters that did not ask for this and we need to find ways to help support them Michaud said. For More information about planned giving visit Dan we. Gift legacy. Com. Changes in oktoberfest Dan we closes Atwood Home s be oktoberfest a6 s be funds a6

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