Please take a moment to look at this table below before reading our analysis. http://svapp15586.ksde.org/k12/k12.aspx http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en
|Kansas Dept. Ed.||Total Exp.||$3,586,579,119||$5,589,549,135||55.80%|
|US Census Bur.||Kansas Tot.||2,688,418||2,777,835||3.30%|
|Olathe USD #233||Bilingual Ed.||$540,992||$2,183,691||403.64%|
|Blue Valley USD #229||Bilingual Ed.||$497,622||$1,498,767||301.18%|
|Wichita USD #259||Bilingual Ed.||$3,592,995||$10,050,924||279.73%|
|Dodge City USD #443||Bilingual Ed.||$1,291,032||$3,013,725||233.43%|
|Garden City USD #457||Bilingual Ed.||$968,692||$2,344,808||242.05%|
|Kansas City USD #500||Bilingual Ed.||$1,538,360||$5,857,104||380.73%|
|Topeka USD #501||Bilingual Ed.||$1,538,360||$1,856,575||120.68%|
The “Bilingual Education” nine year total for school years 2001-2002 through 2009-2010 available by district and state totals below. Kansas $271,573,451
At the end of the last Kansas Legislative Session, a near panic occurred debating the next year’s budget. The result was a “one percent” increase in Sales Tax from 5.3% to 6.3%. Few mentioned that this was actually an 18.86% increase from 5.3%. The Kansas Department of Education and the Kansas State employees (Unions) were the recipients of the bounty, but the real winners involved several Kansas predators led by State Senator John Vratil.
Our recent post involving the Olathe School USD #233 led us to look at Kansas as a whole. We wanted to identify State tax dollars spent on educating non-English speaking students in order to complete the approved Kansas Department of Education curriculum. In this post, we assume you are familiar with terms used here: https://nolathe.net/2010/12/20/making-sum-cents-olathe-school-district/
In previous sessions of the Kansas Legislature we have already identified their (as a group) failure to amend Kansas laws to prevent illegal aliens from benefiting their access to public services and even “in state tuition” when attending state Universities. Now we learn that last session they (as a group) failed to acknowledge the $47,417,109 being spent educating EEL (English Language Learners) non-English speakers for school year 2009-2010. We have posted this requirement can involve as few as one student in a school district and that state wide more than 100 languages are involved. The direction of this posting looks at the remaining data in table above.
According to the Social Security Administration the Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) http://www.ssa.gov/cola/automatic-cola.htm for the nine years examined (2001-2010) averaged 2.7%. Applying this to the $3,586,579,119 (2001-2002) resulted in a predicted amount of $4,438,579,106 (2009-2010). This does not allow for the KDE report of a 1.40% increase in enrollment for this period. However this increase of 6,355 students does not account for increased spending of $2,002,970,016 during the same time period.
The Olathe USD #233 data gave us a place to start looking. While the US Census Bureau data for this time period shows only an increase in Kansas population of 3.30% it also shows the increase of Hispanic population of 29.90% which largely accounts for the state wide increase. But it does not reconcile the Kansas Department of Education reported increase in Hispanic students of 67.50% which does more than reconcile the increased state enrollment. In total the information in this paragraph begs a few observations:
- As we already knew, Census data is not accurate.
- Kansas did not see any significant growth during this time period. What growth it did see is accounted for through Hispanics in our Kansas school system.
- The vast majority of new homes built during this time period, specifically Johnson County, were the result of Kansas families moving to new Kansas homes. This WAS NOT the result of attracting new out-of-state folks to live here and work here as the result of new jobs! This data suggests that other than development associated occupations and the construction trades, minimul job creation was a net net result and only compensated for jobs lost.
- When the construction stopped, the Johnson County economy dived.
As is often the case, NOlathe research personnel learn more in the process than what shows up in our posts. This time we found a really neat site that allows you to create the information sought by criteria you dictate for the Kansas Department of Education. http://cpfs.ksde.org/cpfs/custom_rpts.aspx As a result we created Excel formated spreadsheets identifying costs for districts and the state total expensed for ‘Bilingual Education’ and obtained this data for your use and review:
- 2001-2002 $14,098,361 Ks.ELL.2002
- 2002-2003 $15,827,759 Ks.ELL.2003
- 2003-2004 $17,423,069 Ks.ELL.2004
- 2004-2005 $20,684,592 Ks.ELL.2005
- 2005-2006 $30,282,922 Ks.ELL.2006
- 2006-2007 $36,520,647 Ks.ELL.2007
- 2007-2008 $43,174,725 Ks.ELL.2008
- 2008-2009 $46,121,267 Ks.ELL.2009
- 2009-2010 $47,417,109 Ks.ELL.2010
- 2002-2010 $271,573,451
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