Last week on local news, we noted that the Russell County School District is facing a significant loss of state funding, or SEEK Funds, for the upcoming school year.
Russell County Schools is facing an estimated $860,000 decrease in SEEK funds for next school year, which is one of the core funding mechanisms for school districts across the state.
However, Russell County is not the only school district facing a notable decrease. According to information sent to WJRS News, other neighboring school districts are facing significant losses too.
Pulaski County Schools is expected to lose roughly $750,000, while Adair County is expected to lose nearly $800,000.
Somerset Independent Schools is projecting a loss of roughly $400,000 as well, and Casey County is projecting a loss of about $300,000.
In Russell County, the loss is attributed to a decrease in average daily attendance, as well as an increase in homeschooling, and the same factors are likely contributors to other schools in the area that are projected to see a decrease in funding.