Kansas State University will likely be impacted by Tuesday’s announcement that Gov. Sam Brownback has issued a 3 percent callback in state general funds for all state universities totaling $17 million because of shortfalls in February state revenues. The Kansas Board of Regents will have the opportunity to decide how to allocate the allotment among the state universities.
If the 3 percent callback is shared equally by the universities, it translates into a total reduction of about $4.9 million — a 1.5 percent reduction from the fiscal year 2016 current general use budget for Kansas State University. This will be in addition to the 2 percent budget reduction previously announced by the university. The budget office will be sending revised callback amounts to unit heads after the information is received from the Board of Regents.