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TOPEKA — Kansas’ system of public higher education took a $90.7 million financial hit in the current fiscal year from spread of COVID-19 that in March abruptly transformed operation of universities and the community and technical colleges.
The financial estimate for the year ending June 30 didn’t include disruption of sports and research activities at the seven universities, 19 community colleges and six technical colleges governed by the Kansas Board of Regents.
Bulk of the budget problems are at University of Kansas and Kansas State University. The KU and KU Medical Center campuses calculated current fiscal year