The University of Kansas will not use the controversial Kansas Board of Regents policy that would allow for tenured faculty to be terminated in order to relieve financial pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

Lawrence, KS – The officials have reported that the future federal aid played a key role in the decision against implementing the policy.

While KU won’t implement the KBOR policy, the financial struggles from the pandemic and before are not gone

KU had a structural deficit of $50 million as evidence of existing financial struggles.

KU’s recent budget cuts are expected to reduce the┬ástructural deficit by half in the coming year.

The expected emergency aid funds from the federal government coupled with the reduction of the structural deficit through budget cuts led to the decision to reject the KBOR policy.