School Spending Study Ordered

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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November 5-- Governor Sebelius plans to tell Kansas
taxpayers how their dollars are being spent by the public schools.

The firm Standard and Poors will examine where all school
districts spend tax dollars. The firm then will audit four, five or
six districts.

Sebelius expects results this spring.

She says the effort should help districts determine if they're
spending too much on administrative costs and other items.

The governor says her program also is designed to identify good
practices that will help districts re-route money to the classroom.

The effort is financed by the Kauffman Foundation, a charitable
trust from the late Kansas City business leaders and Royals' owners
Ewing and Marion Kauffman.

The study could cost as much as 330-thousand dollars.

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