Brownback Names Panel On School Funding Efficiency

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has created a task force charged with finding ways for schools to put more of their state funding directly into classrooms.

Brownback announced formation of the Governor's School Efficiency Task Force on Friday, to be chaired by State Board of Education member Ken Willard of Hutchinson. Several accountants and the governor's budget director are also on the panel.

A news release from Brownback's office says a recent survey found just 15 of the state's 286 school districts are meeting the statutory requirement to spend 65 percent of their state aid on the classroom.

Brownback says he wants to find ways to reduce administrative costs, eliminate overhead and devote more spending to supporting classroom instruction.

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