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Tue December 11, 2012
KS School Finance Task Force To Meet
A task force created by Gov. Sam Brownback to review the Kansas system for funding public schools held its final meeting Monday in Topeka.
The group was formed by Brownback to look at how funds are spent by school districts and identify areas for improving fiscal efficiency.
Brownback has said school districts should focus more of their resources on classroom instruction and find ways to reduce spending on functions that don't affect teaching. Some ideas that have been discussed are sharing administrative resources and purchasing power.
Kansas spends more than $3 billion in state revenues on K-12 learning each year. The task force is expected to make recommendations to the governor to consider in the next legislative session that begins January 9.