A Kansas report is calling for the state to increase the amount of money that gets directly to Kansas school classrooms and revisions in the way teacher union contracts are negotiated.
The report comes from a task force established by Governor Sam Brownback to streamline school spending and procedures in Kansas.
“It is our hope that this report will assist the Governor and the Kansas Legislature in their policymaking decisions, and that it will result in more efficient and effective Kansas public schools,” Task Force Chairman Ken Willard said in a news release Monday. Williard is a member of the State Board of Education.
The panel says Kansas needs to look at the definition of classroom spending. The other part of the recommendation is to look a the state’s goal of 65% of state dollars spent directly on the classroom education of Kansas children.
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