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Kansas State Department of Education looking to move into a bigger office

November 10, 2010

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— The Kansas State Department of Education says it needs more room.

Education commissioner Diane DeBacker told the Kansas State Board of Education Tuesday that the department has outgrown its current building.

The department is accepting bids for a new space that it would lease.

Ethan Erickson, director of fiscal services for the department, says all bids would be considered. And he says if the agency's current landowners can meet some of the department's needs, it might stay put.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the department has four locations with a total of 57,000 square feet in downtown Topeka. It is seeking a location with a total of 68,000 square feet.

Department officials say budget constraints prevent them from buying a building or constructing a new office.

Comments

kansasredlegs 3 years, 5 months ago

It's simply a squeeze on the current landlord to come through with some additional perks for the same or less money. It's the belief the landlord will take the old adage, "Better to have one in the bag, than two in the bush." This is a governmental shakedown of the current lessor.

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Centerville 3 years, 5 months ago

If they don't get it...it will be because the taxpayers don't care about education, doncha know?

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Bob_Keeshan 3 years, 5 months ago

You kids are good at reading headlines, not so good at reading stories.

Why is that not surprising?

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consumer1 3 years, 5 months ago

is that part of the 50 million dollar shortfall?

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