Archive for Friday, November 9, 2012

Superintendents testify to Brownback’s task force

November 9, 2012


— The leaders of two Kansas school districts say educators are doing all they can to teach efficiently.

Superintendents from Lyons and Concordia told Gov. Sam Brownback's School Efficiency Task Force Friday that they have absorbed spending cuts and learned to adapt to a changing environment. That includes changes in student demographics, academic expectations and technology.

Brownback created the panel in September to recommend ways for schools to devote more of their state funding to classroom instruction and less to other expenses, such as administration.

The task force also will hear the findings of a similar group formed in October by the Kansas Association of School Boards.

Brownback expects to receive his group's recommendations by January.


Science1 5 years, 6 months ago

I for one, would like to see more money spent for classroom instruction instead of administration. However, USD 497 has one of the highest administration per student ratio in the state. Do we really need all of the administration that is in this district? I'm not talking about administration at the schools, but at the ESDC!

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