TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A Kansas school efficiency commission has recommended studying ways that districts can share administrative operations.
The study recommended Friday by the K-12 Student Performance and Efficiency Commission comes as the issue of consolidation has become an issue in the governor’s race. Gov. Brownback has accused Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis of nominating a pro-consolidation appointee to the commission. Davis and appointee John Vratil insist that’s not true.
In recommending the study, commissioners took off the table a proposal to realign district geographical boundaries. The commissioners also decided that offering districts incentives to combine or cooperate would be part of the study.
Commissioners also recommended that an efficiency audit be performed on the Kansas Department of Education and the creation of a taskforce to establish efficiency standards for school district operations.