TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas State Department of Education plans to move to a larger state-owned office building in Topeka in 2014.
Education Commissioner Diane DeBacker said the state decided to move to a state building rather than lease privately owned office space. The department will move into the Landon State Office Building, just east of the Statehouse.
The department currently pays about $640,000 a year to lease the Scott Building in downtown Topeka, where it has been since at least the 1960s. The lease was set to expire at the end of this year.