Kan. Policy Director To Give School Reform Update

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A key aide to Gov. Sam Brownback is
scheduled to return to the State Board of Education to give an
update on the administration's plans for reforming the Kansas
school finance formula.

Landon Fulmer, the Republican governor's policy director, will
speak to the board Dec. 14 during its monthly meeting. Fulmer gave
the board a briefing on main provisions of the new proposal in

Brownback wants to revamp the way Kansas finances its 283 school
districts and distributes more than $3 billion in state aid. The
governor's proposal is the first significant revision to the
finance formula in more than 20 years. It is expected to be ready
when legislators convene their session Jan. 9.

Kansas is facing a lawsuit from a coalition of districts
challenging the current formula.

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