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Democrats Create Own Website For School Funding


Kansas legislative Democrats launched their own online survey on schools Monday, to counter a new website created by Governor Sam Brownback's administration.

Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley and House Minority Leader Paul Davis said their site will gather suggestions for finding school spending inefficiencies - like the governor's - but it will also collect success stories of how schools are operating.

Davis, a Lawrence Democrat, said the purpose of the online survey was to allow the public to offer not only suggestions for finding inefficiencies but to show support for Kansas school districts and how they operate.

Brownback announced his school efficiency task force in September. The task force, appointed by Brownback and comprised mainly of accountants and people with private-sector business experience, is studying ways to promote efficient use of state funding by schools.

The task force has a website that accepts anonymous tips and comments from
the public about school spending.