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Task Force Begins Reviewing Proposals To Find Efficiencies In Public Schools

A new Kansas commission tasked with creating efficiencies within the state's public school system is beginning a two-day meeting on Thursday at the Statehouse.

A draft recommendation prepared for consideration by the K-12 Student Performance and Efficiency Commission shows the panel is considering many proposals.

One calls for offering school districts incentives to consolidate. Another calls for overhauling how teachers are paid.

Legislators created the K-12 Student Performance and Efficiency commission this year, tying it to a proposal increasing aid to poor school districts by $129 million dollars.

Members of the commission include superintendents, former state senators, principals and the president of a conservative think tank.

The panel's vice chairman, Jim Hinson, says the recommendations are only a draft and that he personally has questions on several of the proposals.

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