Schools Seeking More Aid Asked For Data

Top Republican legislators are asking Kansas school districts seeking extra state aid to provide information about how they’ve become more efficient in recent years.

Four GOP legislative leaders sent a letter Wednesday to the superintendents of 38 school districts that have applied for extra aid under the state’s new education funding law. The districts are seeking about $15 million in funds, but only $12.3 million is available under the law.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter after the state Department of Education sent it.

The letter asks each district to list five efficiencies and to respond by Friday.

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and the GOP-dominated Legislature’s top eight leaders meet Monday to decide how much each district receives. The lawmakers include the four who signed the letter.