The Kansas State Board of Education has approved an audit of how state funds are distributed to public schools following questions about the allocation of some dollars.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the board accepted a recommendation Tuesday (2/13) from Education Commissioner Randy Watson. The review is expected to start within two months and will examine whether funds are distributed in keeping with the state’s school funding law.
A legislative audit said in December that a calculation used for decades to distribute transportation funds to school districts wasn’t authorized by state law. It said the state spent an additional $45 million over the past five years because of the calculation.
The board agreed to the broader audit after rejecting a push by some legislators to suspend Deputy Education Commissioner Dale Dennis.