WICHITA, Kan. - In comments at Monday night's school board meeting, Superintendent John Allison said he was disappointed in Governor Sam Brownback's School Efficiency Task Force.
Allison was concerned about the so-called 65% goal, getting at least 65% of funding to the classroom. It's part of the Task Force discussion. "There is no research based evidence that 65% has an impact one way or another on student achievement," said Allison.
The 65% goal comes from a think tank and was a goal inserted into 2005 state legislation. Allison says the concept has flaws. "A football coach salary is included, but a school nurse, or librarian, or school psychologist is not," Allison said.
Allison said school counselors and social workers are also not included. He said he's disappointed no one from public education is on the task force.