Kan. Board of Ed leaving its home of 47 years

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas State Board of Education is moving from the Topeka building that has been its home since the board was established in 1966.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1goje7T ) that Education Commissioner Diane DeBacker says on the board’s website that the move to the Landon State Office Building is necessary because the lease on the current building is up for renewal, and the agency has outgrown its current space.

The board was established in 1966 when Kansas voters passed a constitutional amendment putting governance of the state’s public school system under the elected State Board of Education. It was also the year the Department of Education moved into the Scott Building in downtown Topeka.

The board’s first meeting in the new agency headquarters will be Nov. 12-13.


Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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