Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The records: Minutes of the Kansas State Board of Education.
Why you'd want them: To learn more about decisions made at the statewide level regarding your children's education, particularly in light of budget cuts.
Where you get the records: The minutes are online at www.ksde.org. Click on "Board of Education" from the menu at left and then on the "Minutes" link from the menu at right.
How much it will cost: The information is free.