TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas legislators and State Board of Education members are launching a campaign to encourage public schools to teach students financial literacy.

State school board members and members of the Kansas House Education Committee were having a ceremony Wednesday at the Statehouse.

They planned to sign a letter urging schools to teach financial literacy.

School Board President Jim McNiece and Education Committee Chairman Ron Highland were leading the event. McNiece is a Wichita Republican and Highland is a Wamego Republican.