Crunch time for school funding near



May 23, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Kansas Supreme Court justices have started deliberations to determine whether they think an increase in public school funding meets legal muster according to the state constitution.

Legislators, on the strength of a windfall for moderate Republicans in the Nov. 2016 election, responded to a court order last October to boost substantially state aid to schools, with the preferred outcome of better test scores and fewer students failing to graduate high school. Mainly, the justices observed funding for schools throughout the state was not fair and equitable.

That came from assessment of a lawsuit filed by several districts in 2010, when, incidentally, this year’s graduates were fifth-graders.

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