Resolving school funding through litigation

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Opinion

July 15, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Insight Kansas

A storm is brewing over equitable education funding in Kansas.

Last month, the Kansas Supreme Court passed down a decision upholding the state legislature’s five-year, school funding proposal of $522 million in new spending. The court required only that additional resources to sufficiently account for inflation be added and gave the lawmakers almost a year to carry out the new directive.

The justices did not compel all the additional funds to be implemented immediately. Nor did the court stop the flow of state education funding which would have closed schools until a larger amount was put forward.

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