October 31, 2014

Judges rule Kansas’ school funding unconstitutional

State legislators must fund public education suitably by 2014.  That’s the word from a panel of Kansas District Court judges, who ruled on a case related to school funding today.
The Gardner Edgerton School District is a party to the lawsuit against the state, which argued that current state funding of $3,838 per puil is unconstitutional. The court’s decision sets a basement $4,492 in funding per pupil by 2014.
“The state of Kansas is hereby enjoined, from performing the unconstitutional act of enacting any appropriation, or directing, modifying or canceling any transfer, or using any accounting mechanism or other practice that would will, or may in due course, affect, effect or fund less than the base student aid per pupil of $4,492,” the justices wrote in the decision.

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