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Kansas Court Approves School Funding Plan

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The Kansas Supreme Court has declared the state’s education spending adequate, ending for now a long battle between the legislature and the courts over how the state finances K-12 education.

The court found that the $148 million education bill passed by the legislature on July 6 complies with the court’s June 3 ruling that the state spend another $143 million on schools for 2005-06. That amount was in addition to the $2.4 billion already in the state’s fiscal 2006 budget. ("Kan. Lawmakers Agree on Spending Plan," July 13, 2005)

The justices’ July 8 stated that “the present solution may not be ideal. However, it is approved for interim purposes.”

Vol. 24, Issue 43, Page 30

Published in Print: July 27, 2005, as Kansas Court Approves School Funding Plan

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