Top Kansas court to say whether school funding is sufficient
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court is preparing to rule again on whether the state is providing enough money to its public schools under a new education funding law.
The high court planned to issue its latest decision Friday in a lawsuit filed by four local school districts in 2010. The justices have ruled six times in less than six years that funding isn't sufficient under the Kansas Constitution.
A law enacted in April will increase the state's education funding by roughly $90 million a year. Kansas spends more than $4 billion a year on its public schools, or about $1 billion more than it did during the 2013-14 school year.
The school districts argue that the increase will not be enough after the 2019-20 school year.