The Kansas Supreme Court has denied a petition by school districts to reopen a 2006 school finance case.
Friday's ruling from the court means that any new challenge to
the state's school finance system must start over at the district
Attorneys for a coalition of 74 districts argued that the state
is failing to comply with the court's earlier ruling that state aid
to schools was unconstitutionally low.
Attorney General Steve Six fought the districts' request to
reopen the case. He says a 2005 Kansas law requires that any
challenge to school finance be filed first in district court.
Six also says the economic downturn has hurt all of Kansas
government and schools can't be immune from budget cuts.