A group representing 72 Kansas school
districts says it will sue state officials over education funding
issues later this year.
Schools for Fair Funding sent notice to the Legislature on
Thursday saying it will file suit in October in Shawnee County
The decision isn't a surprise. The member districts had voted in
February to go ahead with a lawsuit after the Kansas Supreme Court
refused to reopen a previous school finance case.
Schools for Fair Funding lawyer John Robb said members waited
for legislators to end their 2010 session before sending the
notice. By law, the notice must be sent to lawmakers at least four
months ahead of the lawsuit.
Robb said lawmakers avoided cuts in education funding this year
but didn't restore reductions made last year.