School Districts Consider Options
KSCB News - September 23, 2009 12:00 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Cuts in state aid for Kansas’ public schools
have revived talk of a lawsuit over education funding.
Wichita attorney Alan Rupe (roop) said Tuesday he’s discussing
the possibility of a new lawsuit with western Kansas school
Officials from Dodge City and Liberal had planned to attend a
Tuesday evening meeting in Dodge City. Officials from Garden City
were invited but couldn’t go.
Rupe says the meeting was only for sharing information, not
deciding whether a lawsuit is warranted.
But he says the state is closer to facing a lawsuit because of
funding cuts this year.
Rupe was the lead attorney in a lawsuit filed against the state
in 1999 that forced the Legislature to dramatically increase aid to
public schools in 2005 and 2006.