Liberal, KS

Now: 33 °F

Currently: Fair

Hi: 33 °F | Lo: 28 °F

Friday

Hi: 59 °F 

Lo: 25 °F

Saturday

Hi: 47 °F 

Lo: 25 °F

Sunday

Hi: 36 °F 

Lo: 21 °F

Monday

Hi: 37 °F 

Lo: 14 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 39 °F 

Lo: 17 °F

School Funding Fight Far From Over

KSCB News - March 9, 2014 9:08 pm

The Kansas Supreme Court has settled some immediate issues over public school funding in the state, but it left until another day the biggest issue — how much more money legislators must spend on education.

While the court identified two areas of inequity that needed as much as $129 million in immediate funding to remedy, determining whether the state’s entire education budget of more than $3 billion annually is adequate will take longer.

Plaintiffs read the court’s ruling as a validation that Kansas education funding is woefully inadequate. Republicans see it as affirming the Legislature’s role in setting spending levels when balancing all other priorities, but agree all districts should be treated equally.

Who is right will be determined in the coming months as more arguments are made in court.

 

Latest Stories

Garden City Community College Denies Claims in Heatstroke Death

Attorneys for the parents of a 19-year-old football player who died of heatstroke after practice at...

Southern Pioneer Warns of Scam

Southern Pioneer has received numerous reports from consumers regarding scam calls. A scammer has been calling...

Beaver OK Man Dies in Two Vehicle Accident

A two vehicle fatality collision occurred Wednesday morning at 10:15am on US Highway 64 approximately 4.2...