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Kansas Supreme Court to render decision on education funding Friday

The Kansas Supreme Court announced it will render a decision on the pending education lawsuit this Friday at 9:30 a.m.

The announcement came around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The state Supreme Court is set to announce its' opinion on the pending education lawsuit. In the pending case, compliance with the decision of a three-judge panel that conducted a trial in Shawnee County would require an estimated $450 million to be added annually by the state into the K-12 school system. The Supreme Court ruled in 2005 that to reach that objective the state should allocate no less than $4,492 in base state aid for every student in public school.

The previous ruling by the justices triggered a special session of the Kansas Legislature and addition of millions of dollars in state aid to K-12 education. The recession and policy decisions by lawmakers moved base aid to about $3,800.

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This case follows a Supreme Court order eight years ago that lawmakers add $440 million overall to public education. - See more at: http://kvoe.com/news/1098-education-funding-direction-remains-unclear#sthash.1i064FmA.dpuf
This case follows a Supreme Court order eight years ago that lawmakers add $440 million overall to public education. - See more at: http://kvoe.com/news/1098-education-funding-direction-remains-unclear#sthash.1i064FmA.dpuf
This case follows a Supreme Court order eight years ago that lawmakers add $440 million overall to public education. - See more at: http://kvoe.com/news/1098-education-funding-direction-remains-unclear#sthash.1i064FmA.dpuf

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