Archive for Wednesday, November 21, 2001

State judge gives OK to school finance law

November 21, 2001


— A state judge today rejected a claim that the Kansas system of funding public schools was unconstitutional.

The decision by District Court Judge Terry Bullock of Topeka turns back a legal challenge by 14 mid-sized school districts that said the funding system discriminated against minority and disabled students.

The schools said that their students did not receive the same share of funding because of provisions in the school finance law that provide extra funds for smaller, mostly white districts, and allow larger, wealthier districts to access more local tax revenue for education.

But in a 10-page opinion, Bullock said the funding disparity does not mean the system is unconstitutional.

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