Archive for Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Webcast planned for school finance case

August 25, 2004


— Oral arguments Monday before the Kansas Supreme Court on the state's school finance law will be broadcast live over the Internet, it was announced today.

The arguments are scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Supreme Court courtroom in the Judicial Center.

The broadcast represents the first time proceedings before the state's highest appeals court have been broadcast live.

Links and instructions for accessing the video streamed broadcast will be included on the Kansas courts Web site and the Kan-Ed project at

Wichita's KPTS, a public television station, will serve as the pool television representative and oversee production of a one-hour educational program, which will include the oral arguments. That program will be aired at noon Sept. 5 on public television stations and later on Sunflower Broadband's Channel 6.

A district court has ruled that the state's $2.7 billion school finance system is unconstitutional because it shortchanges all students, especially minorities and those with disabilities. State attorneys have asked the Kansas Supreme Court to overturn that ruling.

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