School funding legal case update: Here we go again.
The KS Supreme Court ordered an increase in equalization funding in 2014. The legislature approved funding
but FAILED TO FULLY FUND IT FOR SCHOOLS IN 2015. So in January 2015 SFFF filed a new motion to reopen the equity issue…..
“In response to the Kansas Supreme Court’s March decision, the Kansas Legislature adopted State’s Senate Substitute for House Bill 2506 (“H.B. 2506”), purportedly restoring approximately $129 million in funding to Kansas schools. Now,the State has revealed it is approximately $63 million short of fully funding equalization aid for FY15. As seems to happen all too frequently in school finance litigation, the Legislature once again adopted legislation that would allow it to meet its constitutional obligations, but then chose to fund that legislation at unconstitutional levels.”