Kansas Supreme Court Lawsuit Ruling May Have an Impact on School Budgets

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PITTSBURG, KS.— A Kansas Supreme Court ruling on a lawsuit against the state legislature could have an effect on school budgets. The ruling will focus on whether the legislature went back on a promise to give more aid to public classrooms. Currently, Kansas schools are funded less than $3,900 per student, down $600 from five years ago. Pittsburg School District Superintendent Dr. Destry Brown says the district has had to cut programs from all six schools, which affects just under 3,000 students

“Suitable funding would pay for our students to be able to be educated and receive opportunities that they need in order to move on and be productive,” said Dr. Destry Brown, Pittsburg School District Superintendent.

Dr. Brown says a decision from the Kansas Supreme Court could come any day now.