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Attorney of school districts vows to monitor education funding

An attorney representing four local public school districts in Kansas is promising to continue monitoring the state’s education funding in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling.

The high court declared Friday that the state’s funding is adequate following the passage of law this year that boosted it roughly $90 million a year.

Four districts sued the state in 2010 and argued that the new law still wasn’t adequate.  Attorney Alan Rupe said he is disappointed in the result.

But Rupe said it’s a “huge victory” that the Supreme Court declined to end the lawsuit so that the justices can ensure that the state keeps its funding promises.  Rupe said the districts will go back to the Supreme Court if they feel the state is not meeting its commitments.

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